Date: 24 august 2015

12:30 – 13:00 Registration

13:00 – 15:00 Concept of Risk

Participants will be introduced to the concepts of risk and uncertainties as well as the benefits of effective risk management for development programming. They will learn about risk classification and discuss the dual nature of risk management as both threat and opportunity management. They will explore some of the important characteristics of risk in complex versus complicated systems:

  • its dynamic, social, and subjective nature;
  • the limited knowledge about many of the risks, and so, our capacity to calculate them accurately in terms of probability, consequences, compensation and accountability;
  • the disruption of cause-and-effect relationships in risk consideration (e.g. across generations, geographic areas, sectors, institutions, etc.).

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 17:00 Implications for Development Programming

During this session participants will discuss a range of implications for development programming:

  • indicative planning and avoiding ‘planning paradox’
  • acceptance of failure and learning
  • anticipative awareness
  • prospective learning

17:00 – 17:15 Evaluation

For inquiries and registration please contact

Magda Stepanyan
Tel: +31 (0) 616499150

or fill in our contact form.

Workshop 2: Risk Landscape and Setting Strategic Priorities

Workshop 3: Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Framework