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Identifying the vulnerable and helping them build resilience

   Identifying the vulnerable and helping them build resilience Showcasing, demonstrating and launching a tool-kit Disasters play an important role in preventing households from moving out of poverty and in pulling back into poverty households that were able to escape. Research exploring the link between poverty and disaster risk has helped inform policies to increasingly…

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

   Micro Vulnerabilities; Macro Risks: Risk, resilience and reform at ministries of finance 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 exposures are all putting pressure on budgets and…

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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 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, conflict and violence (FCV). Furthermore, risks of violence…

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ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications

     ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications 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 potentially damaging shaking following an earthquake. ShakeMap’s…

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Risk-Informed Development in Bangladesh

   Risk-Informed Development in Bangladesh 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 and climate change risks in all stages of…

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Governing risks of emerging technologies in Asia: New approaches to AI, blockchain and precision medicine

   Governing risks of emerging technologies in Asia: New approaches to AI, blockchain and precision medicine 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 Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This workshop is motivated…

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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

   Multiform Flood Risk in a complex future flooded world – Earth Observation and Complex Systems in support of compound floods in rapidly changing environments use · AI-Machine Learning · Data · Emerging technologies · risk assessment · earth observations · flood Risk, and particularly flood risk, can be seen as the resultant of difference…

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AIESEC Sustainable Youth Village (ASYV)

   AIESEC Sustainable Youth Village (ASYV) 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 international internships to overseas volunteering to opportunities to develop…

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Nature-based solutions: Balancing risk and reward

   Nature-based solutions: Balancing risk and reward use · nature-based solutions · flood · landslide · drought The increasing frequency and severity of hydro-meteorological events on land and sea have a high impact globally. The science behind these phenomena is complex and multi-disciplinary as the international scientific community explores solutions that not only mitigate the…

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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 Supporting decision making for resilient transport 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 of the methods introduced during the side events will…

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

   The power of partnership: Sparking public-private engagement in hydromet services  identify · Stakeholder collaboration · risk assessment · risk communication · earthquake · volcano We stand at a historical crossroads. The need for hydromet and early warning services is at historical high due to growing population density, urbanization and more frequent events triggered by…

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Fire resilience and the urbanising margins

   Fire resilience and the urbanising margins 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 young professionals Fragility, conflict and violence settings Nature-based…

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Setting the vision for resilient school infrastructure at global scale

   Setting the vision for resilient school infrastructure at global scale 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, private sector representatives, practitioners, and development organizations, will discuss challenges and opportunities to scale up resilient school infrastructure…

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

   Developing a policy framework for investments in disaster risk resilience – an economic and social cost approach 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 increasing resilience such as incorporating resilience into investment…

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Catching Fire: New paradigms for wildfire resilience

     Catching Fire: New paradigms for wildfire resilience *note: this is a closed event use · wildfire As the climate changes, the world has marked a significant increase in the number of extreme wildland fire disasters. From the United States and Australia, to Portugal and Greece, to Georgia, Nepal, Brazil and Bolivia, this phenomenon…

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A toolkit for landslide early warning systems

Landslides are complex hazards that affect many areas of the world and cause significant loss of life and damage. Landslide early warning systems provide an opportunity to generate information in advance of such events, allowing for early actions that can reduce risks and impacts of these hazards. However, landslide early warning systems vary widely in…

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

   Increasing disaster resilience in Asia-Pacific cities through science and technology 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 the development of smart and disaster resilient cities….

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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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Disaster displacement in a changing climate: Risks and impacts

The session will feature presentations on new results from a collaboration between IDMC and Facebook in tracking disaster displacement movements and estimating displacement risk in disaster events.
It will further discuss progress in applying disaster displacement risk models to planning for risk management in the Asia-Pacific region and offer an opportunity for discussion on the…

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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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