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Incentives for investment: Co-benefits and a new business case for disaster risk management

Event - 17 March 2015 17:00 - 20:00 (GMT+09)
​This WCDRR event aims to change the debate on how to incentivize greater investment in DRR through analysis of the wider co-benefits of DRR investments that occur independently of whether or not the disaster event occurs. A lively panel session will draw on study findings by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), World Bank GFDRR and others.

Good Practice Review 9: Disaster Risk Reduction

Event - 17 March 2015 12:00 - 14:00 (GMT+09)
​In the spirit of the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), the Humanitarian Practice Network will be hosting a side event in Sendai to introduce the upcoming revised edition of Good Practice Review (GPR) 9 on Disaster risk reduction: mitigation and preparedness in development and emergency programming.

Financing the future: fresh perspectives on global development

Event - 17 - 18 March 2015

​2015 will be a critical year for international development finance. The Sustainable Development Goals will shape the global priorities for economic, environmental and social development  to 2030, while the  Financing for Development (FfD) Conference in Addis Ababa in July will agree how the world can finance these global ambitions.

International public finance will play a crucial role in putting priorities into practice. But given its changing nature, and the proliferation of new sources and mechanisms of development finance, how can it meet the challenges of our new era?

To set the stage for these debates, ODI and a global coalition of partners, including UNDP, CEPEI, ACET, CABRI, ESRF, DFI, DI and the Brookings Institution, are hosting ‘Financing the Future: Fresh Perspectives on Global Development’. The conference, taking place from 17-18 March in Accra, Ghana, will explore how international public finance can best contribute to accelerating progress in development from 2015 - identifying specific contributions to the Financing for Development process and influencing key decision-makers ahead of the July summit.

Convening high-level speakers from around the world in Ghana, an emerging African economy responding to a fast evolving development finance landscape, will also allow for a discussion on the continued challenges middle–income countries face in the new era.

Register your interest in this event now.

For more information, visit the Development Progress website.

Measuring Disaster Resilience

Event - 15 March 2015 17:00 - 20:00 (GMT+09)
​This WCDRR side event provides an overview of the available tools for measuring resilience and outlines opportunities and challenges in their implementation to support the successful operationalization of the Post-2015 DRR framework.   It is intended for governments and non-governmental organisations that are attempting to measure the success of DRR/resilience programs and policies.

Putting employment at the centre of economic transformation

Event - 9 March 2015 09:30 - 13:15 (GMT+00)
Join us for a half-day seminar that will present recent research on employment and development with a view to helping focus policy discussions in terms of how to better link these with policies to promote economic transformation. The seminar will present research from the Development Progress project, carried out in collaboration with ECDPM, and from ODI's Private Sector & Markets programme.

Development Progress Special Event: Through the people’s lens

Event - 26 February 2015 18:00 - 22:00 (GMT+01 (BST))

​The Overseas Development Institute invites you to join an evening of lively discussion on shifting narratives and images of development progress.

With unprecedented access to technology, those at the grassroots can now tell their own stories direct to a world stage. How does this challenge perceptions of development? And what does this mean for the traditional story-tellers – journalists, photographers, film-makers and charities?

The evening will feature a keynote speaker and expert panel debate, with plenty of opportunity for guests to meet people from different disciplines, explore the exhibition, and enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles inspired by the six countries that feature in the project.

All welcome. Admission free.

Development Progress Photography Exhibition: Through the people’s lens

Event - 16 - 26 February 2015
​Greater progress is being made today than at any other time in history, with poverty rates plummeting and striking advances across all areas of human development.

Meet those experiencing these changes first-hand.

This exhibition hosted at the Royal Geographical Society and in partnership with PhotoVoice showcases photographs and narratives by community memebers in China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia who were supported by PhotoVoice to share their views on what's working and why.

Areas explored by local community members include education, maternal health, political voice, urban poverty, women’s empowerment, water management and renewable energy.

All welcome. Admission free.

Risking everything: vulnerabilities and opportunities in migration

Event - 6 February 2015 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT+00)
​​​Migration is one of the most effective ways of reducing global poverty. However, there are systemic features undermining its potential. This event, organised by the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) and Migrating out of Poverty Consortium, explores  the risks and vulnerabilities that migrants face throughout the migration cycle – from pre-departure to the transit phase to employment in the new workplace – with a specific focus on Nepalese migration.

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