The UCL Warning Research Centre invites you to join them for “Designing Inclusive and Accessible Warning Systems: Good Practices and Entry Points” organised by GFDRR. Recognising the importance of inclusive early warning systems (EWS), the United Nations and the World Meteorological Organisation have launched an initiative called ‘Early Warnings for All’. This is because disasters do not affect all populations equally and often have a disproportionate impact on the world’s most economically and socially vulnerable. Men, women, boys, girls and gender and sexual minorities face different vulnerabilities in the context of disasters. In addition, persons with disabilities and other marginalised groups are affected differently and often face unique challenges in the face of disasters and climate change. Effective and inclusive early warning systems (EWS) are critical to enable early action that can protect the lives, livelihoods and assets of the most vulnerable groups. In addition, the World Bank and GFDRR have invested significantly in hydromet projects and EWS in all regions, and with the focus on inclusivity in the GFDRR strategy, it is critical to identify opportunities and ways to design and build inclusive EWS. Targeting development practitioners, government officials, and development partners, this panel will discuss the findings from a new report that seeks to identify good practices and entry points for integrating inclusivity into early warning systems using case studies and an assessment of gaps and actions that may be taken to build inclusivity into EWS investment programs.
The report will be available online following the event.
This event is free.
Date/Time: 2 May, 10:00 am-11:00 am New York time
Location: Online, via MS Teams To join online, go to the MS Teams calendar and click on “Join with an ID”.
Meeting ID: 213 416 789 290 Passcode: E5Ta2g