On May 6th, 2022, the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM) conducted a workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia, to (1) build a common understanding of the concept of risk-informed development (RID) and (2) identify entry points for the establishment of an enabling environment for RID in Georgia to safeguard development achievements.
This meeting brought together representatives of multiple backgrounds, ensuring an all-encompassing discussion on challenges, visions, and possible engagement of the different stakeholders in building an enabling environment for RID in Georgia. A total of 30 practitioners from partner ministries such as the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture (represented by the National Environmental Agency), Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure international, Ministry of Internal Affairs (represented by Emergency Management Service), along with international and national experts from INGOs/CSOs and universities gathered during the meeting and engaged in an discussion on the importance of understanding and managing risks in a more systemic manner through RID.
The main objective of the meeting was to introduce the importance of risk-based decision-making as an enabler of understanding multiple threats and complex risks to and arising from development decisions and acting on that knowledge. Discussions evolved around the concept of RID, its application in the Georgian context as well as integrating risk-informed decision-making into existing strategies and plans. All participants voiced their commitment to further engage in the effort to promote RID in Georgia.
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