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  • Forecast-based Financing Webinar II: Reducing disaster risk vulnerability in Bangladesh – Partner perspectives Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters

    Date: 06 Dec 2017

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Forecast-based Financing Webinar II: Reducing disaster risk vulnerability in Bangladesh – Partner perspectives

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters (FAO)

Type: Training Course Date: 06 Dec 2017 Location: Online event

Evidence shows that the frequency and intensity of climate-driven natural disasters and conflicts is increasing. Natural disasters are occurring nearly five times as often compared with 40 years ago, placing a huge burden on local economies and putting millions of people in a vicious cycle of food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty. Expanding needs, competing priorities and scarce resources globally mean that new, smart and effective tools and investments are needed to help attenuate the impact of disasters before they occur. Acting early before a disaster is critical: it can save lives, protect livelihoods from the immediate shocks and protect longer term development gains by increasing the resilience of local communities over time.

As many climate-related hazards can be forecast, the international community has formally committed to moving progressively towards a more anticipatory approach in humanitarian assistance. Much emphasis is now made on the importance to shift the focus from response to prevention and mitigation, and to adapt financing modalities accordingly.

Forecast-based Financing (FbF) releases humanitarian funding based on forecast information for pre-agreed activities reducing risks, enhancing preparedness and response, and making disaster risk reduction within the humanitarian assistance overall more effective.

This webinar, jointly organized with the global Food Security Cluster (gFSC), is the second event of a mini-series on FbF. It will be an opportunity to present and discuss experiences of Food Security Clusters, Cluster Lead Agencies and partners to strengthen community preparedness and resilience. In particular, the webinar will present experiences of FbF activities introduced in Bangladesh - one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world.


  • Damien Joud, Food Security Cluster Coordinator, Food Security Cluster
  • Thorsten Klose-Zuber, Division for Humanitarian Assistance – Policy, International Organisations, Multilateral Coordination; German Federal Foreign Office
  • Alexandra Rüth, Head of Task Force Humanitarian Adaptation to Climate Change (FbF), German Red Cross
  • Jesse Mason, Climate Scientist, WFP

How to attend the webinar

Kindly register in advance here. This will ensure you will receive all documentation, feedback and recording of the webinar after the event. Or join us directly on Wednesday 6 December here by typing your name, last name and organization (Please use Internet Explorer).

Please note that the time of the webinar is 10:00 - 11:30 (UTC/GMT +1)

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