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    Date: 26 - 30 Aug 2012
    Country: Switzerland
    City/State: Davos
    http://www.preventionweb.net/go/16465

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4th International disaster and risk conference IDRC Davos 2012

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Global Risk Forum

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 26 - 30 Aug 2012 Location: Switzerland (Davos)

Over 1000 participants will gather from more than 100 countries for the world's leading Dissaster and Risk Conference in the beautiful mountain area and renovated conference centre of Davos, Switzerland.

Business leaders, political decision makers, practitioners, scientists and UN, International Organizations, and NGOs will discuss new findings and exchange experiences in the broad spectrum of risks societies are facing today.

The unique setting includes plenary and parallel sessions, workshops and training courses, and poster exhibitions.

Featured Themes, Topics, Tools, Methodologies and Frameworks

The complex and multi faceted nature of risks demands an innovative, holistic and problem oriented approach to risk and disaster management. The IDRC Davos 2012 theme “Integrative Risk Management in a changing world” will further establish and develop the approach to integrative risk management. The aim is to globally increase resilience and reduce vulnerability.

IDRC Davos 2012 will address the Integrative Risk Management Approach within the following context:

• Disaster preparedness and response, vulnerability and resilience research
• Extreme events, climate change adaptation
• Critical infrastructure and services
• NATECH, cascading risks, technological risks
• Health impacts, medical response, One Health
• Capacity building, education, communication and training
• Economics of disaster, financial tools for risk management

Event website: http://idrc.info/pages_new.php/IDRC-Davos-2012/831/1/

Target Audience

Participants of IDRC include risk management experts, practitioners, scientists, key players from civil society, Non-Governmental Organisations and the private sector. The diversity of participants enables both a strategic and operational level of discussion to ensure “the last mile” will be considered with key players from line ministries and disaster and risk management authorities. IDRC Davos 2012 helps bridge the gap in problem solving between the causes of problems governance, and technology.

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