Registration is now open for the 2019 Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean Conference!
Slated for May 27 – June 1 in Barbados, UR Caribbean will bring together representatives of government ministries and national disaster management agencies, disaster risk management practitioners, urban planners, insurance industry stakeholders, private sector organizations, academia, multilateral development banks, regional partners and donors to:
- Identify gaps and needs that exist in disaster risk information
- Obtain in-depth training in areas such as fiscal resilience, coastal protection, risk analytics & more
- Share knowledge and best practices from analyses, studies, projects and business practices
- Experience innovations from global partners that can facilitate disaster risk management processes
UR Caribbean is organized by the World Bank’s Caribbean Disaster Risk Management team, in partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the European Union (EU), and will be hosted by the Government of Barbados.
Core themes include:
Risk analytics and communication | Physical resilience | Fiscal resilience | Urban resilience | Coastal protection | Hydromet and early warning systems | Community engagement and emergency preparedness
Registration is open and free, but interested persons must register in order to attend.
UR Caribbean will be held at the University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination.
1. Hilton Barbados [Book here]
You may also book through the following options:
a. Call the Reservations Department at (246) 434-5700 to speak with an agent.
b. Forward your reservation details to firstname.lastname@example.org
c. [Click here] >Enter ‘Barbados’ under ‘Where are you going? > Select dates of your reservation > Enter remaining reservation details > Insert ‘RISK19 ‘ into ‘group code’ field under ‘Special Accounts and Rates’ > Select ‘Find Hotels’
2. Accra Beach Hotel and Spa [Book here]
Sponsored participants only, please note:
– Room and breakfast will be covered by the World Bank from May 26 – June 1, 2019.
– Any incidentals or additional meals on the guests’ rooms must be covered by the guests themselves.
– Guest credit cards are required to hold room/s at the time of reservation/check-in.
UR Caribbean – Partnership Packages Now Available!
Interested in supporting the Caribbean in addressing its disaster risk and improving its resilience to natural hazards? Get involved by becoming an official UR Caribbean Partner! Find more details and the full range of sponsorship opportunities for your organization here.
UR Caribbean – Call for Proposals Closed!
Our application portal is now closed. Many thanks to those who have made submissions! The team will be in touch following selections from our review panel.
What is Understanding Risk?
UR is a global community of 8,000+ experts and practitioners active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. Members share knowledge and experience, collaborate, and discuss innovations and best practice in risk assessment. The community convenes every two years at UR Forums – five-day events that highlight groundbreaking work, facilitate nontraditional partnerships, and showcase new technical know-how in disaster risk identification. Past global forums were held in London, Cape Town, Venice, Washington D.C. and Mexico City. In the interim, regional conferences are also held to galvanize localized efforts and build regional capacity in the area of disaster risk assessment. Regional events in 2018 were held in the Balkans and the Pacific Islands.
If you have any questions, please email URCaribbean@understandrisk.org.