08:00 am – 09:30 am (SGT)
Advancing Risk-Informed Decision Making in the Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities
The objective of the session is to discuss the importance of risk databases for risk-informed decision-making and financial tools, illustrated with the Pacific Risk Information System (PacRIS).
The community session will discuss the benefits of tools like PacRIS, as well as a range challenge associated with risk databases and their effective use, to then highlight opportunities for increasing risk data and information for the region. It will focus on:
Developments in disaster risk (data/information) at the global level, zooming in to the status in the Pacific region and countries.
Challenges and needs related to collecting data and using data for decision-making
Opportunities and a way forward
The session will be 1.5 hour-long session which will be facilitated virtually.
A moderator will lead the proceedings and provide guidance for the interventions of panelists and comments/contributions for participants. Webinar participants will be able to pose questions or make comments using the ‘Chat’ function.
09:00 am – 10:00 am (SGT)
Making Seasonal Forecast Useful for Decisions
Translating raw seasonal climate forecasts into country-level threat profiles presents notable challenges, both methodologically and operationally. To move toward an operational system, beneficial for decision making, we recommend 3 pathways for future activities: 1. Quality and skill assessments, including the validation of our approach with historical impact analysis, the incorporation of forecast product skills, 2. Mapping of influenced client’s services and mandates, 3. Tool design and integration, including the choice for risk scale flagging system.
Seasonal forecasts have improved decision making in various sectors, however clear methods for integration within the development sector have been lacking – particularly in informing national and regional decision making. This session will explore some of the reasons for this gap, and present a novel analytical framework being developed by the World Bank and Columbia University to overlay seasonal forecasts with information on exposure and sensitivity to provide an easy-to-use and actionable framework for identifying upcoming risk hotspots to inform development programming. The session will also discuss options for encouraging greater innovation in tailoring weather and climate information to the complex operational environment facing national and regional decision makers, specific to sustainable development. We explore opportunities to promote efforts in combining seasonal forecasts with wider environmental and socio-economic outlooks to provide a more detailed assessment of the potential for compounding threats.
10:00 am – 11:00 am (SGT)
Open Knowledge Kit Regeneration Program – Local Knowledge, Local Jobs, Local Stewardship
Open Knowledge Kit (OK Kit) is a free and open-source tool kit to empower local communities with digital employment and the stewardship of their economic, climate, and social prosperity.
04:00 pm – 05:00 pm (SGT)
Are You Prepared? Communicating Risk in the Face of Disasters
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll 2021 interviews more than 150,000 people around the world to find out how prepared – or not – they feel in the event of a disaster.
The results will highlight their worries and experiences of disasters to date and whether early warning signs were received in advance to help them prepare sufficiently.
The Poll will ask people’s views on whether governments and local community infrastructure can keep them safe from harm – and shine a light on who people turn to, and trust, for information when it’s needed most.
Join this session to see how you could play in part in the World Risk Poll 2021, working with the Foundation to help engineer a safer world for people everywhere.
04:00 pm – 06:30 pm (SGT)
Next Generation Flood Modelling for Financial Resilience: Learning from the SEADRIF Experience – closed session, by invitation only