shelters largeCUDRR+R’s Ebru Gencer is joining the World Humanitarian Summit as an Urban Expert

In preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit, four themes have been identified: humanitarian effectiveness, reducing vulnerability and managing risk; transformation through innovation; and supporting the needs of people in conflict. Consultations have confirmed the need for a specific ‘urban track’ towards the World Humanitarian Summit, and beyond towards Habitat III: how to manage the rising humanitarian risk in urban areas; how to consider the future dimensions of urban risk in the coming years, how to ensure that humanitarian response takes into account the complexities of urban areas and how humanitarian assistance can contribute to building urban resilience. Read more on the World Humanitarian Summit at