# Risk assessment

Mapathons, movement data, machine-learning – oh my! A ‘jam session’ on geospatial data innovations and how to use them

   Mapathons, movement data, machine-learning – oh my! A ‘jam session’ on geospatial data innovations and how to use them Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: Mapbox, MIT Urban Risk Lab, Youth Innovation Lab Nepal, Thinking Machines, First Street Foundation The world of data sources that are useful for the assessment and communication…

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Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Researchers Edition

   Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Researchers Edition Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre In this session we will have a carousel of humanitarian scientists from all over the world presenting the latest advancements in anticipatory action,…

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Catalyzing inclusive risk finance in LAC: Opportunities for Innovation in Guatemala and the Caribbean

   Catalyzing inclusive risk finance in LAC: Opportunities for Innovation in Guatemala and the Caribbean Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 16:00 to 16:55 Organizer: WFP  MiCRO The regional context2020 illustrates clearly the challenges of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, with countries experiencing a combined impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – a major crisis…

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Future/risk/tick √: future climate projections show us a possible future. Do early actions, which help people now, also prepare people for the future impacts of climate change?

   Future/risk/tick √: future climate projections show us a possible future. Do early actions, which help people now, also prepare people for the future impacts of climate change? Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Met Office, the UK’s National Meteorological Service The Met Office and partners welcome the opportunity to deliver a session…

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Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) in ASEAN – Experience of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)

    Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) in ASEAN – Experience of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: Singapore Civil Defense Force Southeast Asia (SEA) is a region that is vulnerable and historically prone to catastrophic disasters ranging from earthquakes, tsunamis and meteorological disasters such as droughts,…

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Using “adaptation technologies” to improve policy and planning at national level

   Using “adaptation technologies” to improve policy and planning at national level Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Practical Action / IIED There is no dispute that developing countries need to adapt to climate change but there is a huge gap in implementation. Policy makers need practical ways of enabling and promoting adaptation….

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Operational flood damage assessment using SAR data

   Operational flood damage assessment using SAR data Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Floods are part of a natural phenomenon which is regarded as a persistent hazard, causing negative socioeconomic impacts, i.e. significant damages to lives, livelihoods, and infrastructure. Therefore, flood management has gained more attention recently….

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

   Putting resilience in place: Learn to apply cloud AI disruptive geospatial technologies people will use for decision making Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 15:00 to 15:55 Organizer: Mapbox, Microsoft AI for Good, Planet, World Bank A new generation of converging geospatial, cloud, AI, and big data technologies now provide fresh opportunities to improve public sector…

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So what if you have data? Conversations with humanitarian decision-makers on user-centric design and data-driven approaches to flood risk reduction

   So what if you have data? Conversations with humanitarian decision-makers on user-centric design and data-driven approaches to flood risk reduction Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: 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…

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ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications

   ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 16:00 to 17:55 Organizer: U.S. Geological Survey ShakeMap is an open-source software program employed to automatically produce a suite of maps and products that portray the geographical extent and severity of potentially damaging shaking following an earthquake. ShakeMap’s primary purpose is to provide post-earthquake…

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

   Implementing real-time disaster risk models: Collaborations across government, non-profits, academia and private sector in Mozambique and the Bahamas Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 15:00 to 15:55 Organizer: Direct Relief, Facebook Data for Good, Pacific Disaster Center, Harvard School of Public Health During the response to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique, and Hurricane Dorian in…

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From black swans to boiling frogs: How to understand risk, visualize risk scenarios, and build agency for early action

   From black swans to boiling frogs: How to understand risk, visualize risk scenarios, and build agency for early action Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: NASA and Earth Observatory of Singapore A myriad of risks exist, but it is our understanding and action in regard to these events that often lead to…

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

   Crossroads: Managing intersecting risks of conflict, violence, disasters and climate change Wednesday Dec 02, UTC 16:00 to 16:55 Organizer: GIZ, UNDP, ODI, IFRC, ICRC, EU In many countries of AFR, MENA and EAP, communities are affected by both natural hazards, the impacts of climate change and protracted crisis associated with fragility, conflict and violence…

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Evaluating COVID-19 transmission in cities: The COVID-19 City Disaster Vulnerability Index

   Evaluating COVID-19 transmission in cities: The COVID-19 City Disaster Vulnerability Index Wednesday Dec 02, UTC 16:00 to 16:55 Organizer: World Bank Most governments around the world continue to grapple with containing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and determining appropriate measures to keep economies running with minimum costs to health systems and livelihoods. As…

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Multiform flood risk in a complex future flooded world: Earth observation and complex systems for compound risk assessment

   Multiform flood risk in a complex future flooded world: Earth observation and complex systems for compound risk assessment Wednesday Dec 02, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: The World Bank Group Risk, and particularly flood risk, can be seen as the resultant of different forces acting on a complex system. Well-accepted and diffused frameworks describe…

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Catching fire: Evolving wildfire response for catastrophic events

   Catching fire: Evolving wildfire response for catastrophic events Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 15:00 to 15:55 Organizer: World Bank This moderated panel discussion will bring together global wildfire and disaster management leaders to explore technological innovations, share practical insights and explore meaningful solutions to the growing challenge of catastrophic wildfires.As the climate changes, the world…

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Understanding and assessing climate change risk to cultural heritage: The Climate Vulnerability Index applied to the Caribbean forts

   Understanding and assessing climate change risk to cultural heritage: The Climate Vulnerability Index applied to the Caribbean forts Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 15:00 to 15:55 Organizer: CVI, James Cook University, ICOMOS, INES Ingenieros, WeArchitects, Moun Studi The Caribbean is one of the most hazard prone regions in the world, and its cultural heritage is…

