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  • 10:00 – 11:30 New York
  • 15:00 – 16:30 Geneva
  • Angelika Planitz

    Team Lead, Disaster Risk Reduction, DRT

  • George Conway

    Deputy Director, Crisis Bureau

  • Andrew Maskrey

    Risk Nexus Initiative

  • Jenty Kirsch-Wood

    Head of Global Risk Management and Reporting

  • Prof. Ortwin Renn

    Scientific Director
    Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

  • Pedro Conceição

    Director, Human Development Report Office

  • Katy Thompson

    Head, Rule of Law, Justice, Security & Human Rights Team

Governing systemic risk: Exploring governance arrangements that are fit for purpose in the 21st century

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Risk is becoming increasingly multi-dimensional with knock-on effects among interconnected social, environmental, political, and economic systems. These risks are manifesting in major crises with cascading effects and having a real potential to undermine the achievement of the SDGs, as COVID-19 is a stark reminder of.  A new risk governance paradigm is called for that can navigate the new normal in a post COVID world and is equipped to manage systemic risk.

This session brings together a range of experts from different backgrounds to share their perspectives on systemic risk and governance and to discuss a new study of UNDP that explores how the concept of systemic risk can be translated from an abstract global concern to a issue that is central to the achievement of the SDGs and relevant to the agenda of national and local governments supported by UNDP.

The experts will address the following questions:

  • What do we know about systemic risk and how is it managed?
  • What are the building blocks of effective risk governance systems that are fit for purpose to manage systemic risk in the 21st century?
  • What are the challenges and barriers that impede systemic risk governance?
  • What are the new forms of public & societal accountability needed to leave no one behind today and in future generations?