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

The TechEmerge Resilience India Matchmaking Event brings together members of different Indian Government Disaster Management Authorities with technology innovators handpicked by a global jury of subject matter experts - in order to find solutions and address some of the biggest challenges in Disaster Management and Resilience, especially in a COVID-19 environment.

The World Bank and Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery will discuss their new tool to overlay conflict and disaster risks in order to help practitioners and governments to build disaster resilience in fragile states. Participants will have an opportunity to see a trial of the tool and discuss potential uses around the world.

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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.

This session from the Coronavirus Speaker Series featured Yuko Arai, an Urban Specialist at the World Bank, Hiroyuki Fujita, Chief Resilience Officer of Kyoto City, and Dr. Joseph Runzo-Inada PhD, Chief Resilience Officer & Head of Strategic Planning, City of Toyama, Japan.

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CRP profiled its newly developed City Scan StoryMaps to external audiences at the Urban and Regional Information System Association: GIS-Pro 2020 conference, highlighting the new use case for the product. StoryMaps enables CRP to leverage satellite data on the natural and built environment to create interactive maps and methods that help city officials identify their disaster risks and make their city more resilient.  

A virtual workshop and launch of the Regional Report on DRM and Cultural Heritage for Central America and the Dominican Republic.

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This session of the Coronavirus Speaker Series featured Dr.-Ing. Wiwandari Handayani, Associate Professor, Dept of Urban & Regional Planning, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia; Jagan Shah, Senior Infrastructure Advisor, DFID-India Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs; and Judy Baker, Global Lead and Lead Economist, Urban, DRM, Resilience and Land, The World Bank.

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Participants will gain insights on the challenges that women face in managing disaster risks and ways to address these barriers.

This session of the Coronavirus Speaker Series featured Wanli Fang, a Senior Urban Development Specialist with the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience & Land Global Practice of the World Bank; Athirah Ishak, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, Melaka; and Lori Nelson, Chief Resilience Officer, Boston.

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