Organization: Germany, GFDRR, UNDP, World Bank, WHS Secretariat
Conflict, fragility and natural disasters have grave social, economic and political impacts with human and economic costs, including the derailing of poverty reduction efforts. They also stem from the same sources of socio-economic vulnerability and inequality. These risks are becoming more and more interdependent, and are further compounded by rapid urbanization, climate change and environmental degradation. The result is a much more complex and challenging environment for governments, and humanitarian and development actors, where institutional barriers for understanding and cooperation become irrelevant and even detrimental to providing effective support to poor communities in reducing risk and recovering from shocks.
This session looked at the experiences of communities dealing with multiple risks and explore promising practices of inter-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approaches to address the root causes of vulnerability. It informed a Special Session in the World Humanitarian Summit on Emerging and Colliding Risks.