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Micro Vulnerabilities; Macro Risks: Risk, resilience and reform at ministries of finance

   Monday, November 30: 14.00- 15.30 Micro Vulnerabilities; Macro Risks: Risk, resilience and reform at ministries of finance Opal Room 101 The combination of a new generation of risks and rapidly evolving capabilities is taking the work of ministries of finance in new directions. Health scares, entrenched pockets of poverty and social marginalization, and climate-change…

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

   Tuesday, December 1: 14.00 – 17.00 Crossroads: Managing intersecting risks of conflict, violence, disasters and climate change Peridot 201 use · Fragility, conflict and violence settings · drought 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,…

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ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications

   Thursday, May 21: 09.00 – 16.00 ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications Garnet 213 Showcasing, demonstrating and launching a tool-kit identify · use · Data · risk assessment · earthquake 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…

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Risk-Informed Development in Bangladesh

   Tuesday, December 1: 11.30 – 13.00 Risk-Informed Development in Bangladesh Opal 106 use · risk assessment · decision-making · Stakeholder collaboration 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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Governing risks of emerging technologies in Asia: New approaches to AI, blockchain and precision medicine

   Tuesday, December 1: 11.00 – 13.00 Governing risks of emerging technologies in Asia: New approaches to AI, blockchain and precision medicine Garnet 218 use · AI-Machine Learning · Emerging technologies The workshop brings together thematic experts from diverse backgrounds to share and shape ideas for governing risks of emerging technologies in the era of…

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

   Tuesday, December 1: 09.00 – 10.30 Multiform Flood Risk in a complex future flooded world – Earth Observation and Complex Systems in support of compound floods in rapidly changing environments Tourmaline 207, 208 use · AI-Machine Learning · Data · Emerging technologies · risk assessment · earth observations · flood Risk, and particularly flood…

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AIESEC Sustainable Youth Village (ASYV)

   Tuesday, December 1: 09.00 – 12.00 AIESEC Sustainable Youth Village (ASYV) Topaz 220, 221 use · Youth and young professionals AIESEC is an international organisation that has its roots from post ww2 period and since then has continuously championed for peace and sustainable growth and development of youths globally. It offers various programmes from…

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

   Monday, November 30: 14.30 – 16.30 Recalibrating approaches towards urban resilience investments: System thinking and prioritization methods for decision making Supporting decision making for resilient transport Topaz 220, 221 use Intended Audience:This focus day event is open to all particularly to engineers, researchers, managers and decision makers that deal with urban resiliency. While some…

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

   Monday, November 30: 09.00 – 10.30 Doing drainage differently: Tackling urban flooding in the future mega-city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tourmaline 207 identify · Emerging technologies · risk assessment · data · earth observations Every year floods in the Msimbazi River Valley in Dar es Salaam result in deaths and millions of dollars…

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Fire resilience and the urbanising margins

   Tuesday, December 1: 14.00 – 15.30 Fire resilience and the urbanising margins Peridot 205 Organizer: University of Edinburgh UR2020 Quick Links Home / Registration FAQs UR Collaboration Travel Preliminary Agenda Main Conference topics Focus day tags Identify Communicate Use AI / Machine learning Data Cities Emerging technologies Risk communication Risk assessment Infrastructure Youth and…

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Setting the vision for resilient school infrastructure at global scale

   Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1: 09.00 – 18.00 Setting the vision for resilient school infrastructure at global scale Day 1: Peridot 202, Day 2: Site Visit use This side event builds upon recent achievements of developing countries in improving the resilience of school infrastructure. Through a series of lightening talks, government officials,…

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

   Monday, November 30: 09.00 – 10.30 Developing a policy framework for investments in disaster risk resilience – an economic and social cost approach Citrine 211 use · risk assessment Deloitte Access Economics (Australia) has explored the costs of natural disasters and associated policy implications since 2013. Our in-depth research advocates for practical solutions to…

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

   Monday, November 30: 09.00 – 10.30 Increasing disaster resilience in Asia-Pacific cities through science and technology Opal 101 identify · use · Infrastructure · Emerging technologies · cities Digitisation offers new opportunities for science to analyse the complexity of urban environments and stimulates the development of new or disruptive technologies. Such technologies can support…

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Understanding the anatomy of DARAJA: How to construct the ne plus ultra of inclusive city / community forecasting and early warning systems

How would you go about creating a forecasting and early warning system in which the principles of inclusivity and co-design are applied to the absolute maximum? The Understanding the Anatomy of DARAJA Workshop will allow participants to deconstruct a weather and climate services project supported by the Met Office and Climate KIC that won…

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Climate and design collaborative studio

From conducting user research, design and systems thinking, to creating products and platforms for risk communication—the field of Science and other disciplines often borrow from the Design discipline without actually knowing the rigor it entails. Many people talk about prioritizing user needs and user centric design, but just having ‘better workshops’ and ‘more interactive user…

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Importance of modernization of hydromet systems and risk assessment

Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), the nodal agency for hydro-met services in the country, is modernizing the whole hydro-met system in the country through the ‘Building Resilience to Climate Related Hazards’ project. The critical components of the hydro-met systems – Automated Weather Stations, Automated Hydrological Stations, Doppler Radar, Radiosonde, Lightning Detection, Hydromet Workstations, Calibration…

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

Acting in anticipation of or early after a disaster can save lives and livelihoods, protect public finances and safeguard development gains.
For early warning systems to inform governments and humanitarian actors about oncoming climate impacts and trigger effective anticipatory and response measures, they need to be underpinned by funding through pre-arranged risk finance, such as…

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

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami which struck Sulawesi, Indonesia in October, 2018 Direct Relief joined efforts with the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Center) and the leading Indonesian civil society organization Muhammadiyah, to link health-sector and housing needs for the sake of immediate recovery and long-term risk…

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

From earth observations and weather forecasts to machine learning and predictive modeling, the science and technology of today enables people and organizations to collect decades of data and improve our understanding of future risks. Whether we are preparing to host displaced populations, anticipating destructive floods, alerting urban inhabitants to take action to protect themselves against…

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

As an all-of-society challenge, addressing climate and disaster risk issues will require diverse participation and collaboration across boundaries of all sorts, whether they be disciplinary, national, professional, cultural, age, etc.
Yet forming effective collaborations across these diverse boundaries is difficult and rare. With the support of the Understanding Risk community and World Bank Disaster Risk…

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

he concept of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) is well developed – however, different actors have different understandings of what it means: From comprehensive national partnerships to global-to-local-systems of systems to software applications in operational emergency management centres.
This makes it a challenge to strengthen such systems, measure their effectiveness, and report on progress. What…

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Working together with local communities

Community science has the power to transform your science into an impactful force for good! Thriving Earth Exchange defines community science as communities and scientists working together. Over the last 6 years, our scientists have been working with communities to develop tools and solutions that address community priorities related to climate change, natural hazards…

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

Community engagement has become a mainstay for urban planning and disaster risk management. It takes diverse forms, from consultation with female neighborhood leaders, to partnering with universities for data collection and analysis, to local businesses and entrepreneurs bringing innovation into government and humanitarian work.What do we need to do to push the envelope further?

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Managing climate risk: The way forward

Climate change is taking place at an accelerated pace, and further changes are anticipated due to various factors including global population growth, urbanisation, increased use of fossil fuels and deforestation. The impacts of climate change range from gradual changes in temperature and sea level to extreme weather conditions, including more intense floods, droughts, and storms….

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