Check back regularly for further updates (last updated 29 November 2022).

All conference sessions & exhibition will take place at The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand.

Session Overviews 

Sessions listed alphabetically below. For session times please refer to the draft programme pdf above.

Being a good ancestor – an indigenous perspective on risk, resilience and adaptation

Daniel Hikuroa (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato-Tainui/ Ngaati Whanaunga)
(The University of Auckland)

How our world leading natural hazards insurance scheme continues to grow and innovate

Scott McHardy and Sarah-Jayne McCurrach (Toka Tū Ake EQC)

Climate change adaptation and associated financial disclosures

Belinda Storey (Climate Sigma), Amelia Sharman (XRB), Ilan Noy (Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington)

Climate change adaptation and risk assessment in the Pacific

Patrick Pringle, Richard Reinen-Hamill and Ben Sims (Tonkin + Taylor), and Filomena Nelson (Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme)

Community-based emergency welfare with a psychosocial support lens

Jackie Bubb (New Zealand Red Cross)

Innovative financial solutions in Southeast Asia: Addressing the financial impacts from climate shocks and disasters

Sumati Rajput (World Bank), Shannen Chua (Bureau of the Treasury), Greg Fowler (World Bank), Soon Hoon (SEADRIF)

Dynamic pathways planning for climate change

Nicki Williams (Mitchell Daysh)

End to end disaster risk management for critical infrastructure: Vietnam - New Zealand Dam Safety project

MFAT, Nicolas Pondard (GNS), Nguyen Canh Thai (Thui Loi University), Peter Amos (Damwatch)

Future needs for disaster risk science

Gill Jolly (GNS Science), Sarah-Jayne McCurrach (Toka Tū Ake EQC), David Johnston (Massey University), Liam Wotherspoon (The University of Auckland), Tom Wilson (NEMA)

Governing Disasters: Lessons from Canterbury to COVID

John Hopkins (University of Canterbury)

How to use climate change attribution to measure its economic impact

Ilan Noy (Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington)

Impact based forecasting for early action

Sally Potter (GNS Science)

Learning from Māori-led risk, resilience and adaptation projects

Shaun Awatere (Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research), Emily Campbell (Hutt City Council) Emily Campbell, Annie Huang (University of Canterbury), Tui Warmenhoven, 

Migrants and refugees in disaster risk reduction

Smrithi Talwar (GNS Science), Nadia Charania (Migrant and Refugee Health Research Centre at AUT), Loïc Le De (Auckland University of Technology), Jay Marlowe (The University of Auckland)

Public-private partnerships (PPP) for risk analytics and disaster risk financing in New Zealand and Asia Pacific

Karl Jones & Apoorv Dabral (Guy Carpenter), Tim Grafton (Insurance Council of New Zealand)

Perspectives on National Adaptation Plans (NZ and Pacific)

Patrina Dumaru (GNS Science)

Reflections on Recovery: A tale about “the tail”

Suzy Paisley (NEMA)

Smarter planning for natural hazard risk reduction

Wendy Saunders (Toka Tū Ake EQC)

Tools for disaster risk management

Nick Horspool (GNS Science/RiskScape), Garry McDonald (MEResearch/MERIT)

World Bank in the Pacific: Strengthening Disaster and Climate Resilience

Jolanta Kryspin-Watson (World Bank), Henry Vira (Republic of Vanuatu), Government of Vanuatu representative.


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