Live from Davos: Working together to prepare for — and prevent — disasters

Photo by: Adva Saldinger / Devex

DAVOS, Switzerland — In 2017, the world’s emergency responders were met with an unprecedented number of crises. Ongoing conflict, rampant food insecurity, and catastrophic natural disasters often overwhelmed the capacity of humanitarian agencies to respond.

In an era where resources for humanitarian emergencies are increasingly stretched, collaboration among responders to prepare for and prevent these disasters may be more important than ever.

Live from the World Economic Forum in Davos, join Devex and the Global Humanitarian Lab for a live 360 interview with leaders responsible for managing the world’s crises. Global decision-makers in emergency coordination spanning international institutions, the private sector, and NGOs will share why cross-sector collaboration is integral to successful prevention and preparedness in crisis management — and how the sector can work together more effectively.

Digital Event: Working together to prepare for — and prevent — disasters
Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 9:00 a.m. Davos Time
Place: The event will take place in the Sustainable Impact Hub in Davos, Switzerland, and stream live on this page.

Adva Saldinger, Associate Editor, Devex

Michael Møller, Director-General, U.N. Office at Geneva
Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Under Secretary General Partnerships, International Federation of Red Cross & Crescent Societies
Ed Martinez, President, UPS Foundation

The event will stream on this page beginning at 9:00 a.m. Davos Time. Don’t miss out on other 360 virtual reality live interviews from the Global Humanitarian Lab with world leaders and influencers in Davos. Find out more here.

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