Risk KAN Webinar: Systemic Risk and Covid-19 - Advancing anticipatory action

The Covid-19 pandemic has created complexities for early warning, action and assessment of cascading risk. In this webinar, we will hear from a range of academics and practitioners working on Covid-19 and cascading risk and learn about what this means in practice for advancing anticipatory action. 

This webinar is co-hosted by Risk KAN and the Anticipation Hub. This is the second in a monthly series of Risk KAN webinars on systemic risk.  

Opening remarks:

  • Marleen de Ruiter (Institute for Environmental Studies,Vrije Universiteit) and Faith Taylor (King's College London)
  • Stefanie Lux (German Red Cross/ Anticipation Hub)


  • Dr Mark Quigley, Associate Professor (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr. Evan Easton-Calabria, Senior Research Officer (University of Oxford)
  • Mr. Sheikh Khairul,  Forecast-based Financing Delegate in Bangladesh (German Red Cross)

The speakers will share their research on a multi-hazards perspective on the Covid-19 pandemic and lessons from anticipatory humanitarian action for climate disasters during Covid-19, in particular reflecting on the lessons from Bangladesh. A discussion will then follow where speakers and participants discuss how to advance anticipatory action in practice amidst systemic risks and Covd-19.  


24th June


10 - 11 am CEST



More information about RISK-KAN: 

Contact Marleen de Ruiter, Faith Taylor or Brian Golding for more info.


Photo by BDRCS