Events

September 2019

04
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Public Seminar

Are the Pacific islands insurable? Challenges and opportunities for disaster risk finance

Vijaya Ramachandran

There are several efforts underway in the Pacific Islands to insure public and private assets against natural disasters such as cyclones and earthquakes. However, most Pacific islands are heavily aid dependent and cannot afford to pay the high premiums associated with disaster risk insurance. Therefore, insurance to cover disaster risk likely needs to be subsidised to offset costs and to build trust. In this presentation, Vijaya Ramachandran will make recommendations for governments and donors based on her recent research.

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11
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Public Seminar

The future of US government assistance to fragile states

Vijaya Ramachandran

Many donors are rethinking how aid can better confront fragility and support governments and communities to build resilience. Reflecting on lessons of the past, the United States is currently working through several new initiatives and proposed reforms that seek to address shortcomings. In this seminar, Vijaya Ramachandran will provide an overview of the newly released report based on these conversations, and its recommendations.

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12
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Public Lecture

2019 Mitchell Oration — Unfinished business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all

Dr Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA

In the 2019 Mitchell Oration, Dr Natalia Kanem of UNFPA discussed the remarkable gains in sexual and reproductive health and rights since 1969, and point to the remaining economic, social, institutional and other barriers that prevent women, girls and young people from making their own decisions and fulfilling their potential.

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24
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Seminar

Strengthening safeguard capacity in the Pacific: evaluating ADB’s technical assistance

Mr Ari Perdana & Ms Susanna Price

The growing risk of population displacement from climate change in the Pacific means that the environment, disasters, mobility, security, “trapped populations” and resettlement will be key issues for countries in the region to consider in the future. In this seminar, Ari Perdana will speak to ways that will minimise negative impacts on vulnerable populations during turbulent times and change.

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