23 September 14.00-15.00 BST [GMT+1]. Find your local time
Sustainable development cannot be achieved without local level leadership. For GNDR, localisation refers to structural changes at the local, national and international level, where local actors (local authorities, CSOs, businesses, communities) have the capacity, resources and power they need to decide how to strengthen their own resilience.
This webinar will introduce the overall theme of this webinar series by presenting key features of localisation as an approach for resilience-building and risk-informed development. This session will also look at how to create an enabling environment for localisation to happen, and what tools can be utilised to strengthen local leadership.
21 October 14.00-15.00 BST [GMT+1]. Find your local time
Climate-related disasters are happening at the rate of one a week – mostly out of the international spotlight. As a network we need to provide the frontline perspective to the climate justice debate on loss and damage, to identify methods to further converge climate change adaptation into disaster risk reduction, to advocate for climate and disaster risk-informed investment, and campaign for action at an all-society level. In this session, experts from the network will present tools and research to implement risk-informed development in a climate change setting, and provide opportunities for you to ask questions.
18 November 14.00-15.00 GMT. Find your local time
Disasters are increasingly happening in conflict areas and when conflict, including political violence, is part of the local reality, traditional approaches to risk reduction are challenged. The issue of integrating development, humanitarian, and peace-building actions is one that has gained relevance in the international space. While the importance of the so-called ‘triple nexus’ (development – humanitarian action – peace) is well understood, its operationalisation remains a challenge. In this session, experts from the network will present tools and research on how to implement risk-informed development in a conflict setting, and provide opportunities for you to ask questions.
9 December 14.00-15.00 GMT. Find your local time
UNHCR reports that 2018 saw the world’s forcibly displaced population reach a record high: 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced due to persecution, conflict, generalised violence, human rights violations, or other reasons. With the average length of displacement reaching 25 years, it is critical that it is not only the short-term needs of internally displaced people and refugees that are met, but also that they are able to build longer-term resilience. Building resilience when people are on the move is inherently difficult. In this session, experts from across the network will present tools and research to address challenges and trends and implement risk-informed development in a forced displacement setting, and provide opportunities for you to ask questions.
Food and water insecurity
27 January 14.00-15.00 GMT. Find your local time
Food and water insecurity are seen by many to be the biggest threats to our future. A lack of nutritious food, harmful water management and water scarcity, are all connected to multiple socio-cultural factors and economic policies, and this increasing threat has been highlighted by GNDR members in different parts of the world as an area for particular focus. In this session, experts from across the network will present tools and research on implementing risk-informed development in a food and water insecurity setting, and provide opportunities for you to ask questions.
24 February 14.00-15.00 GMT. Find your local time
Unless development is systematically gender transformative, we will see disasters placing women into intractable cycles of poverty. There is a need to ensure that women who face risks and are in vulnerable situations are empowered to provide solutions, demand rights, services and increased access to information, and participate in decision-making processes. In the next five years, this means us standing together to bring about a shift from women being viewed as a homogenous group with a ‘one size fits all’ approach to reducing their risk, to developing distinct ways of building resilience relevant to the diverse contexts and factors which women are experiencing, including age, culture, class, caste, and more. In this session, experts from across the network will present tools and research on gender-transformative approaches to risk-informed development that take into account intersectional vulnerabilities.
17 March 14.00-15.00 GMT. Find your local time
More than half of the world’s population are now living in urban areas — increasingly in highly-dense cities. When this urban growth is unplanned, slums develop and risk increases with a lack of access to basic resources. Furthermore, 80% of the world’s largest cities are vulnerable to a variety of hazards, with flooding, earthquakes and windstorms being the biggest threats. More than ever we need to try new ways to ensure urban development is safe, and work to reduce risk in this challenging context of rapid urbanisation. In this session, experts from across the network will present tools and research on implementing risk-informed development in a context of urbanisation, and provide opportunities for you to ask questions.