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27 March – Workshop

Sponsored by Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance

This workshop will focus on how we can identify flood resilience measures which actually work and encourage and stimulate early investment in resilience-building that can be successfully implemented using a wide variety of interventions to bring benefits beyond  the pure economics.

Facilitated by:

  • Afsari Begum, Senior Specialist for DRR and Climate Resilience, Practical Action
  • Yoko Okura, Regional Program and Advocacy Manager, Mercy Corps
  • Dinee Tamang, Resilience & Technology Advisor, Mercy Corps

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is a multi-sector partnership focusing on finding practical ways to help communities strengthen their resilience to floods globally – and save lives was launched in 2013. In the second five-year phase of the program launched in July 2018, Alliance members aim to increase the investment going into pre-event resilience building.

We already know that every US$1 invested in prevention saves on average US$5 in future losses. We will do this by rolling out best-practice community programs that demonstrate the value of resilience-building; compiling best practices and success stories; and advocating for more investment in resilience with authorities and public and private funders.