Droughts are among the most far-reaching and yet least understood among natural hazards. There is an increasing need for more accurate assessment and monitoring of drought hazards and impacts, with the aim of supporting decision-making on drought risk reduction, risk financing and disaster response.
The Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean conference took place May 27-31, 2019 in Barbados. More than 500 experts, policymakers and practitioners came together to share best practices, innovations and lessons learned for tackling the climate and disaster risk challenges facing the region.
The Government of Canada and GFDRR have launched the Canada-Caribbean Resilience Facility (CRF), a single-donor trust fund aimed at achieving more effective and coordinated gender-informed climate-resilient preparedness, recovery, and public financial management practices in targeted Caribbean countries.
UR Caribbean will be held from May 27 – June 1, 2019 at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination. The week-long event consists of three conference days of plenaries, technical sessions and cultural activities, followed by two days of workshops and side events. It also provides space for multimedia exhibits and bilateral meetings throughout the week.
Join us May 13-14 in Geneva for the next World Reconstruction Conference
Through a combination of open street mapping, drones, and modeling, Nigeriens are taking the lead in building Niamey’s preparedness for the next flood.