As a pioneer in the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) domain, RMSI recently partnered with Understanding Risk Forum 2018 to share its knowledge and experience, collaborate, and discuss innovations and best practices in risk assessment. UR is a global community of 8,000+ experts and practitioners active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information.
RMSI’s Dr. Murari Lal, Technical Head led an exclusive event on ‘Importance of Numerical Models in Prediction of Extreme Events’. The session highlighted how sophisticated technology driven numerical models can be used to accurately predict the intensity and extent of extreme events that can hence, serve as a crucial input to disaster management planning.
In addition, Dr. Lal, also launched an exclusive community on “Challenges that weather extremes are posing on food security” as part of the UR event. This community comprises of global climate change professionals and sector experts discussing various approaches and methodologies that are being used for mitigating the impacts of recent disasters in support of protecting the livelihood of communities. The community members will be sharing a series of insights that will be made available to the general public through a YouTube channel. This will be a valuable knowledge repository for people engaged in climate change as it comprises of the vision, thoughts and practices of these global climate change thought leaders.
As part of UR 2018, a partnership day was organized by World Bank and GFDRR on “Understanding risk for financial resilience”. As part of this DRFI (Disaster Risk Financing & Insurance) day, an exclusive session on “Learning from the private sector in the design and implementation of last mile solutions to reach beneficiaries” was Co-Lead by Pushpendra Johari, Head – Risk & Insurance, RMSI.
This is part of RMSI’s mission to offer innovative solutions to help address global challenges by using technology and domain expertise.