From Sendai to Cancun: Understanding of Disaster Risk in the Latin America and Caribbean region

24 May 2017
17:45 - 18:45
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European Commission, INFORM, UNICEF, UN OCHA
Hana Kolic (
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

The lack of systematic information to analyse, comprehend and present the magnitude of the disaster risks in LAC is a key challenge in reducing disaster risks, increasing resilience and securing sustainable development. While science is improving our understanding of risks and relevant data is increasingly available, there is often a gap in translating this into actionable information that can support the decision making of governments and their partners. This event will look at the concept of open and shared risk analysis, such as INFORM, and demonstrate how they can support processes that can help prevent and reduce disaster risks in the region.