October 16, 2018
From October 16-19th, the Understanding Risk Finance Pacific forum will take place in Port Vila, Vanuatu, bringing together policymakers, financial risk managers, and development partners, from the region and around globe, to strengthen regional collaboration on climate and disaster risk finance in the Pacific. URf Pacific will offer a platform to explore the challenges and opportunities of managing disaster risk in Pacific Island Countries (PICs), and Small Island States more broadly.
URf Pacific is co-organized by the Government of Vanuatu – Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM)and the World Bank’s Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP) and is part of the PCRAFI Program, which supports regional efforts to strengthen the financial resilience of PICs through generous contributions from Canada, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Over four days of discussions and in-depth trainings, more than 20 technical, policy and interactive training sessions will showcase innovative approaches in government action, community engagement, and private sector solutions, focusing on two core themes: