The Understanding Risk Balkans Conference will be held in Belgrade, Serbia from September 17-19, 2018.
The vision of the conference is to help further the understanding of risk by supporting a network of experts and practitioners that share knowledge and experience, and discuss best practices and innovative approaches in assessing risk and communicating risk information. UR has become the preeminent platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation in identifying and assessing disaster risk.
The conference aims to attract leading experts and practitioners from a wide range of sectors representing government agencies, the private sector, multilateral organizations, NGOs, research institutions, academia, and civil society, among others.
The first day of the conference will consist of an opening ceremony with keynote speakers and ignite presentations. The second and third day will provide a place for technical sessions.
The event is free to attend.
The conference will take place at the Yugoslav Film Archive Museum.
This event is co-organized by the Government of Serbia and the World Bank, with financial support of the European Union.
We are currently soliciting proposals for sessions which tackle key challenges in understanding risk. Sessions from previous events have included: Financial Applications, Open Data, Satellite Earth Observation, Hazard Analysis and Modeling, New Tools and Methodologies for Building Resilience, Community-Based Risk Assessments, and Assessing Risk in a Changing Climate.
To submit a proposal, send an email to Vica Bogaerts (firstname.lastname@example.org).