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

   Early warning for early action: Toward more behaviorally-informed early warning systems Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: Food for the Hungry Early warning systems (EWSs) have traditionally focused on collecting and analyzing hazard data to produce warning messages that help inform government and other “official” stakeholders of impending disasters and when, where,…

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Recalibrating approaches towards urban resilience investments: System thinking and prioritization methods for decision making

   Recalibrating approaches towards urban resilience investments: System thinking and prioritization methods for decision making Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: The World Bank This community session event is open to all particularly to engineers, researchers, managers and decision makers that deal with urban resiliency. While some of the methods introduced during this…

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RiskChanges: An open source tool for multi-hazard risk assessment and decision making

   RiskChanges: An open source tool for multi-hazard risk assessment and decision making Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology – ITC, University of Twente This session will provide an advanced approach for multi-hazard risk assessment providing how risk changes over time, and how the information on changing…

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We need champions to understand disaster risk

   We need champions to understand disaster risk Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 10:00 to 10:55 Organizer: GEO-Geohazard Supersites and Natural Laboratories initiative GEO-GSNL; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – INGV, Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale – CIMA, Goma Volcano Observatory, Iceland Civil Protection, United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security –…

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

   Breaking the silos: From single to comprehensive multi-hazard risk frameworks Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 10:00 to 11:55 Organizer: Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam; Philippines Red Cross, German Red Cross and 510, an initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross; Deltares; Marsh & McLennan Advantage, Singapore; UN MGCY The conventional multi-hazard framework is still…

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Are present-day infrastructure disaster risk models still applicable in a post Covid-19 world?

   Are present-day infrastructure disaster risk models still applicable in a post Covid-19 world? Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Lloyds Register Foundation, Resilience Shift, University of Oxford Critical infrastructure systems, such as energy, transportation, water, waste, and digital communications, are the backbone of modern economies and societies. Failures of…

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Resilience Academy as a sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in Africa

   Resilience Academy as a sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in Africa Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 12:55 Organizer: University of Turku – Finland, Ardhi University – Dar es Salaam, Sokoine University of Agriculture – Zanzibar, University of Dar es Salaam – Dar es Salaam, State University of Zanzibar – Morogoro, World…

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Reshaping a resilient future in response to COVID-19

   Reshaping a resilient future in response to COVID-19 Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 11:55 Organizer: Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), World Resources Institute (WRI), International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Complex Systems in Transition (CST) *this session is part of the…

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Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Student Edition

   Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Student Edition Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 10:00 to 10:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre In this session we will have a carousel of young scientists from the SHEAR program presenting the latest advancements in anticipatory action, early…

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Geohazard risk monitoring and mitigation approaches for increasing the Himalayan road network resiliency against climate change

  Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Geohazard risk monitoring and mitigation approaches for increasing the Himalayan road network resiliency against climate change Organizer: Michigan Technological University; KOKUSAI KOGYO CO; icem – International Centre for Environmental Management, INES Ingenieros, World Bank, JICA, BHUTAN DOR Climate change is leading to a more extreme environment and…

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Developing a policy framework for investment in disaster resilience

   Developing a policy framework for investment in disaster resilience Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 04:00 to 04:55 Organizer: Deloitte Access Economics Deloitte Access Economics has explored the costs of natural disasters and associated policy implications in Australia since 2013. Our research advocates for practical solutions to increase resilience, such as incorporating resilience into investment decisions…

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Tsunami of New Dreams: Filming survival

   Tsunami of New Dreams: Filming survivals Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: art-science-media.com, ICAIOS International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies, Prince Sultan University The producers and film director discuss the process of crafting a story of disaster recovery, future preparedness, and a unique example of stakeholder collaboration. This new documentary…

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

   Forming radical collaborations to address climate and disaster risk: The Understanding Risk Field Lab Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: Co-Risk Labs, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Arup, University of Toronto As an all-of-society challenge, addressing climate and disaster risk issues will require diverse participation and collaboration across boundaries of all sorts, whether…

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Geo-powering Cities for Resilience

     Geo-powering Cities for Resilience Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 03:55 Organizer: World Bank’s City Planning Labs The urban data revolution has already started. Over the last decade, cities have been offered unprecedented opportunities to mobilize geospatial data to enhance livability and reduce vulnerability through risk-informed decision making. Data is helping cities prioritize…

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Risk-informed development in Bangladesh

   Risk-informed development in Bangladesh Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer:  National Resilience Programme (Programming Division Part), Bangladesh Planning Commission Although Bangladesh has made significant progress in disaster risk management, the country is still at risk of growing loss and damage due to disaster and climate stresses. Limitations are found in incorporating disaster…

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

   Expert collaboration to support disaster risk financing: Developing new models and views of risk Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: AIR Worldwide Progress towards closing the protection gap will require collaboration between experts across disciplines, organizations, and geographies to quickly develop and deploy new models. This session will review successful case studies…

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Getting hotter? Screening public investment projects for climate change using digital mapping platforms

   Getting hotter? Screening public investment projects for climate change using digital mapping platforms Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 03:00 to 04:55 Organizer: Singapore Swiss Technical University Centre The session presents the insights gained from combining an institutional public investment management lens with an on-line applied digital mapping technology screening. The session will engage on the…

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Global risk narrative and cultural influence on risk perceptions

   Global risk narrative and cultural influence on risk perceptions Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 03:00 to 04:55 Organizer: Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore How does individual-level risk perception differ from that of society? What role does culture play in shaping our risk attitude? Answering these questions…

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