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In today’s interconnected world, risk is increasingly systemic, and disaster impacts cascade across boundaries. Strengthened risk governance and cooperation across borders is subsequently critical to manage and reduce disaster risk. Data shows that international financing for disaster response and preparedness far outweigh financing for prevention and risk reduction. While increased official development assistance for disaster risk reduction (DRR) is certainly needed, international cooperation for DRR must go beyond funding to include support for capacity building as well as transfer and exchange of science, technology, and innovation. Cooperation must also go beyond traditional development assistance through traditional partners to cross-border networking between civil society organizations, academic institutions, and experts working on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. 
This session will examine means to strengthen cross border cooperation for disaster risk reduction, and specifically across non-traditional actors and mechanisms. 

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