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Seventh Resilience Dialogue
Resilience Dialogue
October 10, 2014IFC Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

On Oct. 10, development leaders meet in Washington, D.C., for the seventh Resilience Dialogue to explore emerging and innovative financing strategies for the implementation of disaster and climate resilience programs.

Natural disasters increasingly threaten development objectives, which places climate and disaster resilience firmly on the global development agenda. With the world’s poorest countries receiving less than 20 percent of the development financing for disaster risk, a core part of that effort will be to establish adequate and easily accessible funding options to build resilience in poor and vulnerable countries. 

On Friday, October 10, development leaders will meet in Washington, D.C., for the seventh Resilience Dialogue. The event will explore emerging and innovative financing strategies for the implementation of disaster and climate resilience programs.​

The Resilience Dialogue series is co-hosted by the European Union, the Government of Japan, USAID, and the World Bank Group.

The event will be streamed live at the GFDRR website. Send questions for the speakers to resilience.dialogue@gmail.com or through Twitter using the hashtag #resiliencedialogue.

Moderator:
Kathleen Koch, Author and Former CNN Correspondent

Keynote address:
Tatsuo Yamasaki, Vice Minister for Finance for International Affairs, Japan

A discussion with:
Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group
Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator, USAID
Akihiko Tanaka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister, Grenada

Special concluding remarks:
Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response

Send your questions for the speakers at resilience.dialogue@gmail.com or on Twitter #resiliencedialogue

Resilience Dialogue
  • Date: Friday, Oct. 10
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Location: IFC Auditorium



Report

Building Resilience: Integrating Climate and Disaster Risk into Development

Weather-related losses and damage have risen from an annual average of about $50 billion in the 1980s to close to $200 billion over the last decade. This report highlights the World Bank’s experiences from decades of work in weather-related disaster risk management and climate resilience.