- Francis Nkoka, Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank
- William Harawa, Principal Economist, Department of Disaster Management Affairs, Malawi
- Erasme Ntazinda, Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, Rwanda
- Martin John Owor, Commissioner, Disaster Preparedness and Management, Uganda
- Kresh Seebundhun, Lead Analyst, Ministry of Finance, Mauritius
- Vitor Silva, Seismic Risk Engineer, Global Earthquake Model (GEM)
- Julio Serje, Program Manager, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction UNISDR
Risk assessments put a price tag on disasters by quantifying potential socio-economic and financial costs. They help decision makers prioritize disaster risk management activities and identify the most effective mitigation strategies. This session will provide an overview of risk assessments conducted in Africa. Case studies will demonstrate key features of risk assessments, highlight the benefits of improved risk information to planners, policy makers, and the public, and discuss current and future challenges.