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Product/Services Overview:

PANDEMIC PROOF: Pandemic Proofing service as the part of SDP’s Management Consulting service offering for Public, Private and Social sector clients.


Product/ Service Delivery Duration:

Min 2-3 months depending upon Size of offering required and Scope of Work. The service offering & pricing needs to be agreed as per the requirement of the clients.


Ideal Client Type:

Public, Private and Social sector clients: International Agencies, National Governments-Ministries; Local Governments-Municipalities, Development Authorities, Smart City-Xspaces SPVs/ offices, Private Companies.


What is in the package of Product/Services (Deliverables)?

  • SDP offering of selective Management Consulting, Government Advisory, Resilience & Sustainability Services.

  • Pandemic Proofing Policy and Intervention Report.


Product Offering/SoW Overview:

  • Risk Assessment and Planning (Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Risk Assessment, Pandemic Preparedness Plan)

  • Proposing Selective Flows (Regulations/Schedules/ Policies/Guidelines)-Digital Education, Governance, Economy Interventions and Selective Travel Modes (Schedule).

  • Health and Safety Measures (Workplace Safety Protocols, Remote Work Policies, Employee Wellness Programs)

  • Case-studies of 2-3 Smart Cities Best Practices in Pandemic Proofing.

  • Preparing transformation roadmap for Crisis Recovery and Preparedness of Pandemic

  • Use cases of integration of emerging technologies interventions

  • Training and Awareness (Employee Training, Awareness Campaigns)

  • Monitoring and Improvement (Continuous Monitoring, Feedback Mechanisms, Plan Review and Updates)

  • Preparing Governance and Strategy CCS (Control Command System) from C+C+C to Collaboration, Data & Knowledge Management, Tracking & Mapping System (IoT), Virus Diagnosis (Accuracy and Test availability) using AI, Mitigation Measures (Quarantine, Restricted Mobility), Healthcare Facilities (Beds, Ventilators, Human Resources), Isolation Facilities (Temporary Sites and Facilities).


Key Benefits:

  • Urban renewal §Reduced pedestrian density §Proximity cities. §Urban hotspots.
  • Increasing distances between people, not houses §Focusing on walkability.
  • Creating public space for play.
  • Multifunctional space.
  • Creating digital twins.
  • Work near home, or even at home.
  • Health centers that can be reached on foot.
  • Remote work.
  • Governments tackle issues of equity, the future of work,
  • Greening cities,
  • Land governance.
  • Disaster risk management in a sustainable.
  • Resilient and inclusive cities.
  • Rewilding the city.
  • More non-hospital health centers.
  • Self-sufficiency


Additional Free Offerings:



    • Cities continue to be on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis, with dwindling economic activity, high rates of infection, low rates of vaccination and often inadequate resources; whereas the pandemic has also exacerbated the prevailing shortcomings in urban areas, exposing their vulnerabilities;
    • Long-standing inequalities within cities and towns have been deepened by the pandemic; whereas people in vulnerable situations have become even more vulnerable; whereas cities face challenges such as access to affordable housing, homelessness, social exclusion, poverty and a lack of access to public, health and other essential services.
    • Cities and Connectivity-flow of people that is the most drastically affected by the pandemic. Tourist and business travel were initially suspended and then reopened to varying degrees.
    • The pandemic has had gendered impacts that cities, towns and functional urban areas will need to take into account; whereas quarantines and social distancing requirements have put women at an increased risk of gender-based violence, while at the same time, women’s access to support networks, social services and sexual and reproductive health facilities has been curtailed.
    • Urban Economies as offices and office buildings where much of the routine data information processing take place are more vulnerable to collapse.
    • Cities, towns and functional urban areas, such as metropolitan areas, are key economic pillars to boost growth, create jobs and enhance the Union’s competitiveness in a globalized economy; whereas functional urban areas and mid-sized cities, despite strong disparities in the quality of services provided between urban and rural areas, can act as driving forces for rural attractiveness and development and provide their surrounding rural and depopulated areas with access to a number of services.
    • Urban Poverty as Cities are also sites of stark and growing inequalities, and these are reinforced as the pandemic cuts a more destructive swathe through the less wealthy and less powerful.
    • Informal Economy to rethink the role of the informal sector in the broad discussion of economic reactivation.
    • Physical distancing requirements have highlighted the lack of adequate parks, green areas and outdoor recreational facilities as well as the lack of adequate, safe transportation and alternative transport infrastructure in and around functional urban areas.
    • Urban areas, on top of the list of existing challenges, the climate emergency and demographic challenges are also present; whereas the multiplicity of challenges ultimately requires a response that is based on an integrated approach that brings together different sectors and looks for solutions that accommodate sectoral needs.
    • Metropolitan areas are the most unequal when it comes to access to essential resources such as healthcare, education and digitalisation, especially for people in vulnerable situations; whereas more sustained efforts are needed to combat multiple forms of discrimination and inequality. 
    • Physical distancing requirements have highlighted the lack of adequate parks, green areas and outdoor recreational facilities as well as the lack of adequate, safe transportation and alternative transport infrastructure in and around functional urban areas.
    • The transport of food and medicines and the provision of health services, and has highlighted serious shortcomings in medical infrastructure and professional training for healthcare workers on how to respond to pandemics or other health emergency situations;
    • Digital divide is intersectional and spans all categories, including gender, generation and social status gaps, and has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic; whereas many households and educational institutions lack access to adequate, up-to-date digital equipment;
    • Job losses are estimated to be higher in large cities than elsewhere, which hits low-skilled, self-employed and migrant workers and those with precarious contracts particularly hard; whereas the risk of unemployment is highest among young people, whose education, training pathways and personal development have been disrupted, and many have not found the internships or apprenticeships required to complete their studies;
    • Multi-level governance including the active involvement of urban authorities, based on coordinated action.
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