The discussion will focus on disaster risk reduction as a component of anticipatory humanitarion action in the context of climate change and fragility. In order to reduce humanitarian needs and shift from response to preparedness, an approach building on concerted efforts of all actors working across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus is required.
Disaster risk reduction is especially important in the context of fragility, where compound risk factors such as ecosystem degradation, climate change, conflict and epidemics, forced displacement and unregulated urbanisation can affect people’s resilience against natural disasters and climate change impact. Thereby they have significant effects on their livelihoods, contributing to poverty, food insecurity, and displacement, and underscoring the importance of approaches that reduce the occurrence and impact of such complex risks.
The panellists will discuss the overall identification of risks and their management with an emphasis on fragility and human security, good governance, civil protection and raising of public awareness and participation.