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Webinar 2: Pathways to manage cascading risks and protect people

Date: August 26, 2020
Time: 12.00-13.30 (Bangkok), 10.30-12.00 (Delhi)

Background

To address the growing risk of hazard complexities and their cascading nature, ESCAP and NIDM, with BIMSTEC Climate and Weather Centre and the SAARC Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS Centre, are organizing a webinar series to discuss building resilience to cascading disasters in South Asia. The first webinar of this series, held on July 22, 2020 focused on innovative solutions to manage cascading disasters.

Two key recommendations emerged from the first webinar. One, there needs to be a paradigm shift from considering only short- and medium-term risk management to long-term understanding and addressal of cascading and systemic risks to support resilience building efforts. Two, the sub-region needs to prioritize building new and complex disaster risk scenarios supported by integrated approaches for risk assessments to address these risks.

The second webinar of the series will take forward these recommendations and addressing the successes and challenges building complex risk scenarios that take the converging biological and natural hazard risks into account. In the era of COVID-19, developing the next generation of integrated risk scenarios will build a resilient South Asia that is prepared to face complex and cascading challenges and protect both lives and livelihoods.

 

Additional Documents

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Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division [email protected]