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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.

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.

Exploring national legislative frameworks for public-private engagement in hydromet services.

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. 

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

CRP co-ran with GFDRR Labs an interactive session teaching participants, including city officials, to recombine geospatial layers for insights into risks and resilient urban planning through the cities of Banjul, The Gambia; Cap-Haitien, Haiti; and Douala, Cameroon. Innovations in earth observation and geospatial analysis allow planners to gain new insights into current and future risk. With the right knowledge, they can get ahead of future vulnerability.