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This round of the Resilience Dialogue explored how to scale up and sustain funding and implementation of disaster and climate risk programs to advance post-2015 resilience goals.


We convened a two week long dialogue dedicated to Urban Flood Risk Management, in which experts, practitioners and policy makers explored cross-cutting solutions and innovative approaches in dealing with urban flood risk.

This round of the Resilience Dialogue explored emerging and innovative financing strategies for the implementation of disaster and climate resilience programs.


The Organization for Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Regional Engineering Workshop in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) built upon ongoing disaster risk reduction activities in the region, namely through the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Program (RDVRP) and the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR). 

500 participants from over 60 countries explored innovative approaches for restoring lives, livelihoods, and assets that are more resilient to future natural hazards.

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UR2014 convened 840 participants from more than 60 countries. Under the theme "Producing Actionable Information," 24 technical sessions and workshops led by various international organizations were held, covering topics such as decision-making under uncertainty, and risk modeling in the financial sector.

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A live chat took a deep dive into how India responded effectively to Cyclone Phailin, and what lessons can be gleaned from the country's response.

A technical workshop was held in Brussels, Belgium from November 4-7, 2013, to develop initial inputs for the Disaster Recovery Framework Guide and to consult on key issues related to recovery and reconstruction.

This book contains a summary description of probabilistic modeling of disaster risk that can be generated as a result of natural hazards. Both conceptual bases are presented as a series of applications for the purpose of risk management in the context of planning socio-economic and sustainable development.


This round of the Resilience Dialogue explored the impacts of disasters on poverty dynamics as well as the opportunities of resilience for poverty reduction.