Funding Low-Attention Disasters: From Preparedness to Long-term Recovery - A Webinar Hosted by CDP

Thursday, October 12, 2023 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
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This program is hosted by our partner, Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.

Disasters are increasing. But it’s not just big-name disasters that are more frequent. The biggest growth comes from so-called “secondary perils,” which SwissRe describes as “high-frequency, low-to-medium-severity events such as thunderstorms, hail, wildfires, drought, flash floods and landslides.”

Secondary perils also include the aftereffects of a more significant natural hazard event, e.g., the tsunami that follows an earthquake or tornadoes that spin out before a hurricane. They are also typically low-attention disasters that do not receive much attention from the government, donors or media.

In 2022, secondary perils caused more insured losses ($73 billion compared to $67 billion for primary perils) and overall economic losses (insured and uninsured), with $149 billion coming from primary perils and $211 billion from secondary perils.

During this webinar, to be held a day before the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, panelists will discuss how funders can think about the various disaster phases in the context of low-attention disasters. They will share their experiences working on risk reduction, preparedness, response and recovery.

What will you learn?

  • Understanding the different responses between low-attention disasters and big, natural hazard events
  • Increasing their awareness of the different phases of disasters and how donors can expand their disaster giving to address needs throughout the disaster stages
  • Learning the importance of blue-sky planning to prepare for disasters


Who should attend?

While primarily aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

How do you sign up?

Registration is required by October 11th.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
Please email with any questions.

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