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The Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI) and the Simon Institute for Long term Governance (SI) are pleased to invite you to explore the in-person table-top exercise Preparedness. Sessions will be held at the Knowledge & Learning Commons, UN Library & Archives Geneva between November 25 and November 30, 2021. Learning Objectives : ●Understand global catastrophic risks: Participants will learn about global catastrophic risks, how they emerge and the type of effect cascades they can create. ● Explore solutions to build resilience: Participants will learn about the difficulty of governing risks in an isolated manner, the need and difficulty of global coordination, as well as how to allocate resources to prevention, mitigation and recovery policies. ● Learn skills and tools for better risk decision-making: Participants will discover concepts, tools, and resources to make informed decisions in the face of uncertainty and in interaction with various stakeholder groups. ● Through debriefing and additional resources, participants will get a better sense of how to navigate difficult trade-offs when it comes to risk-taking in their everyday job. The Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI), hosted by the University of Geneva, and the Simon Institute for Long term Governance (SI) are running the exercise together. The GSPI and SI are two distinct entities working to enhance scientific engagement with global governance actors. For any inquiries, contact Maxime Stauffer ( The Knowledge and Learning Commons Team
Palais des Nations (MAP HERE)
Palais des Nations B Building, Door 20 Library Events Room, First Floor Geneva, Switzerland

Library Events Room, Palais des Nations

Starts Nov 30, 2021 08:00
Ends Nov 30, 2021 18:00
Please confirm your attendance to the session following this form : Please be reminded that access to UN Geneva premises is not, in principle, subject to the presentation of a COVID certificate. However, in line with recent guidance provided by the Swiss Mission, some activities with more than 30 people will require a COVID certificate (i.e. proof of vaccination or negative test result). Therefore, please bring these documents with you to gain entry to the premises.