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Knowledge Hubs

By the means of knowledge hubs, our experts work together with specialists from the leading academic institutions and international organisations to increase the understanding of the risks and potential impact of disasters in different areas and in a variety of contexts and situations. PPI aims to enhance the preparedness of all elements of disaster risk management in these specific complex environments.

Our knowledge hubs inform and support strategies, policies and decision making and are designed as platforms for sharing lessons learned and best practices.

  • Urban Resilience

  • Maritime Sector and Port Preparedness

  • Mountain Area Resilience

  • Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Urban View


Technological evolution provided us with a high number of tools that are supposed to be used in overcoming the continuously-growing complexity of urban systems in large-scale disasters.


However, in many cities around the world, even the basics for addressing this complexity are lacking.

Lessons from previous urban disasters show that dysfunctional or under-developed systems are not benefitting from the implementation of  new technology, but rather struggle even more when their capacities are not adequate for utilizing the tools provided.

We work continuously in building and strengthening the capacities of different cities and urban areas around the world, in order to ensure increased levels of preparedness and capacity to respond to disasters.

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