Peer Learning Sessions: Innovations in Pacific Disaster Risk Knowledge

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Peer Learning Sessions: Innovations in Pacific Disaster Risk Knowledge

27 June 2022 to 29 July 2022

This session will be the first of three technical sessions to explore risk knowledge in the Pacific in more detail. We will hear from government departments and regional experts who will summarise the current availability of risk information in the Pacific. They will present examples of how risk insights have been generated via risk assessments and what skills are needed and will highlight ongoing/near-future projects expected to add to current knowledge. We will discuss the most valuable aspects of existing information and identify remaining data gaps, with the stretch goal of prioritizing data gaps to address in the coming years. 

 

Peer Learning Session 1: Innovations in Pacific Disaster Risk Knowledge 

This session will be the first of three technical sessions to explore risk knowledge in the Pacific in more detail. We will hear from government departments and regional experts who will summarise the current availability of risk information in the Pacific. They will present examples of how risk insights have been generated via risk assessments and what skills are needed and will highlight ongoing/near-future projects expected to add to current knowledge. We will discuss the most valuable aspects of existing information and identify remaining data gaps, with the stretch goal of prioritizing data gaps to address in the coming years. 

 

Peer Learning Session 2: Applying Risk Insights in Resilient Development and Adaptation Planning 

In this session, we will build on the previous event knowledge of what risk information is available in the region, and look at how those insights are applied in practice – in planning upstream development and related multi-sectoral budgeting, adaptation planning, recovery planning, and investment in resilient infrastructure and systems. We would explore contexts in which multi-sector modelling is preferable to sector-specific focus, learning from finance ministers, planners (in integrated and sector planning), public asset operators, emergency managers, and civil society from Pacific Island Countries, as well as regional experts in the topic. 

 

Peer Learning Session 3: Collaborating to Develop Risk Information Including Community Perspectives  

In this session, we will develop a better-shared understanding of the value of collaborating to develop risk information to improve the relevance of insights being developed by learning from local expert perspectives. This understanding will cover the importance of in-country experts engaging and inclusion of perspectives from local communities and civil society groups, on hazards, assets, and vulnerability in risk assessment projects to improve the relevance and impact of risk information for decision-making. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities for bringing community perspectives into risk assessment to inform and facilitate the participation of civil society actors to later also engage in succession planning and adaptation.  

 

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
31 May 2022 More details will be added here once available.

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