Scaling up early warning and early action – using art to inspire change

This in person and online side event will: 

  • Engage the audience through interactive theatre to gain different perspectives in the challenges and opportunities in early warning and early action  
  • Explore themes such as relationships, multi-faceted nature of vulnerability, governance arrangements to address systemic risk in DRR and climate change adaptation, gender equality and women’s leadership, and enabling elements for effective early warning and early action  
  • Provoke thought, discussion and understanding to meet the UN SG’s alerts for all in five years  

Session objectives

  1. Raise awareness on the importance of a multi-stakeholder coordination and inclusive and gender sensitive approaches to EW EA efforts to foster trust, support action, and achieve positive impact;  
  2. Jointly explore challenges and solutions in simulated ‘threat environments’; share good practice; 
  3. Overall the session aims to create a fun, interactive, and inspirational learning environment to deepen understanding and exchange on the connections between early warning / early action and promote social change to enhance the effectiveness of these efforts. 


  • Pen Cabot-Director, Walker Institute, The University of Reading 


  • Dr. Johan Stander, Director, WMO
  • Dr. Dwikorita Karnawati-Director of BMKG 
  • Litizia Rosano -UNESCAP 
  • IFRC or UN Women (TBC)  


Learn more

Willingness to explore challenges from a different point of view and help shift perceptions, most critically one’s own, to enable actions for a personal and wider transformation towards a more just and sustainable world. 

Where do we stand 

Extreme weather, climate and water events are becoming more frequent and intense in many parts of the world as a result of climate change. More of us are exposed than ever before to multiple related hazards, which are themselves evolving as a result of population growth, urbanization and environmental degradation.

One-third of the world’s people, mainly in least developed countries and small island developing states, are still not covered by early warning systems.  In Africa, it is even worse: 60 per cent of people lack coverage. 

Session guiding questions

  1. What elements enable effective early warning and early action? What relationships, systems and information flows are critical? 
  2. What is the WMO Global Multi-Hazard Alert System Framework? 
  3. How do we work together to ensure effective early warning systems for all in five years? 
art picture


26 May 2022
18:45 - 20:15 (Bali UTC+8)


Singaraja Hall 2
BNDCC 1-1st Floor

Online access


Open to those registered for the conference


International sign


Erica Allis

Share this

Is this page useful?

Yes No
Report an issue on this page

Thank you. If you have 2 minutes, we would benefit from additional feedback (link opens in a new window).