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Understanding Risk Balkans Conference

September 17-19, 2018

Belgrade City Hall and the Yugoslav Film Archive Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

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The Understanding Risk Balkans Conference will be held in Belgrade, Serbia from September 17-19, 2018. 

Registration is OPEN! Click here to register.

  • The vision of the conference is to help further the understanding of risk by supporting a network of experts and practitioners that share knowledge and experience, and discuss best practices and innovative approaches in assessing risk and communicating risk information. UR has become the preeminent platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation in identifying and assessing disaster risk.

    Agenda 

    Click here to see the UR Balkans Agenda (quick view).

    Full Conference Program

    View the full UR Balkans Program.

    Target Audience

    The conference aims to attract leading experts and practitioners from a wide range of sectors representing government agencies, the private sector, multilateral organizations, NGOs, research institutions, academia, and civil society, among others.

    Format

    There will be a pre-conference event for young professionals and researchers organized by the Water Youth Network. Click here to see the event outline. You may register here.

    The first day of the conference will consist of an opening ceremony with keynote speakers and Ignite presentations. The second and third day will provide a place for technical sessions.

    The event is free to attend.

    Venue

    Day 1 (September 17) will take place at the Belgrade City Hall.

    Days 2 and 3 (September 18 & 19) will take place at the Yugoslav Film Archive Museum.

    FAQs

    Are you a session lead? Click here to read the Guide for Session Leads. Click here for the FAQs UR Balkans. Click here for Ignite Presentation Guide.

    Logistics Note

    Ready to travel to Belgrade? Take a look at our Logistics Note here.

    Organization

    This event is co-organized by the Government of Serbia, the World Bank & GFDRR, with the financial support of the European Union.

    For questions, send an email to URBalkans@miross.rs

  • Printer friendly agenda - Click here

    Monday, September 17 Yugoslav Film Archive Museum
    09:00 - 12:00

    Disaster-Resilient Balkans: Empowering Young Professionals

    Room A

    Fundamentals of Disaster Risk Financing: Training

    Room B

    City Hall

    12:00 - 15:00

    Registration
    15:00 - 16:30

    Welcome Statements

    Opening Remarks

    Keynote Speech

    16:00 - 16:30Coffee
    16:30 - 18:00Ignite Presentations
    18:00 - 20:00Reception

     

    Monday, September 18 Yugoslav Film Archive Museum
    08:00 - 09:00Breakfast
    09:00 - 10:30

    Session 1: Demystifying the Main Growth Drivers of the Catastrophe Insurance Market

    Room A

    Session 2: Flood Risk Mapping within the EU Flood Directive: no Data, No Result?

    Room B

    10:30 - 11:00Coffee
    11:00 - 12:30

    Session3: Community Resilience via Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Mapping

    Room A

    Session 4: Flood Protection Is Everyone's Responsibility

    Room B

    12:30 - 14:00Lunch
    14:00 - 15:30

    Sesion 5: The Role of Social Protection Systems in Preparing for and Responding to Disasters

    Room A

    Session 6: Transboundary Sava River Cruise with Views on Successful Multi-Hazard Early Warning Advisory Systems

    Room B

    15:30 - 16:00Coffee
    16:00 - 17:305x5: Five outstanding Indivitduals Have 15 Minutes to Tell Stories about Risk (Main Hall)

     

    Monday, September 19 Yugoslav Film Archive Museum
    08:00 - 09:00Breakfast
    09:00 - 10:30

    Session 7: Seismic Risk in Multifamily Apartment Buildings: Engineering, Social, Financial, and Policy Implications

    Room A

    Session 8: Getting Informed: Disaster and Climate Risk Tools for Improved Decision Making

    Room B

    10:30 - 11:00Coffee
    11:00 - 12:30

    Session 9: Advancing the State of Open Data and Its Use for DRM ain the Balkans

    Room A

    Session 10: Integrating Risk Assessments in Road Asset Management

    Room B

    12:30 - 14:00Lunch
    14:00 - 15:30

    Session 11: Enhancing Resilience: From City to Asset Scale

    Room A

    Session 12: From Assessing to Managing Risk: The Science-Policy Interface

    Room B

    15:30 - 16:00Coffee
    16:00 - 16:30Keynote Closing
    16:30 - 17:00Closing Remarks

     

     

  • Are you a session lead? Click here to read the Guide for Session Leads. Click here for the FAQs UR Balkans. Click here for Ignite Presentation Guide.

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