Tuesday 8 October 17:00 - 20:00

25 Gordon St
25 Gordon Street
E28 Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre


UCL IRDR Special Seminar on The Risk in DRR

Business & Professional

Special Seminar followed by a Welcome Reception in the Roberts Building Foyer.

Open to: Students | Academics | Alumni | Public

Admission: FREE but you must register

This is the first IRDR event of the academic year. Current students and staff, graduates, alumni and member of the interested public are all warmly welcome.

Our increasingly challenged world makes Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) ever more complex. Geo-politics and political tension often reveal vulnerabilities, our changing climate provide increasing but uncertain risk and data and information is still siloed and usually poorly distributed. We need greater openness, focus and collaboration to have a chance to make a difference. This talk will explore how this works in practice.

Speaker: Dickie Whitaker, CEO of Oasis Loss modelling framework

Dickie Whitaker has 30 years’ experience in the (Re)Insurance business and for the last 20 years has specialised in risk and innovation, linking academia, government and finance. He co-founded The Lighthill Risk Network, Oasis Palm Tree Ltd, The Oasis Hub and is chief executive of Oasis Loss Modelling Framework Ltd. He provides advisory roles to: UK’s Satellite Applications Advisory Board, Expert Group for the Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF), UNISDRR The Centre for Risk Studies, Cambridge University and Cabot Institute advisory board.



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