CPA Small Branches Workshop: Disaster Risk Management in Small Jurisdictions
Dates: 24 - 26 May 2023
Location: London, United Kingdom
Hosted by: The CPA Small Branches network and the Institute of Hazard Risk and Resilience, Durham University
Small jurisdictions face unique challenges when it comes to disaster risk management. With limited resources and capacity, they often struggle to adequately prepare for and respond to natural disasters, which can have devastating consequences for their communities. Small jurisdictions are also more susceptible to the effects of climate change, which can exacerbate the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. As a result, it is critical that parliamentarians from small jurisdictions are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop effective disaster risk management strategies.
The upcoming workshop is designed to address this need and to provide small jurisdictions with a platform for knowledge-sharing and collaboration. The workshop will be facilitated by experts in the field, and participants will have the opportunity to learn about best practices and case studies from other jurisdictions.
This workshop is part of the CPA's longstanding commitment to supporting small jurisdictions through its Small Branches network. In August 2022, the Small Branches network held a workshop on disaster risk preparedness during the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Halifax, Canada. Climate change and the environment has also been identified as a thematic priority in the CPA Strategic Plan 2022 – 2025, recognising the urgent need to address the impacts of climate change, particularly on vulnerable communities.
This is a closed event for members of the CPA Small Branches network only. An invitation will be issued to all eligible Branches in due course.
65th CPC - CPA Small Branches Workshop A - Disaster Risk Preparedness for Small Jurisdictions
Parliamentary Action on Climate Change in Small Jurisdictions - Online Course on the CPA Parliamentary Academy
Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham University
Dominica's Disaster Risk Strategy
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Disaster Resilient and Responsive Public Financial Management : An Assessment Tool, World Bank
Parliamentary Protocols for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
CPA Masterclass on Disaster Risk Reduction Law
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The CPA is committed to inclusivity and accessibility at all its events and programmes. Should you have any accessibility requirements, please contact the CPA Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Jack Hardcastle, CPA Small Branches Network Co-Ordinator, at email@example.com.