The Understanding Risk Finance Pacific (URf Pacific) forum, co-organized by the World Bank’s Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP) and the Government of Vanuatu, will provide a platform to explore the challenges and opportunities of managing disaster risk in Pacific island countries and small island States. URf Pacific will bring together policymakers, financial risk managers and development partners to strengthen regional collaboration on climate and disaster risk finance. Interactive sessions will showcase innovative approaches in government action, community engagement and private sector solutions. The forum will focus on two core themes: 1) understanding risk: improving the way risk information is gathered, analyzed and communicated to better manage disaster risk; and 2) building financial resilience: planning ahead to better manage the financial and humanitarian impacts of disasters.
URf Pacific is part of the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI), which supports regional efforts to strengthen the financial resilience of Pacific island countries through contributions from the Governments of Canada, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US.
dates: 16-19 October 2018
location: Port Vila, Shefa, Vanuatu