Advancing Technology for Community Resilience

By World Economic Forum

COUNTRY

Online

Date & time

(GMT +8)

21 September 2021

6:00pm

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21 September 2021

7:30pm

About this event

This webinar is part of the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2021 agenda.

2020 will always be remembered for the pandemic, but for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, it was also the year where they responded to more disasters than at any point than over the last 20 years.

Disasters are particularly devastating in the Asia Pacific region, as risk exposure and vulnerability is higher due to growing populations and a significant proportion of poor and marginalised communities. Not only do they cause the unnecessary loss of life, disasters also hinder economic and social development.

With the combined threat of climate change and COVID-19, it is therefore important we build the resilience of communities and empower them so that they are prepared to handle such hazards. Technology innovation has a critical role to play in building understanding and operationalizing resilience.

What you will learn

Join this webinar to:

  • Learn from the IFRC’s insights in the World Disaster Report 2020 and the Climate Charter
  • Understand why disaster resilience has never been more important and how it supports the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Hear about examples of disaster preparedness programmes which aim to leverage the power of technology and involvement of communities
  • Hear about examples of technology solutions that meet the needs of communities and in helping them be more resilient
  • Explore the commercial potential of technology solutions that improve disaster resilience and the barriers to scaling up

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