Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

      First session, Geneva, Switzerland
      5 - 7 June 2007

 

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Acting with Common Purpose
Proceedings of the first session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Side events


The first session of the Global Platform provided an opportunity for partners to organize side events, addressing issues of relevance to disaster risk reduction. The side events took place during the lunch hours on 5, 6 and 7 June and lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes and took place at the venue of the first session of the Global Platform.

List of side events (downloadable PDF document [PDF - 75kb])

List of side events

Tuesday 5 June 2007

Wednesday 6 June 2007 Thursday 7 June 2007 List of parallel meetings

Tuesday 5 June 2007
  • National mechanisms workshop preparatory meeting
Wednesday 6 June 2007
  • Donor group meeting
  • IEWP Consultation meeting
  • Launch of the Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative
  • ProVention Consortium meeting
Thursday 7 June 2007
  • ISDR Working Group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • ISDR thematic cluster/platform on knowledge and education


Building Code Enforcement and Dissemination - Safer Buildings for Sustainable Habitat

Organisation(s): UNCRD, UN/HABITAT, UNESCO, UNDP, IRP, EMI, ADRC, MLIT and other partners (TBC)
Side event focal point(s): Dr. Shoichi Ando (UNCRD)
Date: 5 June / 13:15 - 14:45
Reports: Short Report [PDF]  ¦  Detailed Report [PDF]
Presentations: Dr. Shoichi Ando [PDF] ¦ Dr. Fouad Bendimerad [PDF]
Mr. Takashi Imamura [PDF]
Posters: Poster 1 [PDF]  ¦  Poster 2 [PDF]
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The State of Disaster Risk Globally

Organisation(s): UNDP and other GRIP partners, ISDR secretariat
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Maxx Dilley (UNDP)
Date: 5 June / 13:15 - 14:45
Presentations: GRIP [PDF] [PDF] ¦ Mr Haghebaert [PDF] ¦  Mr Maskrey [PDF] ¦  Mr Twon [PDF]
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Catastrophic Risk Financing: Tools and Products

Organisation(s): WB-LCSUW, WB-FPDSN
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Saroj Kumar Jha (WB) and Mr. Francis Ghesquiere (WB)
Date: 5 June / 13:15 - 14:45
Presentations: Ms. Golnaraghi [PDF]  ¦  Mr Gurenko [PDF]  ¦   Mr Mahul [PDF]  [PDF]


Global Wildland Fire Network

Organisation(s): WMO, FAO, UNU, UNISDR IEWP/PPEW, UNEP-OCHA Joint Environment Unit, GEO Secretariat; Federal Foreign Office, Germany, Task Force Humanitarian Aid
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Johann Goldammer (GFMC)
Date: 5 June / 13:15 - 14:45
Report: [PDF]
Presentations: Intro [PDF]  ¦ GWFN Intro 1  [PDF]  ¦ GWFN Intro 2  [PDF]  ¦ WMO [PDF]  ¦ GFMC-GEO [PDF]
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Hyogo HARDTalk with Ian Davis

Organisation(s): IFRC, Christian Aid, ActionAid, Tearfund, Plan International, British Red Cross, and other partners (TBC)
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Jack Campbell (ActionAid)
Date: 5 June / 13:15 - 14:45
Presentations: Introduction, Mr. Ian Davis [PDF] ¦   Tearfund Presentation [PDF]
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Networking for Drought Risk Reduction

Organisation(s): UNDP/Drylands Development Center and the ISDR Secretariat, in collaboration with Governments of Kenya, Djibouti, China, ICPAC, UNCCD, OCHA, WFP, FAO and the NDMC of the University of Nebraska, USA.
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Eric Patrick (UNDP) and Mr. Pedro Basabe (ISDR Secretariat)
Date: 5 June / 13:15 - 14:45
Agenda: [PDF
Report: [PDF]
Statements: Kenya [PDF]   ¦  Djibouti [PDF]
Presentations: Mr Arnaud [PDF]  ¦  Mr Patrick [PDF]  ¦  Mr Gitari [PDF]  ¦  Mr Josserand [PDF]  ¦   Mr Owor [PDF]  ¦  Mr Ogallo [PDF][PDF]  ¦  Mr Basabe [PDF]
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Multi-Agency Partnership for Development and Implementation of Operational Early Warning Systems with Multi-Hazard Approach at National and Regional Levels: Towards a Global Coverage

Organisation(s): WMO, UN/ISDR-PPEW and other partners (TBC)
Side event focal point(s): Maryam Golnaraghi (WMO) and Mr Douglas Pattie (ISDR Secretariat)
Date: 6 June / 12:45 - 14:15
Report: [PDF]
Presentations: IEPW [PDF]  ¦  PPEW [PDF]  ¦  UNU-EHS [PDF]
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The International Recovery Platform - a Global Catalyst for Better Recovery

