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GEM and Willis renew partnership


Aug 30, 2021

GEM is pleased to announce that Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has renewed its partnership agreement with GEM. The agreement is a commitment to work together to develop and promote better understanding of earthquake risk through research and application of science.


Willis Towers Watson was a founding member and sponsor in GEM’s first working program from 2009 to 2013 and then rejoined from July 2018 for a period of three years. The new agreement will run until mid-2024. Both organizations are also working together on a Disaster Risk Transfer Facility project by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region (CAREC).


Hélène Galy, Head of Willis Research Network (WRN), says, “We look forward to continuing the successful collaboration with GEM that started over a decade ago, as GEM’s work on earthquake hazard, vulnerability and exposure has been key to enhance earthquake loss assessment across the world, and to credibly develop alternative views of risk to vendor models. GEM also provides an excellent example of strong leadership, governance and management for the long-term development and curation of global models”.


Over the last 15 years, the Willis Research Network has created partnerships with public science globally to develop practical, applied research that delivers innovative insights on risk and resilience and supports decision-making.


“We are very pleased to have Willis Towers Watson renew its GEM sponsorship. Our relationship has really strengthened over the past three years, with WTW highlighting GEM research and applications through the WRN, making good use of our software and models, and providing valuable feedback to our scientists and engineers. We look forward to another three years of close collaboration,” John Schneider, GEM Secretary General.


For more information about Willis Research Network, visit.

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