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Key 2012 Regional Events Related to Disaster Risk Reduction

Total number of events: 15

Date Title Location
19 Jan - 19 Mar 2012Disaster Reduction Alliance forum 2012: Disaster risk reduction symposium
Organization: DRA

Each January, the member organizations of the Disaster Reduction Alliance (DRA) hold a variety of international symposia, conferences and other events. The present forum aims to raise awareness of disaster prevention from an international perspective by providing a simple explanation of the challenges of international disaster reduction and the role of DRA members. Additionally, the experiences of Kobe and Hyogo, the areas worst affected by the Great...


Japan (Kobe)
19-20 Mar 2012Building cities' resilience to disasters: protecting cultural heritage and adapting to climate change
Organization: UNISDR; Venice Municipality, Italy - gov

Why cities are at risk The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction for 2011 has shared some positive findings: globally, mortality risk to floods and tropical cyclones is now going down because vulnerability reduction is outpacing increases in exposure. However, vulnerability to hazards is very high and rapidly increasing in Europe and generically in developed countries, with adverse impacts on their economy. In 2010, the economic loss...


Italy (Venice)
14-15 Apr 2012Sixth summit of the Americas
Organization: OAS

In April 2012 the 34 Heads of State and Government will address the Sixth Summit central theme, “Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity", which focuses on the role of physical integration and regional cooperation as means to overcome the Hemisphere’s challenges and to achieve greater levels of development. The most pressing of these challenges will be addressed through consideration of the Sixth Summits’ four sub-themes: poverty and...


Colombia (Cartagena)
16-18 Apr 2012Australian & New Zealand disaster and emergency management conference
Organization: Assoc for Sustainability in Business; Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Assoc; AIES

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will provide a forum to examine the issues surrounding natural and man-made hazards. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) released a National Strategy for Disaster Resilience in February 2011. It agreed to adopt "a whole-of-nation resilience-based approach to disaster management, which recognises that a national, coordinated and cooperative effort is needed to enhance...


Australia (Brisbane)
02-05 May 201245th Annual meetings of the board of governors
Organization: ADB

Background Annual meetings are statutory occasions for Governors of ADB members to provide guidance on ADB administrative, financial, and operational directions. The meetings provide opportunities for member governments to interact with ADB staff, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), media, and representatives of observer countries, international organizations, academe and the private sector. Schedule ADB will establish offices at the PICC during the...


Philippines (Manila)
15-31 May 20124th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) environment ministers' meeting
Organization: ASEM

The 4th ASEM Environment Ministers' Meeting will focus on Sustainable Management of Water and Forest. More information will be posted once it is available.


Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar)
25-26 May 20126th Pacific Islands leaders meeting (PALM6)
Organization: MOFA, Japan - gov

Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting is a summit-level meeting which has been held every three years since 1997. Leaders openly discuss various issues that Pacific island countries are facing in order to build close cooperative relationships and forge a bond of friendship between Japan and Pacific island countries. Agenda will include climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.


Japan (Nago, Okinawa)
30 May - 01 Jun 2012World economic forum on East Asia 2012
Organization: ASEAN

Background The 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) together form an important strategic and economic region with a combined population of over 600 million, a nominal GDP exceeding US$ 1.8 trillion, and a growth rate for the region expected to exceed 5% in 2012 despite ongoing economic turmoil in the Eurozone and the United States. The ASEAN Economic Blueprint has established concrete targets to form a single market...


Thailand (Bangkok)
28-30 Aug 20122012 Pacific Forum leaders meeting
Organization: Pacific Islands Forum Sec

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meet annually to develop collective responses to regional issues. The agenda for this meeting will be released when available, including issues related to Pacific Island disaster risk reduction. The Forum’s membership has increased from the original seven founding members (Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, New Zealand, Tonga and Western Samoa – now Samoa) to also include the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati,...


Cook Islands
17-21 Sep 2012Pacific platform for disaster risk management 2012
Organization: SPC/SOPAC; SPC; UNISDR Pacific

About the Pacific Platform UNISDR co-convenes the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management (Pacific Platform) jointly with the SOPAC Division of SPC. The Pacific Platform was established in 2008 to harmonize existing regional mechanisms for disaster risk management in the Pacific. The regional platform has been central to the development and/or implementation of regional policies and frameworks for action on disaster risk management in the Pacific...


New Caledonia (Noumea)
01-03 Oct 2012Third meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR)
Organization: NPRD, Croatia - gov

The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) is intended to serve as the forum for exchanging information and knowledge, coordinating efforts throughout the Europe region and for providing advocacy for effective action to reduce disasters. Moreover, it shall be devoted to contemporary issues of importance needed to promote a good political climate for implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action. Hosted by the Croatian National Protection...


Croatia (Dubrovnik)
02-03 Oct 2012Central Africa disaster risk reduction (DRR) platform

A session organized to allow for Post-HFA consultations during the DRR sub regional platform co-organized by ECCAS and ISDR Africa. The conclusions of this first consultation were: • Since some countries in Central Africa started the implementation of the HFA as late as 2009, it was recommended that the Post-HFA framework takes this in to account. It was suggested that the Post-HFA recommends the continuity of HFA, and add new priorities and objectives...


Cameroon (Douala)
10-12 Oct 201211th International symposium on new technologies for urban safety of mega cities in Asia (USMCA2012)
Organization: Mongolia - gov

Over half the world's population is concentrated in urban areas covering just 4 % of the world's surface. In particular, mega cities (with populations greater than 10 million) are characterized by a high population density and tremendous pressure on supporting infrastructure, increasing susceptibility to lack of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Both rapid urbanization and economic development are distinctive features of Asia along with...


Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar)
22-25 Oct 20125AMCDRR: 5th Asian ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction
Organization: BNPB, Indonesia - gov; UNISDR AP

5th AMCDRR declaration and statements View all declarations and statements 5th AMCDRR related news View all related news 5th AMCDRR related documents View all related documents Building on past agreements and issues discussed in the earlier conferences, particularly in the 3rd and 4th AMCDRR, the 3rd Session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, as well as Indonesia’s own experiences that reaffirms the importance of enhancing DRR implementation...


Indonesia (Yogyakarta)
26-28 Nov 2012Plataforma regional para la reducción de desastres en las Americas - 2012 / Regional platform for disaster risk reduction in the Americas - 2012
Organization: UNISDR AM

Session III The Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction of the Americas is the ultimate multi-stakeholder forum that brings together key stakeholders in the subject of DRR of the whole continent, reflecting the actions and commitments from governments, international organizations, intergovernmental, nongovernmental and community, scientific and academic institutions, private sector, donors and media on Disaster Risk Reduction. It is a participative...


Chile (Santiago de Chile)