4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012

"Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World - Pathways to a Resilient Society"

26 -30 August 2012 ¦ Davos, Switzerland

IDRC DAVOS 2012 Call for Abstracts and Sessions now open!

The call for contributions for the IDRC Davos 2012 is now open until February 29, 2012.

You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation, poster presentation, session or workshop on one of the conference topics. Additionally, you are also invited to suggest a Pre- or Post Conference Event.

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4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012

After three successful IDRC Davos conferences the GRF Davos team is already in the preparation for IDRC Davos 2012, which will take place from 26 to 30 August 2012 in Davos, Switzerland.

Risks in a changing and global world are complex and interconnected, even more so in a globalized world consisting of many societies at very different levels of development. The frequency and severity of natural disasters have increased markedly worldwide. Economic losses associated with natural hazards are increasing exponentially in developing countries, where local risk-transfer markets are generally weak. Promoting integrative risk management is more then ever a pressing issue.

At IDRC Davos 2012 a multi- and interdisciplinary group of stakeholders will discuss new findings and exchange experiences about the broad spectrum of risks societies are facing today in plenary and parallel sessions, workshops and training courses, and poster exhibitions.

IDRC Davos offers ample opportunities for networking, experience exchange, and information gathering. Join the unique community of business leaders, decision makers, practitioners, UN-,IO-, and NGO-agents, and scientists. >>> Further information

Retrospect 3rd International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2010

“Risks, Disasters, Crisis and Global Change – From Threats to Sustainable Opportunities”

 30 May - 3 June 2010 ¦ Davos, Switzerland

 

IDRC Davos 2010 - Major Conference Outcomes

06 August 2010

The International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2010 with its motto “Risk, Disasters, Crisis and Global Change – From Threats to Sustainable Opportunities” was a milestone toward the integration of the ever more complex and interwoven portfolio of risk, security and disaster related topics, themes and trends as addressed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon in his message to IDRC Davos 2010.

The this years Interenational Disaster and Risk Conference once more was dedicated to GRF Davos' overall credo " From Thoughts to Action".Problems of risk and disaster science, risk prevention, resilience, disaster preparedness, risk management and  governance were discussed within the context of sustainable development and global change. >>> Read the Major Conference Outcomes here

Ban Ki Moon's Message to the IDRC Davos 2010 audience

10 June 2010

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, well known in Davos, he already visited the 2009 Refugee Run conducted by GRF Davos, could unfortunately not attend the 3rd International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2010 in person. Still, he used the opportunity to adress a message to the over 800 IDRC participants from politics, science, business, IGO's and NGO's. In his written message he in particular emphasized the importance of acting now.  The year 2010, should be the year of action. At the UN General Assembly meeting in September in New York and at the COP 16 in December in Cancun finally decisions should be made that lead to concrete measures to achieve the MDGs and the reduction of  climate change impacts.

Ban Ki Moon's written message was read by Dr. Jyoti P. Srivastava, M.S., D.D.S., a IDRC Davos 2010 volunteer.
>>> Read Ban Ki Moon's complete statement here.

IDRC 2010 Sessions Online TV Channel

The IDRC Davos 2010 TV Channel broadcasts

IDRC Davos 2010 - some preliminary outcomes

09 June 2010

The International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2010 with its motto “Risk, Disasters, Crisis and Global Change – From Threats to Sustainable Opportunities” was a milestone toward the integration of the ever more complex and interwoven portfolio of risk, security and disaster related topics, themes and trends as addressed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon in his message to IDRC Davos 2010.

 

At IDRC Davos 2010 some 850 conference participants from 100 countries all over the world have gathered in a unique setting and atmosphere. High-ranking delegations from The Gambia, Uganda, Republic of the Congo, from the I.R.Iran, from India, P.R. China, and Indonesia participated.>>> Find the detailed IDRC Davos 2010 participants list  here and read more about  IDRC Davos 2010 

 

- Plenary Sessions recorded live at IDRC Davos 2010

- Red Chair Statements

- Video Statements

 

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