Disaster risk reduction – can public and private come together?

11 March 2014 10:00 - 11:00 GMT+00
Public event
Streamed live online


Tom Mitchell

Speakers, presenting main messages from recent reports:

Christina Becker-Birck, Meister Consultants Group (on Lessons from public-private collaborations around the world)

Dan Dowling, PwC (on Stimulating private sector engagement in building disaster resilience)


John Firth, Acclimatise

Nick Harvey, DFID


Governments and the UN are drawing up a disaster risk action plan to succeed the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). A new agreement – HFA2 – is due to be signed in March 2015.

This event will explore how the private sector can engage in disaster risk reduction within this new agreement.

The event is the first in a series on 'Rethinking international policy for reducing disaster risk' hosted by ODI and The Climate and Development Knowledge Network. Later events will address some of the following issues:

  • Use of risk assessments
  • Fragile states and conflict
  • Effective governance
  • Gender-sensitive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)