Insight Session: The importance of disaster preparedness in cities and municipalities

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Приглашение и Повестка Дня на Русском الدعوة و برنامج الفعالية باللغة العربية

 

The importance of disaster preparedness in cities and municipalities: experiences and lessons learned

 

European cities have experienced flooding many times in history, however, the scale and numbers of losses of life from the flooding in July 2021 have been devastating. Hitting the long safely imagined temperate zone, the events reveal the importance and urgency of discussing measures to enhance disaster preparedness, stregthen resilience and enhancing preparedness in cities around the globe. The need of cities worldwide to adapt to a changing climate and an increasing number of extreme weather events is more prominent than ever to save lives, reduce economic losses and protect critical infrastructure. 

In this session we will reflect on the experienced challenges and lessons learned from devastating flood events around the globe and discuss how we can better prepare for extreme weather events, improve multi-hazard early warning systems and strengthen public awareness of disaster risks with urban practitioners and experts from the field. 

 

We are pleased to welcome the following speakers and panelists in the event:

  • Abhas K. Jha, Practice Manager, Climate and Disaster Risk Management, South Asia Region, World Bank
  • Dr. Koko Warner, Manager Vulnerability and Adaptation Subdivision, UNFCCC
  • Markus Sulk, Team Leader, Vocational Rescue Service, Fire Brigade Dortmund, Germany
  • William Mazibuko, Director of Disaster Management, City of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Karma Dupchu, Director of the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology, Royal Government of Bhutan

Tentative Agenda
Insight Session on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, from 10:00 to 11:30 CEST
The event will be moderated by Ricarda Meissner, Senior Project Director Connective Cities, GIZ
and Dr. Karl Heinz Gaudry Sada, 
 Project Advisor Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management, GIZ.

Time (CEST)

Agenda

 

09:30

Technical check-in of participants

10:00

Opening and welcome words

Ricarda Meissner, Senior Project Director Connective Cities, GIZ

10:10

First Keynote
Cities and Flooding – Integrated urban flood risk management

Abhas K. Jha, Practice Manager, Climate and Disaster Risk Management, South Asia Region, World Bank

10:25

Second Keynote
Reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience of cities to climate change impacts 

Dr. Koko Warner,  Manager Vulnerability and Adaptation Subdivision, UNFCCC

10:40

Panel Discussion on “Good Practices and challenges in municipal flood risk management worldwide”

Panelists

11:10

Question and Answer session

Audience

11:25

Wrap-up and closing

11:30

End of the event


Event language: English. Interpretation will be available in Russian and Arabic.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in the event!

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