The latest events and happenings from GFDRR

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Upcoming Events

Bringing together the 10,000-strong UR community of disaster risk experts & practitioners.

Understanding Risk (UR) British Columbia 2020 is a collaborative symposium that will foster place-based risk reduction strategies to proactively enhance resilience and improve disaster recovery pathways in BC.

Past Events

The 2020 Consultative Group (CG) meeting of GFDRR, jointly organized by the Government of India and the World Bank, will take place on May 27, 2020.

More than 500 participants came together to build strategic alliances between experts, the private sector, academic institutions and others, to move from understanding risk to action in disaster resilience in Central America.


UR Europe brought together over 350 experts In Bucharest, Romania to explore how technology and innovation can help create more resilient societies in Europe and beyond.

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Nearly 600 experts and practitioners from over 45 countries shared their knowledge and expertise on how to assess, understand and tackle risk in West and Central Africa.

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Over 30 participants from 15 African countries gathered for a session to share experiences, knowledge and lessons learned on disaster risk finance activities related in their respective countries.

The Art of Resilience brought together international artists, technologists, and makers representing Latin America, South and East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the United States. Curated from a global call for entries, The Art of Resilience demonstrated how art can unite a range of disciplines—big data, scientific research, and community organizing—to further the understanding and communication of disaster and climate risk.

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Over 250 experts and practitioners came together to exchange knowledge and participate in a dialogue on sustainable, climate-smart solutions for improved resilience in Tanzania.

The 8th Central Africa Platform brought together approximately 90 participants, including national disaster risk reduction (DRR) focal points, national climate focal points, and national meteorology focal points, to take stock of progress on disaster risk reduction across the region.