Understanding Risk Forum

The Understanding Risk Forum brings together Disaster Risk Management experts and practitioners from around the world to continue discussions on the central theme of better understanding risk from natural hazards to enable more effective action. It is a coming together of over 20,000 experts and practitioners from over 200 countries and 4,600+ organizations dedicated to generating, communicating, and making use of disaster risk information.

Mirianna Budimir, the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance’s Early Warning Systems (EWS) Lead, will be attending the Understanding Risk Forum and co-hosting a Focus Day with the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership and the UK Met Office on the topic of EWS.

UP – Unifying Partners Old and New to Ensure Warnings Save Lives.

Date: Thursday 20th June, Time: 9am – 6pm JST

A series of interactive sessions will help fill knowledge gaps in key areas and explore new ways of improving our approaches to early warnings early action (EWEA) programming and finance. These sessions will explore themes such as understanding forecast uncertainty, who needs to be at the centre of EWS, the use of tradition and innovation to build resilience, EWEA in conflict research and applications, and innovation related to early action finance.

During this Focus Day, Mirianna will also be leading a session on who are the people at the centre of EWS and sharing how the Missing Voices Approach is used to get insights into marginalised people’s needs in EWS.

Full details on the Understanding Risk Forum can be found here.

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