Risk & Uncertainty in the Wake of Large-Scale Disasters with speakers Sandra Bass, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Laurie Conkerton, Audubon Nature Institute; George McCarthy, The Ford Foundation; Ghebre Selassie Mehreteab, NHP Foundation; and moderator Christa Velasquez, Annie E. Casey Foundation.Hurricane Katrina was the worst urban disaster in U.S. history. Given the scale of the disaster and the tourism-driven economy of New Orleans, the risk and uncertainty associated with recovery were tremendous. Similarly, other natural and man-made disasters offer opportunities for foundations to step up to support recovery.This workshop will describe these efforts and discuss how, by underwriting much of the risk and uncertainty, PRIs can be a valuable financial tool in disaster response, the process of making and funding PRIs when disaster strikes, and how PRIs can be utilized to spur economic recovery and long-term development - PRI Makers Networkmoreless
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