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November 29, 2022London

Opening Keynote

Reflecting on over three decades of personal experience in international humanitarian work, Richard Blewitt, Executive Director of International at the British Red Cross, will open the UR22 London Satellite Hub by providing a humanitarian perspective on the challenges of managing compound risks around the world – illustrated by recent examples of how these risks manifest in humanitarian needs in places such as Somaliland and the Sahel, where people are facing a perfect storm of compounding risks including conflict, drought, flooding, food insecurity and Covid-19.


Richard Blewitt


Hosted by Lloyd’s Register Foundation in partnership with the Red Cross Climate Centre and Anticipation Hub, in association with the World Bank, the London Satellite Hub of the Understanding Risk Global Forum (UR22) will take place at the Design Museum on 29 November 2022.

This event will provide an opportunity for risk practitioners from across the UK, Europe and beyond to come together, in person and online, to discuss and hear from leading experts on themes including understanding and managing compound risks and best practice in risk communication. The event will also showcase new findings from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll on issues from disaster resilience to risks associated with the use of personal data and AI.

This event will be of interest to anyone with a role or interest in understanding and managing risks to safety, including from government, academia, international institutions, NGOs and the private sector. It is a satellite event of the Understanding Risk Global Forum taking place in Florianopolis, Brazil from 28 November to 2 December 2022.

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Session 2

Risk Know-How in Communities around the World

Every day, thousands of people all over the world are helping their communities to make sense of risk. These community risk practitioners have often been innovating in how to convey risk messages or question information. They are uniquely placed to know what their community knows and needs, but their expertise is often missing from global conversations about risk. Despite the different cultures and varied environments they each work in, they also often have similar needs. Diverse risk practitioners are making many of the same discoveries about what they and their communities need to decide the weight to give to information about risks.
In this discussion, community practitioners will discuss their experiences: what has been successful, what has been challenging, and what do they need in terms of support or tools to be able to ensure their community has risk know-how? The panel will also consider information providers and their role: do they have a responsibility to answer social questions as well as disseminate data?
The session will also consider how the Risk Know-How Framework can be used and applied to offer support and a guiding thread for developing more nuanced community conversations around risk.


Tracey Brown
Leonard Lee
Adam Parnell
Katherine Hill