Today, frequent and extreme disasters continue to threaten people around the world, with risks exacerbated with climate change. The global COVID-19 pandemic further poses an unprecedented challenge in managing compound risks. Commemorating the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE)'s 10th anniversary, we look back to understand the reconstruction efforts to build back better, re-examine lessons learned, reflect upon what GEJE has taught us on enhancing future resilience, and discuss how to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.
On Saturday, March 6, join the Labs and OpenDRI team of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for an Open Data Day webinar on the value of open data for understanding disaster risk.
Every year, the global open data community gathers for hundreds of local events for the annual Open Data Day, organized by Open Knowledge Foundation. Groups host hackathons, workshops, webinars and more to show the benefits of open data in their local community, and to encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society. The next Open Data Day is Saturday, March 6th, 2021.
The Fall 2020 Consultative Group (CG) meeting of GFDRR, chaired by the Government of India and the World Bank, will take place virtually through Webex on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
The third edition of Deep Tech Summit is a convening of thought-leaders and industry practitioners who are committed to harnessing science and technology innovation to help the world emerge more resilient and sustainable after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Partnership Forum is one of the bodies of the InsuResilience Global Partnership. Its annual meeting, the Global Partnership Forum, is the largest gathering of members from across the globe. The event brings together all members and partners of the InsuResilience Global Partnership – from governments to representatives of international organizations, civil society, the private sector and academia. It serves as a platform to exchange experience and knowledge and raise awareness about risk finance and insurance by engaging all stakeholders of the Partnership in an inclusive way.
CRP hosted a 4-day workshop for eight metropolitan municipalities in South Africa on resilient capital investment planning. The workshop allowed city decision-makers to explore climate resilience as a component of investment planning and prioritization, and conceptualize ways the private sector may help move these ideas to implementation.
CRP participated in a session ran by GFDRR’s Risk Data Library team illustrating how the Risk Data Library helps the City Scan streamline data production and generate new data and information. By combining hazard, exposure, vulnerability, and loss data together through a consistent schema, the Risk Data Library makes it easier to work with various sources of disaster risk information and build more efficient data workflows, catalogs and tools.