Understanding Risk Forum 2020
Nov30, 2020 | Singapore EXPO, Singapore | #UR2020

Please note that, in light of the postponement, the Focus Day events may change. We are working with the organizers to solidify the Focus Day program. This schedule will provide a good sense of the types of events featured in the Focus Days. 

Focus Days are comprised of 100+ events that include training sessions, workshops, and stakeholder meetings. These events are organized by individual organizations that take a deeper dive in topics around disaster risk management. Events can be anywhere from 1 hour to 2 days, 25 to 200 participants.

Day 1 – Monday, November 30Focus Days

9:00 – 10:30

Increasing disaster resilience in Asia-Pacific cities through science and technology

Developing a policy framework for investments in disaster risk resilience – an economic and social cost approach

The power of partnership: Sparking public-private engagement in hydromet services 

Doing drainage differently: Tackling urban flooding in the future mega-city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Nature-based solutions: Balancing risk and reward

9:00 – 11:00

European Commission MISSION on Adaptation to Climate Change with Societal Transformation

9:00 – 12:00

Understanding the anatomy of DARAJA: How to construct the Ne Plus Ultra of Inclusive City / Community Forecasting and Early Warning Systems

Lloyd’s Register Foundation steering committee *closed event

How big is your appetite (for making a difficult decision)?

9:00 – 13:30

Do we need champions to understand disaster risk?

Efficient risk data sharing: A dedicated disaster risk data library

Disrupting the status quo: Brigade of youth and young professionals in DRR (continues to Day 2)

Setting the vision for resilient school infrastructure at global scale (continues to Day 2)

DAT/Artathon: Turning risk data into visual art *closed event (continues to Day 2)

9:30 – 11:00

Build-your-own risk map: Hands-on training series to create interactive maps for communicating risk

10:00 – 13:00

Responsible AI for disaster risk management

11:00 – 13:00

Expert collaboration to support disaster risk financing: New models and views of risk

From risk thinking to resilience thinking: Launch of the STAIN tool

Developing New Zealand’s open source multi-hazard risk assessment tool: RiskScape 2.0

11:30 – 13:00

Climate and design collaborative studio

Co-developing open risk models for risk financing and climate change adaptation

Early warning for early action: Toward more behaviorally-informed early warning system

11:30 – 13:30

Implementing real-time disaster risk models: Collaborations across government, non-profits, academia and private sector in Mozambique and The Bahamas

14:00 – 15:30

Geohazard risk monitoring and mitigation approaches: Increasing resilience of the Himalayan road network

Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) for DRM

Risk, resilience & reform from ministries of finance

Understanding and assessing climate change risk to Cultural Heritage: the Climate Vulnerability Index applied to the Caribbean Forts

14:00 – 16:00

Telling a story that can change the world: Hands-on workshop with ArcGIS StoryMaps

14:00 – 17:00

Importance of modernization of hydromet systems and risk assessment

Misinformation, disinformation, and risk: When science alone doesn’t cut it

Reaching vulnerable communities faster: A hands-on exercise to explore how to improve information flows for humanitarian decision-makers

Launch of road geohazard risk management tools and products: Theory into practice

14:30 – 16:30

Supporting decision making for resilient transport

14:30 – 17:30

Map your city’s future: A spatial data for resilience workshop

Towards proactive disaster risk management: Benefits and challenges in linking early warning with risk financing

14:00 – 18:00

Resilience Academy: A sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in Africa

The Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation (GRADE) approach

LRF World Risk Poll ideation workshop *closed event

16:00 – 17:30

Adaptive cross-sectoral disaster recovery and risk reduction in Sulawesi, Indonesia: Collaborations between global non-profits and national civil society

Ambition for early action at COP26: REAP (Risk-informed Early Action Partnership)

Integrated nature-based solutions (NBS) for urban flood resilience in Singapore *closed event

16:30 – 18:00

Virtual reality for urban risk perception enhancing

What do we learn when we map a city? Voices and impacts from Open Cities Africa

Cooler cities: Action to reduce extreme urban heat risk


Day 2 – Tuesday, December 1 Focus Days

9:00 – 10:30

Geospatial data for post disaster building damage assessment challenge

Landslide susceptibility and hazard: Examples from the global, regional and local scale

Disruptive tech for Africa

Multiform Flood Risk in a complex future flooded world – Earth Observation and Complex Systems in support of compound floods in rapidly changing environments

9:00 – 11:00 

Working together with local communities

Disrupting the status quo: Brigade of youth and young

9:00 – 12:00 

Open Cities AI Challenge: Results workshop

Accelerating a shift from critical infrastructure resilience theory to practice

AIESEC Sustainable Youth Village (ASYV)

9:00 – 13:00 

Access the past and foretell the future: Peering into the crystal ball of early action

Disruptive tech for Africa

9:00 – 13:30 

High-stakes decision-making made real – through Chernobyl

Catching fire: New paradigms for wildfire resilience *closed event

9:00 – 16:00 

International Charter of Major Disasters: Users training

Unpacking multi-hazard early warning systems: From concepts to measurable reduction of disaster risks and impacts

9:00 – 18:00 

Forming radical collaborations to address climate and disaster risk: The Understanding Risk Field Lab

Putting resilience in place: Learn to apply cloud AI disruptive geospatial technologies people will use for decision making

Stories of impacts and innovations in Small Island Developing States

Mapping with low-cost centimeter precise surveys: Drones and open source software

Setting the vision for resilient school infrastructure at global scale

DAT/Artathon: Turning risk data into visual art

10:00 – 13:00 

Using geospatial tools for nature-based solutions to reducing disaster and climate risks: A hands-on workshop session

11:00 – 12:30 

Global model of social vulnerability and resilience launch

11:00 – 13:00 

Telling a story that can change the world: Hands-on workshop with ArcGIS StoryMaps

Governing Risks of Emerging Technologies in Asia: New approaches to AI, Blockchain and Precision Medicine

11:30 – 13:00 

Resilience building of the private sector in small island states

The #TimesUp moment for disaster risk? Transformational approaches for gender inclusion in DRR

Risk-Informed Development in Bangladesh

Building Climate resilience practices into City Planning – A Vietnamese Case study

14:00 – 15:30 

A toolkit for landslide early warning systems

It takes a village: Digital skills to improve urban resilience in Africa

Preparing Local Communities to Assess Risk and Provide First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

Managing climate risk: The way forward

Fire resilience and the urbanising margins

Management of OpenStreetMap data and data collection processes for integrated DRM

14:00 – 17:00 

Breaking the silos: From single to comprehensive multi-hazard risk frameworks

Nature-based solutions at any cost? A role play to support decision-making for flood risk management

Dynamic cities and disaster risk: Capturing the complexity within risk models

Innovations in data analysis, geospatial technologies, and related frameworks in risk valuation

The Meguro Method: A public engagement technique to improve disaster preparedness

Crossroads: Managing intersecting risks of conflict, violence, disasters and climate change

14:00 – 18:00 

The Development Impact of Risk Analytics

UNDRR / ISC Sendai Hazard Definition and Classification Review

14:00 – 18:30 

Disaster displacement in a changing climate: Risks and impacts