The Understanding Risk and Finance conference represents a global forum for policy makers and financial sector experts to discuss effective strategies and approaches in mitigating the socio-economic, fiscal, and financial impacts of disasters. We expect about 300 attendees. Key topics to be addressed will be disaster risk assessment tools and applications, financing tools and approaches available to policy-makers, and a discussion of the opportunities and challenges associated with efforts to strengthen financial resilience against disasters in the region. The conference also aims to introduce attendees to the Understanding Risk Community of Practice, a global network of approximately 3300 members from more than 120 countries, among them members of Governments, regional institutions, the financial and insurance sector, international organizations, and academia.
For more information, see Understanding Risk Network.