23 April 2021
Natural disasters do not respect political boundaries, often impacting many countries or regions at once, and often affecting developing countries more severely, hindering or even reversing economic growth, eroding financial and physical resources, affecting livelihood, increasing poverty, as well as increasing a risk of political and social destabilisation.
The capacity of individual countries to respond to disasters can be significantly limited by the availability of domestic financial resources, limited infrastructural and organisational capacity, and social vulnerability.
National risk management and mitigation plans can be enhanced through mutual participation of countries within multi-national risk transfer programmes. These programmes enable leverage of international risk financing, while also encouraging increased capacity for proactive and anticipatory planning in advance of future disasters.
A number of regional disaster risk pools are in place (e.g. African Risk Capacity, South East Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility, Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) which bring together countries across geographies, and hazards, to combine financial, organisational and analytical resources towards common resilience strategies.
The panel brings together international experts across the risk pooling community, from donors, through development agencies to pool managers, to discuss the challenges and opportunities afforded by risk pools, and how they can most effectively benefit vulnerable populations within them.
In this 60-minute session, the panellists will begin with an initial discussion before the moderator opens the floor for questions from those joining us live on Zoom.
This is the second event in a new series of fireside chats led by the Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group. The series brings together industry experts from a range of sectors and backgrounds in an informal and conversational setting to explore issues facing disaster risk management.
Nicola Jenns - Disaster Risk Finance Adviser, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Lesley Ndlovu - CEO, African Risk Capacity
Nicola Ranger - Deputy Director, Centre for Greening Finance and Investment, Sustainable Finance Programme, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
Benedikt Signer - Program Coordinator, Crisis and Disaster Risk Finance, World Bank
Their conversation will be moderated by:
Matt Foote CGeog – Senior Director, Climate and Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson & Co-Honorary Secretary of the Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group
You will receive joining instructions for this event at 10.00am the day after making your booking, or 30 minutes prior to the event if you book on the day.
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This event is recognised by the Society as being suitable professional development for Chartered Geographer and may also be suitable for other professional accreditations.
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