Date: 5 November 2020
Time: 12:00 - 13:30 (UTC+0) | 15:00 - 16:30 (EAT) | 20:00 - 21:30 (UTC+8)
The Triple Dividend of Resilience (TDR) Framework was developed by the Overseas
Development Institute (ODI), London School of Economics (LSE), and the World Bank
in 2016 to address the common perception that investing in disaster/ climate
resilience will only yield benefits once disaster strikes. Existing methods of appraising
disaster risk management and adaptation investments undervalue the significant
societal and economic benefits from taking action early rather than later. Hence
decision-makers view these investments as a gamble that only pays off in the event
of a disaster. However, there is increasing evidence that building resilience yields
significant and tangible benefits, even if a disaster does not happen for many years.
This Webinar is the 6th in a series of internal/public WISER TRANSFORM Webinars to
promote cross-program learning and share outputs from the WISER program with
external audiences. The goal of the webinar is to share learning from case studies in
Africa and Southeast Asia on the use of the TDR framework to evaluate the benefits
of improved Early Warning information/climate services.
The event will be hosted in collaboration with the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance
(the Alliance). The Alliance members participating in the Webinar are LSE, Grantham
Research Institute of Climate Change and the Environment; and the International
Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). The Webinar will draw panelists from
WISER TRANSFORM and the Alliance to discuss and demonstrate:
• how the TDR can be realized,
• how it helps to strengthen the resilience narrative, and
• how this wider understanding of resilience benefits can influence project design and implementation.