The Crisis Lookout Coalition
The Crisis Lookout coalition launched in January 2021, in recognition that the way the world pays for disasters needs a radical shift to better protect frontline communities from the increasing risks they face.
Focusing on the core values of impartiality, quality, creativity and empowerment, the coalition works to secure international agreements that would fundamentally reform how the crisis financing system works.
Where we are.
Since January, our support from among local to global experts has grown. Through consultation, we have been able to harness expertise across the coalition to develop our proposition to world leaders.
Collectively, we got disaster risk finance firmly on the agenda of the G7, and a new package of funding was made available for better risk financing from the UK and German governments. Meanwhile at COP26, the UK published the first ever G7 discussions paper on how to improve engagement with disaster risk information through a new Crisis Lookout function currently missing from the global architecture.
Where we need to get to.
International aid for people caught up in disasters undoubtedly saves lives but research shows that the system the world uses to support people in crises is also marred by delays, deficits and debt.
Vulnerable communities, especially those living in low-income countries, could be better protected if the system was forward-looking, able to draw on advances in technology and expertise to better predict the greatest risks and pre-arrange funding that can be released the moment trouble arises.
At the heart of our work is an ambition to secure a new G7 agreement that by 2030, pre-arranged financing will be the primary way the world pays for disasters.
How to get involved.
The potential to create change on a truly global scale relies on the strength and breadth of our coalition supporters.
We are interested in hearing from individuals and groups with experience of living in and responding to a crisis, along with policy experts, academics, practitioners, and technical specialists with an interest in disaster risk financing and reduction, climate change, and other relevant disciplines.
Please register your interest below and we will be in touch.