Understanding Risk is a global community of experts and practitioners with interest in the field of disaster risk identification, specifically risk assessment and risk communication.

The Understanding Risk community was born in 2010 out of the recognition that disaster risk assessment and identification were activities that cut across sectors and industries. What began with just five founding partners has grown into a community of over 13,000 experts and practitioners interested and active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. This network has inspired innovation by sharing and applying best practices, developing technological solutions, and enabling cross-sector partnerships. The Community comes from nearly 209 countries, with 48.5% coming from WB client countries. Over 4,600 organizations are part of the community, representing government agencies, multilateral organizations, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, academia, community-based organizations, and civil society.

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Fostering new knowledge, innovation, and collaboration.

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Calling proposals for technical sessions and focus days.

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Results in Resilience

Sharing ideas and best practices for how to create, communicate, and use risk information.

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