Regional Risk Assessment Report 2021: towards an integrated, multi-stakeholder, gender-responsive risk governance

Special session 1


Organized by:
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

 15:30-16:30 GMT-5
 1 November 2021
 Special session 1

The session will provide an overview of the emerging trends and new drivers of risk in the Americas and the Caribbean. It will provide an account of the progress made towards meeting the targets of the Sendai Framework since its adoption in 2015, and present an analysis of the root causes, risk drivers and manifestations of risk that are leading to increasingly devastating disasters in both human and material terms. Developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the RAR takes a unique opportunity to present an objective and uncompromising review of the actions taken to establish a new paradigm for policymaking that aims to reduce and impede the construction of disaster risk. The RAR-LAC 2021 provides data, new knowledge on risk construction processes and indications as to how the much-needed transformation of both policy and action might begin. 



Nahuel Arenas
Deputy Chief, Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)


Carlos Uribe
Programme Management Officer, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)


Raquel Lejtreger
Former Vice Minister of Housing, Land Management and Environment in Uruguay


Alexander Solis Delgado
President, Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE)


Carolina Moreira
National Officer of International Strategies for Risk Reduction of the National Service for Risk and Emergency Management, Andean Committee for Disaster Prevention and Assistance (CAPRADE)


Allan Lavell
Coordinator, Social Studies, Risks and Disasters Programme, General Secretariat, Latin American Faculty of Social Science Faculty (FLACSO)


Irasema Alcantara
Mexican geographer, Mexican geographer, Co-author of FORIN, Professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Session information


Session type: Panel

Who can attend: Registered participants


English, Spanish, French


 International sign language

 Closed captions

 Accessible room

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