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Upcoming Events

Bringing together the 10,000-strong UR community of disaster risk experts & practitioners.

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.

Past Events

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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A virtual workshop and launch of the Regional Report on DRM and Cultural Heritage for Central America and the Dominican Republic.

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Participants will gain insights on the challenges that women face in managing disaster risks and ways to address these barriers.

Join us and hear what officials working on the front lines in India, Japan, and the Caribbean have learned so far about responding to and preparing for tropical cyclones during COVID-19, and what advice they have for others who are facing similar challenges.


A discussion on the prospects for applying Multi-Hazard Impact-based Early Warning Systems (MHIEWS) to pandemics, drawing on insights about what works well when communicating information about risk.  The first in our Building Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis virtual speaker series.

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The 2020 Consultative Group (CG) meeting of GFDRR, jointly organized by the Government of India and the World Bank, will take place on May 27, 2020.

More than 500 participants came together to galvanize action for resilience in Central America.