ACW 2022 Side-Event: Moving back from the edge: climate and disaster risk reduction in highly vulnerable and fragile contexts
29 Aug 2022, 16:00pm
UN Centre of Excellence on Climate and Disaster Resilience
Monday, August 29, 2022
The UN Centre of Excellence on Climate and Disaster Resilience invites you to their Side-Event during the Africa Climate Week on "Moving back from the edge: climate and disaster risk reduction in highly vulnerable and fragile contexts."
Growing risks, largely fueled by climate change, are pushing many communities in fragile and highly vulnerable countries to the edge of tipping into recurring or protracted states of crisis, where they would require humanitarian assistance. With a scale up in adaptation finance and increased efforts to “avert and minimise' loss and damage, how do we ensure that the right actions or interventions occur at the right time in these high-risk settings? How do we need to adjust our disaster risk reduction and adaptation approaches so that they are suited to contexts where vulnerability is high, coping capacities are low, resources are often constrained and other factors such as conflict or fragility come into play? This session will seek feedback on emerging findings from a flagship case-study report that examines evidence from the field.
Ms. Noora Makela, Programme Coordinator, Migration, Environment and Climate Change, is representing IOM in the Panel.
Further information regarding IOM's participation in the Africa Climate Week can be found here.