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 3: 14:00 – 18:00 UTC (business hours for Middle East, Africa, Europe, Americas).
For the most updated version of the agenda, please refer to ‘Interactive agenda‘ where you can bookmark your sessions to your calendar.
Tuesday, Dec 1, UTC 14:00 to 18:00
UTC 14:00 to 16:30: 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
UTC 17:00 to 17:55: Early warning for early action: Toward more behaviorally-informed early warning systems; Food for the Hungry
UTC 17:00 to 17:55: Surviving natural hazards through gameplay; Art-science-media.com, SERNAGEOMIN, Universitat de Barcelona
UTC 17:00 to 17:55: A call to action for resilience: Moving from research to practice; NASA and ImageCat, Inc.
UTC 17:00 to 17:55: Responsible artificial intelligence (AI) for disaster risk management; GFDRR, University of Toronto, Deltares
UTC 17:00 to 17:55: The power of partnership: Sparking public-private engagement in hydromet services; World Bank/GFDRR
UTC 17:00 to 17:55: Racism, Exclusion & Risk: Making Meaning Matters; GFDRR
Wednesday, Dec 2, UTC 14:00 to 18:00
UTC 14:00 to 14:55: Plenary – Crisis Communication in a time of COVID-19
UTC 15:00 to 16:55: On Bullshit, Candor, and Climate Risk: Reconciling Intent, Words and Actions; Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre *this session is part of the Development & Climate Days
UTC 15:00 to 15:55: Understanding and assessing climate change risk to cultural heritage: The Climate Vulnerability Index applied to the Caribbean forts; CVI, James Cook University, ICOMOS, INES Ingenieros, WeArchitects, Moun Studio.
UTC 15:00 to 15:55: Taking the risk out of using risk profiles: The Risk Viewer tool for Latin America and Caribbean; World Bank.
UTC 15:00 to 15:55; Catching fire: Evolving wildfire response for catastrophic events; World Bank.
UTC 15:00 to 15:55: Misinformation, disinformation, and risk: When science alone doesn’t cut it; BBC Media Action, NASA, Columbia University Earth Institute’s International Research Institute with Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.
UTC 15:00 to 16:55: Building Radical Collaborations for Just, Climate-resilient Futures; YCL / IIED
UTC 15:00 to 16:55: Map your city’s future: A spatial data for resilience workshop; World Bank City Resilience Program (CRP); GFDRR.
UTC 16:00 to 16:55: Evaluating COVID-19 transmission in cities: The COVID-19 City Disaster Vulnerability Index; World Bank.
UTC 16:00 to 16:55: Satellite EO for DRR in international development cooperation; ESA.
UTC 16:00 to 16:55: Catalyzing inclusive risk finance in LAC: Opportunities for Innovation in Guatemala and the Caribbean; WFP MiCRO
UTC 16:00 to 16:55: Crossroads: Managing intersecting risks of conflict, violence, disasters and climate change; GIZ, UNDP, ODI, IFRC, ICRC, EU.
UTC 17:00 to 17:55: Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Researchers Edition; Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
UTC 17:00 to 17:55: Multiform flood risk in a complex future flooded world: Earth observation and complex systems for compound risk assessment; The World Bank Group
UTC 17:00 to 17:55: From black swans to boiling frogs: How to understand risk, visualize risk scenarios, and build agency for early action; NASA and Earth Observatory of Singapore.
Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 14:00 to 18:00
UTC 14:00 to 14:55: Plenary – Racism, Exclusion & Risk
UTC 15:00 to 15:55: From Principles to Action: Enabling Locally Led Adaptation; WRI / Global Commission on Adaptation
UTC 15:00 to 15:55: From darkness to illumination: Climate grief and resilience in a sea of warnings; Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
UTC 15:00 to 15:55: How disaster risk data is driving public investment in Haiti; World Bank Group, Centre Nationale De Information Géospatiale (CNIGS) – Haïti, École des hautes études commerciales (HEC) Montréal – Canada
UTC 15:00 to 16:55: Access the past and foretell the future: Peering into the crystal ball of early action; NASA and IFRC
UTC 15:00 to 15:55: Implementing real-time disaster risk models: Collaborations across government, non-profits, academia and private sector in Mozambique and the Bahamas; Direct Relief, Facebook Data for Good, Pacific Disaster Center, Harvard School of Public Health
UTC 15:00 to 15:55: Fast-moving wildfires: Why, where and when?; FM Global
UTC 15:00 to 15:55: Putting resilience in place: Learn to apply cloud AI disruptive geospatial technologies people will use for decision making; Mapbox, Microsoft AI for Good, Planet, World Bank
UTC 16:00 to 16:55: A planet remade? How solar geoengineering may deliberately change (y)our climate – and how we understand risk; Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
UTC 16:00 to 17:55: Monitoring Compound Risks in the Covid-19 Era; World Bank Group (WBG); United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO); Centre for Disaster Protection (CDP)
UTC 16:00 to 17:55: ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications; U.S. Geological Survey
UTC 17:00 to 17:55: Heatwaves in an urbanising world: Exposing the silent killer; Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
UTC 17:00 to 17:55: So what if you have data? Conversations with humanitarian decision-makers on user-centric design and data-driven approaches to flood risk reduction; United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Cloud to Street, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) – Columbia University
UTC 18:00 to 18:30: Closing Ceremony
Friday, Dec 4, UTC 15:00 to 18:00 – 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 15:00 to 15:20: Opening remarks – Emily Jacobi, Executive Director of Digital Democracy
UTC 15:20 to 15:40: Parallel dialogue
- Natalia da Silveria Arruda, Universidad de Antioquia: SIGenBici: a collaborative mapping project of cycling infrastructure in Medellin, Colombia
- Anna Teach, HOT: Beyond the Mapathon – The Future of Volunteering at HOT
UTC 15:40 to 16:05: Parallel debate
- Marc van den Homberg, Cristiano Giovando, Antoni Ros Martinez-Netherlands Red Cross 510, REACH Impact Initiatives, & HOT: Damage Assessment
- Rupert Allan, Deo Kiggude, Arnalie-Missing Maps & HOT: Geospatial Ethics, Philanthropy, Politics of Representation
UTC 16:50 to 16:25: Parallel dialogue
- Jeff Underwood, Facebook: Map With AI: Past, Present, and Future
- Erica Hagen, Map Kibera/GroundTruth Initiative: Ethical Geography and Humanitarian Mapping
UTC 16:25 to 16:45: Parallel session
- Dialogue: Regina Campos Ccarhuarupay, GAL Center: MapImpact: University students developing mapping projects in times of pandemic
- Failfest: Bethany McGowan, Purdue University: OSM Mapping as a Critical Data Literacy Instruction Tool
UTC 16:45 to 16:50: Audacious Donors Pre-recorded Videos
UTC 16:50 to 16:57: Parallel lightning talk
- Leon, Practical Action: Mapping against wildfires in Bolivia [HOT 2020 Micrograntee]
- Laura Mugeha, YouthMappers: OSM Contribution 101: Contributing to OpenStreetMap beyond mapping
UTC 16:57 to 17:05: Parallel lightning talk
- Madison Musgrave, Maxar Technologies: Open Data for Disaster Response
- Valerio De Luca, Map For Future: International Mapping Partnership Rome-Hargeisa 2020 Geoportal of Hargeisa
UTC 17:05 to 17:12: Parallel lightning talk
- Erika Nunez, U.S. Department of State (MapGive initiative): Cities Covid Mitigation Mapping
- Kazeem Owolabi, Humanitarian Mappers: Getting the best of COVID-19 for Data
UTC 17:12 to 17:20: Parallel lightning talk
- Jian He: User-Centric Design for Open Source Mapping Tools
- Chad Blevins-Critigen, Trashsites: Mapping the Trash Value Chain
UTC 17:20 to 17:40: Parallel dialogue
- Mikel Maron: An Incomplete History of HOT, Part 2
- Katie Pickett, Cadasta Foundation: The Future of Mapping Land Rights and Resources
UTC 17:40 to 18:00: Closing remarks