Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) aims to reduce the damage caused by natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, droughts and cyclones. Choices such as where and how we build our houses, how we grow our food, or what we teach in schools can all contibute to reducing the impact of disaster. Though less that 0.7% of total relief aid goes to disaster risk reduction, every dollar spent on preparedness saves seven dollars in response.
Our expert panel will look at disaster risk reduction efforts at a local, national and international level. The panel includes:
Steve Williams Humanitarian Consultant
Speaking on the global perspective around disaster risk management
Rumana Kabir Principal Consultant - Housing and Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability, IMC Worldwide LTD
Speaking on community based DRR, and the links to local and national practice
Further panellists will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Welcome drinks are available on arrival at 6.15pm, the panel discussion will commence at 7pm.
This event is kindly hosted by XL Catlin.