The Community Sessions are organized by individual organizations and include virtual training sessions, workshops, and stakeholder meetings. In total, there are nearly 100 side events to choose from.
Below you find a list of the Community Sessions taking place in Timezone Block 1: 01:00 – 05:00 UTC (business hours for East Asia, the Pacific).
For the most updated version of the agenda, please refer to ‘Interactive agenda‘ where you can bookmark your sessions to your calendar.
Please note that the Opening Ceremony is in the late afternoon/evening for East Asia. Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 9:00 – 13:00
UTC 9:00 to 11:30: Opening Ceremony hosted by Kaori Enjoji, Journalist
- Opening remarks from Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank
- Keynotes from:
- Two panel discussions to choose from:
- Fact, Fiction, Fixation: Communicating risk amidst misinformation
- Deep Tech for Disaster Response
- Interactive activity, “Heavy Rain”
- Music from Toa Mata Band
Wednesday, Dec 2, UTC 01:00 – 05:00
UTC 01:00 to 01:55: Plenary – Crisis Communication in a time of COVID-19
UTC 02:00 to 02:55: Disaster risk and resilience: Understanding perceptions, exploring possibilities. Lessons to be learnt from the curious way of life; Confederation of Risk Reduction Professionals (CRRP), Risk & Resilience Institute (RRI).
UTC 02:00 to 03:55; Understanding Risk Assessment: Living Case Studies; The World Bank Group – Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program.
UTC 02:00 to 02:55: Mapathons, movement data, machine-learning – oh my! A discussion about geospatial data innovations and how to use them; Mapbox, MIT Urban Risk Lab, Youth Innovation Lab Nepal, Thinking Machines, First Street Foundation
UTC 02:00 to 02:55: Operational flood damage assessment using SAR data; Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
UTC 02:00 to 02:55: AIESEC: Rebuilding a Youthtopia; AIESEC in National University of Singapore.
UTC 02:00 to 02:55: Racism, Exclusion & Risk: Harnessing Humor for Hard Conversations; GFDRR.
UTC 02:00 to 02:55: Fast-moving wildfires: Why, where and when?; FM Global
UTC 03:00 to 03:55: Nature-based solutions for flood risk management in Asia: How much do we know?; Nanyang Technological University.
UTC 03:00 to 03:55: Earthquake disaster preparedness through public engagement; Miyamoto International in collaboration with the University of Tokyo (Disaster Management Training Center).
UTC 03:00 to 04:55: Getting hotter? Screening public investment projects for climate change using digital mapping platforms; Singapore Swiss Technical University Centre.
UTC 03:00 to 03:55: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief in ASEAN – Experience of the Singapore Civil Defence Force; Singapore Civil Defense Force
UTC 04:00 to 04:55: Virtual site visit: Green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for urban flood resilience in Singapore; World Bank – Urban, Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Resilience, and Land GP; World Bank – Urban Floods Community of Practice (UFCOP); Public Utilities Board (PUB) Singapore; National University of Singapore (NUS).
UTC 04:00 to 04:55: Understanding risk through games; Earth Observatory of Singapore.
UTC 04:00 to 04:55: Systems Approach to Flood Forecasting Putting the pieces together; RMSI
Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 01:00 – 05:00
UTC 01:00 to 01:55: Plenary – Racism, Exclusion & Risk
UTC 02:00 to 02:55: Expert collaboration to support disaster risk financing: Developing new models and views of risk; AIR Worldwide.
UTC 02:00 to 02:55; Geohazard risk monitoring and mitigation approaches for increasing the Himalayan road network resiliency against climate change; Michigan Technological University; KOKUSAI KOGYO CO; icem – International Centre for Environmental Management, INES Ingenieros, World Bank, JICA, BHUTAN DOR
UTC 02:00 to 02:55: DAT/Artathon: Turning risk data into visual art; University of New Mexico, Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative, Earth Observatory of Singapore
UTC 02:00 to 02:55: Risk-informed development in Bangladesh; National Resilience Programme (Programming Division Part), Bangladesh Planning Commission.
UTC 02:00 to 02:55: Understanding Risk through games: An up close and itimate session; Earth Observatory of Singapore
UTC 02:00 to 02:55: Virtual Reality and Training for Emergency Responders in a Post-COVID-19 Era; Singapore Civil Defense Force
UTC 02:00 to 03:55: Geo-powering Cities for Resilience; World Bank’s City Planning Labs.
UTC 03:00 to 03:55: Who’s missing information? Towards inclusive risk communication; The World Bank South Asia Climate and Disaster Risk Management Unit, Social Development Unit, & GFDRR Labs team; Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management, Sri Lanka; Google; California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; and City of New Orleans
UTC 03:00 to 03:55: Forming radical collaborations to address climate and disaster risk: The Understanding Risk Field Lab; Co-Risk Labs, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Arup, University of Toronto.
UTC 03:00 to 03:55: Tsunami of New Dreams: Filming survival; Art-science-media.com, ICAIOS International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies, Prince Sultan University.
UTC 03:00 to 04:55: Global risk narrative and cultural influence on risk perceptions; Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore.
UTC 04:00 to 04:55: Developing a policy framework for investment in disaster resilience; Deloitte Access Economics.
UTC 04:00 to 04:55: Disaster Risk Reduction in Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh: Enacting a relational model of risk communication; New York University; Bangladesh Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP); American Red Cross in Bangladesh; Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre
UTC 04:00 to 04:55 Pathways to Disaster Resilient Infrastructure; RMSI
UTC 05:00 to 05:30: Closing Ceremony
Friday, Dec 4, UTC 2:00 – 5:00 – HOT Summit
UR2020 is proud to host the HOT (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) Summit, which is also looking back over 10 years of their community, which has been active in the UR Community for many years. The Summit occurs throughout Friday, December 4. All UR Community members are invited to join their Summit.
UTC 2:00 to 2:20: Opening remarks
UTC 2:20 to 2:40: Dialogue – Mikko Tamura, MapBeks: LGBT Communities and the Unmapped Philippines
UTC 2:40 to 2:47: Lightning talk – Adityo Dwijananto, HOT ID: The State of OSM Data in Indonesia: Then, Now, and Future
UTC 2:47 to 2:53: Lightning talk – Kuniharu Higano, YouthMappersAGU: Mapping the Map in Japan
UTC 2:53 to 3:00: Lightning talk – Angela Tamrakar, Youth Innovation Lab: OSM Adda: Virtually training and engaging mappers in Nepal
UTC 3:00 to 3:20: Dialogue – Edoardo Neerhut, Mapillary: An homage to the projects of #map2020
UTC 3:20 to 3:40: Dialogue – Sajjad Anwar, Development Seed: Observe – offline, cross-platform field editor for OSM
UTC 3:40 to 3:45: Audacious Donors Pre-recorded Videos
UTC 3:45 to 3:53: Lightning talk – Ark Arjurn: HOT OSM and Indian Community
UTC 3:53 t0 4:00: Lightning talk – Erdenetsogt Sumiyasuren, Public Lab Mongolia: Mapping to support COVID-19 response in Mongolia
UTC 4:00 to 4:15: Failfest – Saurav Gautam, YouthMappers: Inspiring Youths to Map Nepal: Challenges, Successes, Lessons Learned and Way Forward
UTC 4:15 to 4:35: Dialogue – Geoffrey Kateregga, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team: Overcoming barriers to sustainable OpenStreetMap communities
UTC 4:35 to 5:00: Closing remarks