On 23–24 September 2016, the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) will organise the conference “Responding to Crises”. The conference aims to improve knowledge about ongoing, unexpected, and future crises, and to discuss the options available for responses by governments, international agencies, NGOs, civil society and private citizens.
For the world’s poorest people, each day is a crisis: of finding work, having enough to eat, and of safety. Theirs is an ongoing crisis.
Other crises, such as wars, natural disasters, pandemics, and economic shocks are often unexpected, or on a scale exceeding any forecast.
Technological innovation, demographic change and economic transformation, advance and retreat in the control of disease, climate change, and tensions within and between nations will all shape the crises of the future.
The conference will pay close attention to the economic and social impacts of crises, the tensions that arise in responding to continuing crises, while dealing with the unexpected, the resourcing of responses and what the future might bring — good or bad.
For more information and updates, visit the UNU-WIDER website.
Marina Congress Centre