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Understanding Risk Forum

Convened by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery (GFDRR), Understanding Risk is a global community of experts and practitioners with interest in the field of disaster risk identification, specifically risk assessment and risk communication.
When May 14, 2018 09:00 AM to
May 18, 2018 05:00 PM
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Understanding Risk (UR) is an open and global community of over 6,500 experts and practitioners interested and active in the creation, communication and use of disaster risk information. UR community members share knowledge and experience, collaborate, and discuss innovation and best practice in risk assessment.

UR is the preeminent platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation in identifying and assessing disaster risk.

The community convenes every two years at UR Forums – five-day events that highlight best practices, facilitate nontraditional partnerships and showcase the latest technical know-how in disaster risk identification. To learn a little more about what the UR Community is, check out a keynote from the manager of the UR Community, Simone Balog, who provided an overview at UR Boulder.


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The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global challenges agenda.

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