Thank you to all who made Understanding Risk 2014 a huge success.  Over a period of five days in London, UR2014 convened 840 participants from more than 60 countries, representing 285 institutions that covered government agencies, the private sector, NGOs, research institutions, academia and civil society. The Forum was organized in partnership with Willis, University College London, and the World Bank, with financial support from the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) – European Union Disaster Risk Reduction Program, Esri, RMS and Google.

UR2014 hosted a number of dignitaries including the Secretary of Finance for the Philippines, Cesar V. Purisima; Secretary of State for International Development of the UK, Justine Greening; European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva; Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Helen Clark; and World Bank Group vice president and special envoy for climate change, Rachel Kyte.