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Institutions/Programs working on Global Risk around the world

This article is a follow up of my previous blog post which was focused on organizations working on Global Catastrophic Risk around the world: https://www.clarissarios.com/post/jobs-in-the-area-of-global-catastrophic-and-existential-risk


  • Afrikan Risk Capacity (https://www.africanriskcapacity.org/): is a Specialized Agency of the African Union established in South Africa to help African governments improve their capacities to better plan, prepare, and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters. They use modern finance mechanisms (risk pooling and risk transfer) to create pan-African climate response systems that enable African countries to meet the needs of people harmed by natural disasters.

  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa in Kenya (https://www.undrr.org/about-undrr-where-we-work/africa): It is the office that coordinates Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives in support of 44 Member States in Sub-Saharan Africa. UNDRR - Africa has a solid partnership with the African Union Commission, five Regional Economic Communities (RECs) regional UN entities and other development partners. It also engages stakeholders such as science and technology consortia, youth representatives, media and civil society members and groups.

  • World Bank Disaster Risk Management (https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/disasterriskmanagement): It provides technical and financial support for risk assessments, risk reduction, preparedness, financial protection, and resilient recovery and reconstruction.

  • World Bank Tokyo Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Hub (https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/tokyo-drm-hub): It is a program established by the partnership of the Government of Japan and the World Bank to support client countries in enhancing their resilience against natural disasters. The Program aims to achieve this objective by funding technical assistant (TA) grants, and by connecting Japanese and global expertise and best practices in disaster risk management (DRM) with developing countries and the World Bank team.

  • The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of states - EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program (https://www.gfdrr.org/en/acp-eu/about-us): They are committed to pushing for the effective integration of DRM into the global development agenda, and to cementing the strong links among DRM, poverty reduction, and climate change adaptation.

  • Center for Strategic Futures (https://www.csf.gov.sg/): It is a centre at the Prime Ministry’s Office at the government of Singapore which is famous for its innovative policies.

  • The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (https://www.gfdrr.org/en): It is a global partnership that helps developing countries better understand and reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change. Working on the ground with over 400 local, national, regional, and international partners, GFDRR provides knowledge, funding, and technical assistance.

  • Global Risk Financing Facility (https://www.globalriskfinancing.org/): It help countries design and implement financial solutions to manage disasters and climate shocks. It provides finance and technical expertise to develop new pre-arranged financing instruments and help existing ones grow. These financial tools and systems help countries and their people prepare for—and recover more quickly from—the impacts of climate shocks, disasters, and crises.

  • Institute for Future Initiatives in Japan (https://ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/research/technology-and-risk-governance/): The Technology and Risk Governance Division uses diverse disciplines and wide-ranging projects to construct knowledge on risks and benefits related to scientific technology use, natural disaster response, and markets and researches systems and policy measures for reaching societal consensus.

  • African Centre for Disaster Studies in South Africa (http://natural-sciences.nwu.ac.za/acds): It aims to address the research as well as training and education needs in disaster risk within southern Africa and the wider African continent.

  • University of Pretoria Natural Hazard Centre (https://www.up.ac.za/university-of-pretoria-natural-hazard-centre-africa): it is a multi-sponsorship collaboration between the University of Pretoria and partners from industry. The Centre’s focus is on a broad spectrum of natural hazards and risk modelling.

  • Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (https://www.irdrinternational.org/): is a decade-long research programme co-sponsored by the International Science Council (merged by International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). It is a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms.

  • The Social Science Extreme Events Research network in the USA (https://converge.colorado.edu/): It is a National Science Foundation-supported network and online platform for social science hazards and disaster researchers. Its mission is to identify social science researchers and help them build connections—to one another, to interdisciplinary teams, and to communities affected by disaster and disaster risk.

Additional links featuring more institutions:

https://hazards.colorado.edu/resources/research-centers/asia

https://hazards.colorado.edu/resources/research-centers/americas

https://hazards.colorado.edu/resources/research-centers/africa

https://hazards.colorado.edu/resources/research-centers/europe

Can you suggest any other organizations and institutions? I am quite focused on finding more information from the Global South.





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