International Disaster Response Conference
LIVING IN THE ERA OF THE UNEXPECTED
It is widely accepted that surprise is the ‘new normal’ and, as the UNDRR’s Global Assessment Report states: “The era of hazard-by-hazard reduction is over… We need to reflect on the systemic nature of risk and how we deal with it.” This day will look at the stressors that are building into tipping points, with a focus on today’s crises and the consequences of systemic failure – with climate as the greatest threat multiplier of all.
HOW WE APPROACH THE ERA OF THE UNEXPECTED
Given the changing nature and growing frequency of disasters and the complexity of humanitarian response, what actions should we be taking now? How can we ensure and maintain trust in aid and response organisations? How do we ensure the transdisciplinary, multi-sectoral decision-making that is so vital in the crises of tomorrow? Will our attitudes have to change? And how can we embrace the burgeoning of technology to improve assessment, prevention and response?