Theme 01:
Climate Change & Early Warning

Institutionalizing and sustaining early warning systems – technical, human and operational capacity, and localization
Measuring early warning effectiveness and ongoing evaluation
Multi – Hazard Early Warning (MHEW) Systems, including exploring the potential for synergizing tsunami early warning with other hazards

Theme 02:
Disaster Preparedness

Using GIS technology for disaster preparedness and early warning
Local ownership, enhancing response capacity and community awareness
Simulation exercises, drills and standard operating Procedures (SOPs)
Disaster emergency food and sanitation

Theme 03:
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 / Sustainable Development Goals

Risk based / informed early warning and global agendas Sendai and SDGs

Theme 04:
Risk Transfer / Insurance

Risk transferring and forecast based financing for DRR
Nature Based Solutions (NBSs) for managing disaster risks

Theme 05:
Innovation for Better Early Warning

The first mile – Hazard monitoring; forecasting and warning; new, innovative tools / products for strengthening EWSs

Theme 06:
Communications for Better EW

Early warning interface – legal and institutional framework, clearly defined actors, governance and institutional arrangements, vertical and horizontal coordination
Reaching the last mile – Technical, legal and socio – cultural complexities involved in communicating early warning to communities
Next generation of TEW dissemination

Theme 07:
Disaster Risk Reduction

Transboundary disaster risk governance
Displacement and relocation
Disaster resilient urban planning and development