MHEWC-III: Public private engagement for early warnings


Session objectives


A growing number of developing country governments are interested in using Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to provide public infrastructure assets and services. The sectors responsible for the various elements of the Early Warning System Value Chain are now considering this approach.  

The main objective of the session is to discuss public-private engagement around the 4 components of the People Centered EWS: Disaster risk knowledge; Detection, monitoring, analysis and forecasting of the hazards and possible consequences; Warning dissemination and communication; Preparedness and response capabilities.   

Public and private sector representatives will share how their activities are helping improve operational efficiency, quality and sustainability in the provision of public good services, including the challenges faced.   

Mutual trust is the foundation of all partnerships and is a topic that is important to unpack.  The importance of “doing something together” even on a small pilot scale to concretize the discussion and build trust cannot be over-emphasized.  Panelists will share examples of concrete collaborations, and share lessons learned on how these helped or did not help to build trust. 

The panel will also explore synergies between each component and recommend to the extent possible, where systematic knowledge exchange should take place to ensure parties benefit from the collaboration. 


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The First Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-I): Saving Lives, Reducing Losses was organized by IN-MHEWS and took place on the 22nd and 23rd of May 2017 in Cancún, Mexico, as a pre-event to the Fifth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2017 (GP2017). The Second Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-II) took place on the 13th and 14th of May 2019 as a pre-event to the Sixth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) at the Headquarters of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva. 

Building on the progress and achievements of the first two conferences, the Third Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-III) is planned to take place 21-22 May 2022 at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia. MHEWC-III provides a unique opportunity to review key accomplishments, share skills, experience, and expertise within an active MHEWS network. Attendees will exchange and explore how the community can scale efforts in MHEWS implementation to better deliver on the aspirations of MHEWS the Sendai Framework, Paris Agreement, and Sustainable Development Goals.  Moreover, practical training opportunities to support and enhance understanding and utilization of key advances in science will be organized. Training is envisioned to include modules on artificial intelligence, new data sources/information, communication standards / technologies, monitoring and evaluation to track the effectiveness of MHEWS.

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24 May 2022
09:40 - 10:20 (Bali UTC+8)


Nusantara Ballroom
BICC First Floor

Online access

Remote participation available to those registered for the conference


Open to those registered for the conference




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On behalf of the co-chairs of IN-MHEWS (UNOOSA/ UN-SPIDER and WMO),

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