# Risk communication

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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Understanding risk through games

   Understanding risk through games Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 04:00 to 04:55 Organizer: Earth Observatory of Singapore Join this session and play with the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) in this interactive session where EOS brings you its Dynamic Earth Games series to communicate key ideas about disaster preparedness, acting in uncertainty and enacting evacuation…

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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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Virtual Reality and Training for Emergency Responders in a Post-COVID-19 Era

   Virtual Reality and Training for Emergency Responders in a Post-COVID-19 Era Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: Singapore Civil Defense Force The landscape of training for the emergency response fraternity has evolved in parallel with the development of technology, from the advent of computers and the proliferation of digital and immersive technologies….

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

   Misinformation, disinformation, and risk: When science alone doesn’t cut it Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 15:00 to 15:55 Organizer: BBC Media Action, NASA, Columbia University Earth Institute’s International Research Institute with Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre Information alone in insufficient for prompting action in regard to the reduction of risk. Cognitive biases, blind-spots, and…

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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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Surviving natural hazards through gameplay

   Surviving natural hazards through gameplay Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: art-science-media.com, SERNAGEOMIN, Universitat de Barcelona Using the Earth Girl Volcano free casual strategy game as a case study, this session examines a people-centric approach to providing populations at risk with a science-based but engaging set of effective survival tools. Topics include…

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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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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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A toolkit for landslide early warning systems

   A toolkit for landslide early warning systems Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 11:00 to 11:55 Organizer: Practical Action, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, British Geological Survey, King’s College London, Imperial College London, University of Birmingham, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, UK Met Office, Geological Survey India, Amrita University, Newcastle University, Tribhuvan University, Society of Hydrologists…

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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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An interdisciplinary approach to forecasting and early warning systems

   An interdisciplinary approach to forecasting and early warning systems Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Water Youth NetworkPolytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Center of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology (CRAHI)University of Reading Forecasting and early warning systems (EWSs) help societies prepare for and respond to all types of disasters, including those due to…

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

   Unpacking multi-hazard early warning systems: From concepts to measurable reduction of disaster risks and impacts Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 12:55 Organizer: World Meteorological Organization (WMO), others TBC The concept of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) is well developed – however, different actors have different understandings of what it means: From comprehensive national…

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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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Risk information from the decision maker’s perspective: What they wish you knew and what they need you to tell them

   Risk information from the decision maker’s perspective: What they wish you knew and what they need you to tell them Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 10:00 to 11:55 Organizer: REAP Globally, regionally, and in many contexts, nationally we have unprecedented access to early warning information and risk analysis. At the same time, many organizations, governments…

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Disaster Risk Reduction in Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh: Enacting a relational model of risk communication

   Disaster Risk Reduction in Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh: Enacting a relational model of risk communication Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 04:00 to 04:55 Organizer: New York University; Bangladesh Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP); UN Women, Bangladesh Red Crescent/American Red Cross/IFRC in Bangladesh; Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre; The World Bank The panel will take up different dimensions of work…

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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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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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Who’s missing information? Towards inclusive risk communication

   Who’s missing information? Towards inclusive risk communication Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: The World Bank South Asia Climate and Disaster Risk Management Unit, Social Development Unit, & GFDRR Labs team; Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management, Sri Lanka; Google; California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; and City of New Orleans…

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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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Understanding risk through games

   Understanding risk through games Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 04:00 to 04:55 Organizer: Earth Observatory of Singapore Join this session and play with the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) in this interactive session where EOS brings you its Dynamic Earth Games series to communicate key ideas about disaster preparedness, acting in uncertainty and enacting evacuation…

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Earthquake disaster preparedness through public engagement

   Earthquake disaster preparedness through public engagement Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 03:00 to 03:55 Organizer: Miyamoto International in collaboration with the University of Tokyo (Disaster Management Training Center) If you cannot imagine it, you cannot prepare for it. Using the disaster imagination tool developed by distinguished Professor Meguro at the University of Tokyo, a leading…

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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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