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UNDERSTANDING RISK AND VULNERABILITY: FROM KNOWLEDGE GAPS TO ACTION

Overview


Organizers : UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), Division of Early Warning and Assessment
Date : July 7th, from 3pm to 5pm
Location : UNEP Offices, Paris, France
Expected number of participants : 1-50
Nature of participants : Policy makers, Researchers, Scientists, Disaster Risk Reduction actors, Humanitarian actors, Academicians, Health practitioners, Students, Media
Keywords : Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change, Early Warning, Vulnerability
Keynote speakers :
  • J. Mcglade United Nations Environment Programme, Division of early warning and assessment, Nairobi, Kenya
  • C. Gordon University of Ghana, Institute for environment and sanitation studies college of basic and applied sciences, Accra, Ghana
  • A. Othowai IGAD Climate Predication and Application Centre (ICPAC), Disaster risk management, Nairobi, Kenya
  • J. Oduor National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), Disaster risk reduction, Nairobi, Kenya
  • J. Palutikof Griffith University, National climate change adaptation research facility, Southport, Australia
  • S. Huq International Institute for Environment and Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • X. Yinlong Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Climate change lab, Beijing, China

Summary

This year is an important year for global governance with the post 2015 disaster risk reduction, climate change and development goals under discussion.  It is clear that there is an urgent need for action – temperatures are rising, economic losses from disasters are increasing. The Sendai Framework for Disaster  Risk Reduction calls for “a multi-hazard approach and inclusive risk-informed decision-making based on the open exchange and dissemination of disaggregated data, including by sex, age and disability, as well as on the easily accessible, up-to-date, comprehensible, science-based, non-sensitive risk information, complemented by traditional knowledge.” This session will explore how we can achieve risk-informed decision making. How do we move from knowledge to action? What are the gaps in understanding of risk and vulnerability that need to be filled? What science informed new tools are available for action? The session will present results of UNEP’s Climate Early Warning System Project and PROVIA.



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Contacts :
Asha Sitati
Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
P.O. Box 47074 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (+254) 20 7623190
Email: asha.sitati@unep.org

OR

Zinta Zommers
Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
P.O. Box 47074 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (+254) 20 7623949
Email: zinta.zommers@unep.org

OR

Janak Pathak
Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
P.O. Box 47074 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (+254) 20 7625108
Email: janak.pathak@unep.org