ORGANIZER(S): Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 18 - 22 May 2020 Location: Singapore Venue: Singapore EXPO
UR2020 will take place 18-22 May 2020 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 1,000 representatives from all over the world are expected to participate. The five-day event is divided into three days for the main conference and two days dedicated to side events led by the community. The Forum features technical sessions, interactive workshops, and multimedia exhibits, as well as space for bilateral meetings.
Read the UR2020 FAQs for more information.
Two planning meetings have been held to incorporate ideas from the community and start crafting a vision for UR2020.
Read the summaries.
What is Understanding Risk?
UR is a global community of nearly 10,000 experts and practitioners active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. Members share knowledge and experience, collaborate, and discuss innovations and best practice in risk assessment. The community convenes every two years at UR Forums – five-day events that highlight groundbreaking work, facilitate nontraditional partnerships, and showcase new technical know-how in disaster risk identification. If you want to know what countries have been represented and which organizations have attended UR since 2016, check out the list here.
Global Forums consist of two parts:
the Main Conference, and
Side Event days.
The Main Conference are exciting days of crowdsourced technical sessions and plenaries, entertainment and the expo.
Day 1 also features the Opening Ceremony, a keynote speaker, and a UR staple--Ignites where technical session leads pitch their session to the audience. Side events consist of workshops, training sessions and stakeholder meetings from UR partners. Organizations can apply for a space during these days, where in the past over 50 events have occurred.
The global situation related to the recent coronavirus outbreak is being monitored closely.
At this point, the organization is moving forward with the preparation of UR2020 and will keep you informed if there are any changes associated with plans for the event.
Event website: https://understandrisk.org/event/ur2020/
Short URL: https://www.preventionweb.net/go/70452