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Understanding Risk - UR24

16/06/2024 21/06/2024
Himeji, Japan


Understanding Risk (UR) is an open and global community of 20,000+ experts and practitioners interested and active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. This space foments collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation in disaster risk assessment. The community members comprise of Disaster Risk Management experts from more than 200 countries across 4,600+ organizations representing government agencies, multilateral organizations, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, academia, community-based organizations, and civil society worldwide.

With the 30th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Awaji earthquake approaching in 2025, the Understanding Risk Forum 2024 (UR24) will be held in June 2024 in Himeji City, Hyogo prefecture. This forum will bring together Disaster Risk Management (DRM) experts and practitioners worldwide. UR24 will continue the central theme of better understanding risk from natural hazards to enable more effective action in a space to share best practices and foster new knowledge, innovation, and collaboration. In UR24, the best of tradition, history, and culture will blend with innovation, technology, and creativity in a fantastic combination that anticipates a great UR edition.

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