E²SHI Annual Symposium: Innovations in Managing Climate Risk

Please note the Symposium has been moved from March 5 to April 8!
Wed, April 8 at 12:00 - 1:30 pm
JHU East Baltimore campus, Feinstone Hall (E2030)
615 N. Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205
RSVP by April 5 to attend

Innovations in managing climate risk: Reimagining humanitarian and development work

We invite you to an interactive session led by Pablo Suarez from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre to look at climate change and disaster response, and how to bridge science, policy and practice.

A light lunch will be served starting at 11:45 am.

RSVP by April 5 to attend


About the Topic


What is the role of academia – including Johns Hopkins University – in linking knowledge with action to help the humanitarian sector?

The Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre helps understand and address the humanitarian consequences of climate risks. They have been working with partners to rethink how to manage the rapidly increasing workload of disaster risk management practitioners, ranging from financial instruments to accelerate preparedness measures, to digital tools to promote self-organization in refugee camps, to experimental artistic performances at the UN climate conferences, to game-enabled processes for learning and dialogue (with serious play occurring both in Ethiopian villages and in the White House). Join us for this interactive session to learn how you can engage in bridging science, policy and practice.


Meet the Presenter

Pablo Suarez is Associate director for research and innovation at the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, as well as visiting fellow at Boston University and an honorary senior lecturer at University College London. He has consulted for the UN Development Programme, the World Food Programme, the World Bank, Oxfam America, and about twenty other international humanitarian and development organizations, working in more than 50 countries.

Dr. Suarez’s current work addresses integrating institutes across disciplines and geographic scales, and using innovative tools for managing climate risk – which includes designing and facilitating participatory games for learning and managing complex dynamic systems. Pablo holds a water engineering degree, a master’s in planning, and a Ph.D. in geography.

Photo credit: The Red Cross

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I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.
— Jose Ortega y Gasset