Parallel Session 5. Early Warning, Early Action to Leave No One Behind
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sun Sep 22, 2019
Lower Level - L1.04


It is often the poorest and most vulnerable who suffer the greatest from extreme weather events in a changing climate. Evidence shows that  when people have access to effective early warning systems, negative impacts rapidly decrease.

This session will adapt a critical yet solutions-oriented dialogue on forecasting and anticipatory action, with particular focus on innovative tools such as Forecast-based Financing (FbF) in connection to disaster prevention.

Lead organisations: WFP, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, IFRC

Co-hosting organisations: DFID, FAO, GCRF, GNDR, Google, GRAID at SRC, Huairou Commission, ICCCAD/LUCCC, ISO, Mercy Corps, NASA, ODI, SDI, UNCTAD, UNDRR, Zurich Insurance

Erin Coughlan de Perez Manager, Climate Science Team, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Francis Bouchard Group Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Zurich Insurance Group
Gernot Laganda Chief of Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction, WFP
Dinee Tamang Resilience MERL and Technology Advisor, Mercy Corps Nepal
Josephine Castillo National Coordinator, Philippines, DAMPA Philippines
Sylvie Wabbes Candotti Resilience Advisor, FAO
Bijay Kumar Executive Director, GNDR (Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction)
Roxanne MÃ¥rback Shack Dwellers International
Mark Pelling Challenge Leader, Resilience to Environmental Shocks and Change Portfolio, Global Challenges Research Fund
Ruha Devanesan Crisis Response Strategic Partnerships, Google
Andrew Kruczkiewicz Senior Staff Researcher, Columbia University
Stephanie Speck Chief of Communications, Advocacy and Knowledge Management, UNDRR
Shanna Mcclain Director of Research and Analysis, NASA Earth Science Division, NASA
Jack Kaye Associate Director for Research , NASA Earth Science Division

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