Watch the replay | Brochure | Video: Transforming the Global Response to Disaster Risk Reduction

Disasters caused by natural hazards increasingly threaten the lives and livelihoods of the world’s poor and disaster-vulnerable populations. Climate change is increasing the risks of disasters and exacerbating their impacts by contributing to more destructive droughts, floods, and storms.

Watch global experts and policymakers from both developing and donor countries for a discussion on what it will take to scale up disaster risk reduction to build resilience and meet the challenges ahead.

This event took place in-person on Wednesday, October 12, from 11:30am to 12:30pm at the World Bank Group Headquarters.

Opening Remarks: Alison Evans, Director-General, Evaluation, World Bank Group


  • Andrew Steer, President and CEO, Bezos Earth Fund
  • Ernesto Max Elias Tonela, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mozambique
  • Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Minister of International Development, Norway
  • Bernice Van Bronkhorst, Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience, and Land Global Practice, Sustainable Development Network World Bank

Closing Remarks: Kentaro Ogata, Deputy Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan

Moderator: Carmen Nonay, IEGSP Director Sustainable Development, Independent Evaluation Group

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