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International day for disaster reduction events 2009

Total number of events: 12

Date Title Location
14 Oct 2009International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 2009 - London, United Kingdom
Organization: UNISDR; WHO

This event will be hosted by the UK Health Protection Agency in collaboration with WHO and UNISDR. The event will include keynote speeches from influential figures involved in international and national efforts to reduce local and national disaster risks and other emergencies. Several key initiatives will be launched, including the announcement of a Thematic Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction for Health and the release of a new London Five Hospitals...


United Kingdom (London)
14 Oct 2009International Day for Disaster Reduction - Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), together with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), will hold an awards ceremony and exhibition for a regional drawing competition entitled "Safe Hospitals – Hospitals in ASEAN Safe from Disasters" and will organize a panel discussion on the issue.


Thailand (Bangkok)
14 Oct 2009International Day for Disaster Reduction - Canberra, Australia
Organization: AusAid, Australia - gov

Catherine Walker, Deputy Director General for Global Programs Division, will introduce 'Investing in a Safer Future: A Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) policy for the Australian aid program.' Professor Phil Cummins, Chief Scientist at Geoscience Australia will then speak on the hazards affecting our region and how Australian scientific expertise is building capacity to address this challenge in developing countries. The third speaker will be Nick Ireland...


Australia (Canberra)
14 Oct 2009International Day for Disaster Reduction - Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Organization: UNISDR CA

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) is coordinating a region-wide photography contest on the theme of “Hospitals Safe from Disasters” together with a meeting with university students and a national public awareness campaign on "Safe Hospitals." An International Conference on Disaster risk management organized by ECO will also take place in Tajikistan, dedicated to the International Day for Disaster Reduction.


Tajikistan (Dushanbe)
14 Oct 2009International Day for Disaster Reduction - Kathmandu, Nepal
Organization: UNISDR

A symposium on scaling up risk reduction efforts in Nepal will be held including the presentation of a new disaster risk reduction programme for Nepal by a joint consortium (World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the International Federation of the Red Crescent (IFRC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)). A field trip for media to a melting glacier is also...


Nepal (Kathmandu)
14 Oct 2009International Day for Disaster Reduction - Maldives
Organization: UNISDR AP

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and partners (The World Health Organization (WHO), The International Federation of the Red Crescent (IFRC/MRC), The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Education of the Maldives, the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) and TV Maldives) will organize a field trip for school children to Dhuvaafaru Island, which was severely hit by the 2004 tsunami....


14 Oct 2009International Day for Disaster Reduction - Nairobi, Kenya
Organization: UNISDR AF; WHO

A disaster scenario including a makeshift hospital with equipment and volunteers will be simulated, focusing on the preparedness of local hospitals. A display of information and material on hospital safety will also be shown. the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) will partner with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Office of the High Commission for Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the Kenyan Ministry...


Kenya (Nairobi)
14 Oct 2009International Day for Disaster Reduction - Panama City, Panama
Organization: UNISDR AM

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the regional partners of the campaign (International Federation of the Red Crescent (IFRC), Plan International, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will organize a public concert of the Youth Symphonic Orchestra of Panama. The awards ceremony of the regional photography & article contest will be part of the event.


Panama (Panama City)
14-15 Oct 2009International Day for Disaster Reduction - Romania
Organization: IGSU, Romania - gov

This event is organized by The General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations as a Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) national focal point and also as an integrator of the national emergency management system in collaboration with Prefecture Institution of Valcea County, Romania. The main objectives of this seminar are: -raising awareness within communities with the involvement of all the actors and stakeholders that are being part of the disaster risk...


Romania (Călimăneşti - Vâlcea County)
14-15 Oct 2009International Day for Disaster Reduction 2009, South Africa
Organization: NDMAF, South Africa - gov; NDMC, South Africa - gov; UNISDR AF

The South Africa National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction under the National Disaster Management Center and UNISDR Regional Office for Africa are organizing an awareness symposium on the theme of the UNISDR global campaign 2008/09 "Hospitals Safe from Disasters" in South Africa to mark the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction 2009. The meeting will take place from 14 to 15 October 2009 and will discuss raising awareness...


South Africa (Free State Province)
14 Oct 2009Investing in disaster risk reduction: from policy to practical application

In recognition of International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, InterAction's Disaster Risk Reduction working group is holding a panel discussion on "Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction: from Policy to Practical Application." Representatives from leader organizations in this field will discuss why the international community should continue to substantially increase investment in Disasters Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation...


United States of America (Washington, DC)
14 Oct 2009Making hospital safe in Nigeria: the roles of stakeholders
Organization: CDRCR

The 2009 World Disaster Reduction Day will be marked in Nigeria with a public lecture entitled: Making Hospitals Safe in Nigeria. The roles of stakeholders to be delivered by Dr. Olugbenga Bejide on the 14th October, 2009 at Pentonrise Hall, Bodija, Ibadan. This year's event is being organised with the initiative of Centre for Disaster and Crisis Management (CDCM,Nigeria) in collaboration with Oyo State Emergency Management Agency (OYOSEMA), Project...


Nigeria (Ibadan)