14 Sep 2022

A focus on complex crises at the German Disaster Risk Reduction conference

This year’s German Disaster Risk Reduction conference will focus on complex crises, a theme that is highly relevant to the field of anticipatory action. The conference, which takes place from 25-27 October 2022, will consider the many aspects of complex crises through a series of high-level panels discussions and more than 20 workshops.

Specific session themes include ‘New technologies in the rescue chain’ and ‘What civil protection can learn from humanitarian aid in fragile and conflict-affected areas’. A panel discussion on climate justice, international climate policy and climate finance will be moderated by Kara Siahaan, head of the Anticipation Hub.

The conference is an opportunity for the anticipatory action community to connect with their counterparts in the field of disaster risk reduction and, given the overarching theme, contribute their ideas about how acting ahead of a hazard can reduce the compounding impacts of complex crises.

Registration is free and open now on the event website. The conference will be held online with a live studio in Berlin, with session in both English and German. The conference website already includes a series of blog posts that explore several of the themes that will be placed under the spotlight over three days.

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For further details, please visit the conference website