What is Understanding Risk?

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


Check out all the events happening in the UR community.

UR24 Himeji City, Hyogo prefecture 16 -21 June 2024 Join us this June in Himeji, Japan for UR24. Over six days, the world’s leading experts and practitioners in disaster and climate risk management and reduction will once again gather to share and explore best practices and innovation in the field. UR22 Florianópolis, Brazil 28 November - 02 December 2022 The Understanding Risk Global Forum (UR22) was a hybrid event with the main location in Florianopolis, Brazil. Satellite events took place in London (UK), Wellington, (New Zealand), Niamey (Niger) and British Columbia(Canada). UR22 had 600 attendees in Florianopolis, 100 at each of the satellites and 1500 on line. UR22 reached a total of over 2500 attendees in-person and online, thank you all for sharing your knowledge, the most Global event so far. UR Asia Singapore & Online 2-3 December 2021 UR Asia 2021 brought together experts and practitioners from Asia and all around the world to showcase the best practices and latest innovations in the field of disaster risk identification and communication. 2020 Understanding Risk Forum Global December 1 - December 3, 2020 UR2020 Went fully virtual ! A truely global forum with 6344 attendees from 179 countries, please visit the recorded content. UR Centroamérica San José, Costa Rica Febrero 12-14, 2020 Acompáñenos del 12 al 14 de febrero de 2020 en San José, Costa Rica, para la primera Conferencia de Understanding Risk (UR) en Centroamérica. UR Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale – West and Central Africa Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast 20 - 22 Nov 2019 Thème « Capital Humain et Innovation, Moteurs de la Résilience » du 20 au 22 Novembre 2019 à Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).
Theme "Human Capital and Innovation for a Resilient Society" from 20 to 22 November 2019 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast).


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