This issue of South Asia is titled ‘COVID-19 Second Wave and Indian Cities’ and highlights how India’s cities were impacted from the second wave of the pandemic. In doing so, there are also indispensable lessons to be imbibed on how to be better prepared for any upcoming wave of the pandemic.

This publication highlights the issues related to Community-managed disaster risk reduction (CMDRR). It contains articles contributed by disaster risk reduction practitioners from different agencies and reflects a unique aspect of multi-stakeholder perspective. It also highlights how to enhance actions at local levels with local community.