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AWC Regional Workshop on ‘Strengthening the Understanding of Social Vulnerability in the Arab Region” September 25 to 27, 2016, Cairo, Egypt

25-September-2016

In the Framework of the Climate Risk Nexus Initiative (CRN) of the League of Arab States towards better achieving sustainable development in the Arab region, the Arab Water Council (AWC) and The World Food Program (WFP) are pleased to announce organization of a “Regional Workshop on Social Vulnerability” to be conducted during September 25 – 27, 2016 in Cairo, Egypt. 

The objective of the Workshop is to shed the light on how to improve the understanding and evaluation of social vulnerability as affected by major sources of risks; particularly poverty, climate change, water scarcity, food security; provide scientific basis for disaster and hazard reduction policies through the development of measurable and  map-able multi-levels indicators for analyzing societal vulnerability and resilience to environmental hazards, Climate risk and extreme events in Arab Region.

Stakeholders concerned with social vulnerability attending this workshop will share experiences, discuss data, monitoring and indicators needs aiming towards the establishment of a way forward on how social vulnerability can be practically understood and addressed in the Arab region.


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