ORGANIZER(S): Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
OTHER ORGANIZER(S): Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 19 Jun 2012 Location: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) Venue: Rio Centro T-3 (capacity 140)
This side event will focus on one of the seven critical topics on the agenda of the Rio Conference- Disasters- with the aim of generating higher level of awareness among policy makers and experts in the OIC member countries with regard to the need for a comprehensive disaster risk management strategy as an integral part of their overall national development strategy. The majority of the population in the 57 member countries is extensively prone to natural disasters due to extensive exposure to natural hazards and other vulnerabilities. This session will bring together the representatives of governments, international organizations, and civil societies with the aim of mobilizing actions on the part of OIC member countries, and initiating the necessary exchange of knowledge and best practices to improve upon existing national capacities for building resilience to natural disasters.
Event website: http://www.sesric.org/event-detail.php?id=713
Short URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26750