In order to share regional and international experiences on seismic risk management and improve knowledge and understanding of seismic risks on both national and regional scales, the World Bank held a Central Asia: Seismic Risk Session on May 12, 2014 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. During this session, representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan presented on each of the country’s statuses on seismic risk and ongoing reduction and mitigation initiatives, and discussed the needs and challenges that they face.