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Supporting Organisations

The organisers are extremely grateful to the following organisations for their support of this symposium:

The British Red Cross (BRC) has a longstanding role in responding to crises both in the UK, as well as overseas. Disaster risk reduction activities are a fundamental component of this work. Like all National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the BRC has a formal status as a humanitarian auxiliary to its Government, and is also a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.  In addition, the BRC has recognised expertise in international law and supports the work of the Movement in addressing legal issues relevant to disaster management, including disaster risk reduction. The BRC is pleased to support this important Symposium.


Pool Re was founded by the insurance industry in cooperation with, and backed by funding from Her Majesty’s Treasury, to form a private sector solution to a public policy objective. Pool Re’s primary role is to enable the UK commercial market to underwrite the threat of terrorism to commercial property at relatively risk-reflective rates, by mitigating their exposure to the catastrophic losses associated with major attacks. Commentators have suggested that Pool Re has potential in other areas of risk that continue to sit on the Government’s balance sheet but that might be transferred to the private sector. Cyber risk has been much discussed in the insurance industry as has climate change, by way of example. These are important matters that will be touched upon directly during the Conference.



A technology company specialising in the development of digital tools to support a range of projects in the international development and humanitarian sectors around the world. SK believes that technology has a critical role to play in alleviating poverty, driving economic growth and efficiency, increasing transparency and leveraging innovation to deliver sustainable outcomes. Our technology is used to support humanitarian projects from the provision of mobile application to sophisticated Information Management Systems to underpin and coordinate entire responses to humanitarian emergencies. Skotkonung, through UK and US aid funding, has delivered tech solutions across conflict, post-conflict and aid regions. We are at the forefront of innovation in the aid and development arena and are keen to work with new partners to improve Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).