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  • Understanding risk: Mapping global risk Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
    National Disaster Management Centre
    South Africa - government
    United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction


    Date: 02 - 06 Jul 2012
    Country: South Africa
    City/State: Cape Town
    http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26137

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Understanding risk: Mapping global risk

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
National Disaster Management Centre
South Africa - government
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 02 - 06 Jul 2012 Location: South Africa (Cape Town)

From July 2-6, 2012, the Understanding Risk (UR) Community will convene in Cape Town, South Africa for the biennial UR Forum.

The 2012 theme is "Mapping Global Risk," which highlights the essential role of spatial hazard, exposure and vulnerability data in understanding risk and making informed decisions to build resilience.

The Forum will consist of: UR conference sessions showcasing new ideas in disaster risk assessment; a series of technical training sessions in emerging risk assessment tools and methodologies; and various meetings of risk assessment communities of practice.
Topics covered include: hazard and vulnerability analysis, open data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), insurance and reinsurance, remote sensing, Web 2.0 technologies, and climate change adaptation among others.

For more information please visit: www.understandrisk.org or contact Emma Phillips at ephillips@worldbank.org.

Event website: http://www.gfdrr.org/gfdrr/node/1116

Target Audience

Targeting the public and private sector, NGOs, multilateral organizations, academics, psychologists, space agencies, grassroots organizations, and civil society, UR aims at promoting the cross-fertilization of ideas and promotion of nontraditional partnerships.

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