RISD20 - Risk-informed Sustainable Development in the Rural Tropics
The International Conference is organized by DIST-Politecnico and University of Turin, in partnership with the Institute for Bio-Economy of the Italian National Research Council, the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development and the National Meteorological Directorate of Niger.
Efforts to achieve sustainable rural development are often thwarted by hydro-climatic disasters (droughts, flooding, bush fires, storms, typhoons) which local communities are little prepared to tackle. Understanding these disasters, improving preparation, and strengthening governance have become equal priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015). However, the implementation of risk reduction actions locally to achieve the objectives of the Sendai framework has come across innumerable obstacles. It is often the case that farmers, herders, fishermen and local authorities are not very risk-informed.
RISD20 aim is to investigate information on the hydro-climatic risks and the use of that information in agricultural and breeding practices as well as in local planning.
More than 10 organisations from 10 different countries and over 30 speakers have already joined RISD20.
Further information and registration at the conference website.