Understanding Risk Balkans 2018

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Belgrade
Serbia
Organizer(s)
World Bank, the
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
Serbia - government
Venue
Palace of Serbia and Yugoslav Film Archive Museum

The Understanding Risk Balkans Conference will be held in Belgrade, Serbia from September 17-19, 2018.

The vision of the conference is to help further the understanding of risk by supporting a network of experts and practitioners that share knowledge and experience, and discuss best practices and innovative approaches in assessing risk and communicating risk information. UR has become the preeminent platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation in identifying and assessing disaster risk.

Target Audience

The conference aims to attract leading experts and practitioners from a wide range of sectors representing government agencies, the private sector, multilateral organizations, NGOs, research institutions, academia, and civil society, among others.

Format

The first day of the conference will consist of an opening ceremony with keynote speakers and ignite presentations. The second and third day will provide a place for technical sessions.

The event is free to attend.

Venue

The conference will take place at the Yugoslav Film Archive Museum.

Organization

This event is co-organized by the Government of Serbia and the World Bank, with financial support of the European Union.

Session Proposals

We are currently soliciting proposals for sessions which tackle key challenges in understanding risk. Sessions from previous events have included: Financial Applications, Open Data, Satellite Earth Observation, Hazard Analysis and Modeling, New Tools and Methodologies for Building Resilience, Community-Based Risk Assessments, and Assessing Risk in a Changing Climate.

To submit a proposal, send an e-mail to Vica Bogaerts.

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