iTARCK partner, Olivia Iannelli (Trilateral Reseaach) will attend an ODI event on Disaster risk reduction in fragile and conflict affected contexts, 16:00-17:30 BST, 7 June, 2018.
She will be joined by Dr Thomas Helfen (BMZ), Amjad Abbashar (UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction), Dr Ayesha Siddiqi (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Rina Meutia (GFDRR, World Bank) for an open and frank discussion on why DRR policy, programming and financing has yet to be sufficiently applied to conflict and fragile contexts. Dr Sara Pantuliano (ODI) will chair.
Natural hazard related disasters hit those living in fragile and conflict affected contexts hardest. Between 2004 and 2014, 58% of deaths from disasters occurred in the top 30 most fragile states. Yet, considerations of conflict are missing from the Disaster Risk Reduction policy, programming and financing architecture.
The forum will discuss the blockages and challenges to Disaster Risk Reduction in these contexts, and the innovative and practical steps that can be taken to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in conflict and fragile settings.
iTRACK would be delighted if you could join us in person or online – simply visit the ODI website to register your attendance. Places are filling up fast and we are already nearing capacity.