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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. 

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. 

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. 

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.