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Geohazards Risk Assessment Sessions at Understanding Risk Global Forum 2024

June 16June 21

| Himeji, Japan

On June 18 and 20, the Global Earthquake Model (GEM Foundation) and the World Community of Geological Surveys (WCOGS) will host two sessions on geohazards titled “Building Geohazards Risk Assessment Capability at the National Level.” These sessions are part of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Understanding Risk Global Forum (UR24 Global Forum), which will take place from June 16 to 21, 2024, in Himeji, Japan.

June 18 | 12:30 -13:30 JST

During the first session, the participants will identify the current issues and possible means to improve hazard and risk assessment capabilities at the national and sub-national levels.

June 20 | 14:00-18:00 JST

The second session will be focused on the network possibilities to create global resilience to geohazards. The World Community of Geological Surveys, together with the Global Earthquake Models will seek opportunities to enhance cooperation and to enlarge the existing network to address geohazards globally. The discussion will focus on the ways to facilitate access to information and expertise, particularly in developing countries.

Call for panellists and speakers:

Geological survey organisationshazardgha and government bodies responsible for geohazards and risk assessment are invited to share their insights, perspectives, successful cases, etc. If you’re interested in participating as a speaker or panelist, please, contact John Schneider, Gill Jolly, or Malaika Ulmi.

For more information and to register click here.