Organisation(s): UNDP, IRP, OCHA, ILO, ADRC, CAO (Govt. of Japan), IFRC, UN/HABITAT, WB, SDC, Govt. of Italy, ISDR secretariat
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Anil Sinha (IRP)
Date: 6 June / 12:45 - 14:15
Report: [PDF]
Presentations: Mr. Zapata [PDF]  ¦  Mr. Chakrabarti [PDF]
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Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change

Organisation(s): International Federation of RC/RC, WMO, Christian Aid, DEZA, Provention Consortium, ActionAid, Tearfund, UNDP, UNEP, ISDR secretariat
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Antony Spalton (IFRC)
Date: 6 June / 12:45 - 14:15
Presentations: Report [PDF]
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Reducing Disaster Risks and Building Resilience to Disasters in Cities

Organisation(s): UNDP, UN/HABITAT, Metropolis and other City Associations
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Hossein Kalali (UNDP)
Date: 6 June / 12:45 - 14:15
Reports: Short Report [PDF]  ¦  Detailed Report [PDF]  ¦ Statement Citynet [PDF]
Presentations: Mr Bendimerad [PDF]  ¦  Mr Tanaka [PDF]
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The Use of Satellite Imagery and GIS for Disaster Reduction at Local Level

Organisation(s): UNITAR / Canton of Geneva and other partners (TBC)
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Olivier van Damme (UNOSAT)
Date: 6 June / 12:45 - 14:15
Report: [PDF]
Presentations: Poster [PDF]  ¦   Video on the Matagalpa project approach (00:15:18) English / Spanish / French ¦ Report
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South Asian Regional Plan of Action for Risk Mitigation Programs and Investments

Organisation(s): SAARC Disaster Management Center, World Bank
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Chakrabarti (SAARC) and Mr. Christoph Pusch (WB)
Date: 7 June / 09:00 - 10:30
Report: [PDF]
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Weather-Indexed Early Warning and Livelihood Protection - an Example from Ethiopia

Organisation(s): FAO, WFP, Government of Ethiopia
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Henri Josserand (FAO) and Menghestab Haile (WFP)
Date: 7 June / 9:30 - 11:00
Report: [PDF]
Presentation: FAO-WFP[PDF]
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Working Towards Community Resilience in Asia-Pacific: Innovative Efforts of IAP Members and Other Stakeholders

Organisation(s): UNESCAP, UNDP, OCHA, ADPC, ADRC and other partners (TBC)
Side event focal point(s): Ms Christel Rose (ISDR Secretariat)
Date: 7 June / 11:15 - 12:45
Agenda: [PDF]
Presentations: ADPC-CDBRM [PDF] ¦ ADRC [PDF]  ¦ DM-WG-Vietnam [PDF] ¦
IFRC-Vietnam [PDF]  ¦ UNESCAP-ADPC [PDF]
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Ways and Means for Reducing Flood Risks in Arid Zones and Global Flash Flood System

Organisation(s): Vice-Chancellor of ShahreKord University, ISDR Special Coordinator in Iran and Hydrological Research Centre, NOAA-National Weather Service (USA), WMO and USAID
Side event focal point(s): Ms. Maryam Golnaraghi (WMO) and Mr. Mohammad Sadatinejad (ISDR Secretariat)
Date: 7 June / 11:15 - 12:45
Reports: [PDF] ¦ [PDF]
Presentation: University of Kashan [PDF] ¦ FRIMADA Project [PDF] ¦ HRC [PDF] ¦ 
WMO [PDF]
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Information Management Tools for Disaster Risk Reduction

Organisation(s): ISDR secretariat
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Craig Duncan (ISDR Secretariat)
Date: 7 June / 12:45 - 14:15
Presentation: M.L. Darricau [PDF] ¦ C. Duncan [PDF] ¦ C. Villacis[PDF]
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Implementing the HFA in the Caribbean - Focus on National Platforms

Organisation(s): CDERA, UNDP, ACS and ISDR secretariat
Side event focal point(s): Mr Haris Sanahuja (ISDR Secretariat)
Date: 7 June / 12:45 - 14:15
Presentations: SIDS [PDF] ¦ Eleanor Jones [PDF]
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PLANAT - Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards - 10 Years of Experience, How to Create and Run a Platform

Organisation(s): PLANAT - SDC
Side event focal point(s): Dr. Walter J. Ammann (WSL)
Date: 7 June / 12:45 - 14:15
Report: [PDF]
Presentation: [PDF]
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Multi-Agency Early Warning and Contingency Planning

Organisation(s): IASC Sub-Working Group on Early Warning and Preparedness (SWG)
Side event focal point(s): Ms. Everett Ressler (UNICEF) and Mr. Iain McDonald (WFP)
Date: 7 June / 12:45 - 14:15
Report: [PDF]
Presentations: American Red Cross [PDF]  ¦  HEWS-IASC [PDF]  ¦  IASC [PDF]
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Increased Disaster Risk Reduction for West Asia and North Africa (WANA)

Organisation(s): ISDR secretariat and other partners (TBC)
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Mostafa Mohaghegh (ISDR Secretariat) and Ms. Tine Ramstad (ISDR Secretariat)
Date: 7 June / 13:00 - 14:30
Presentation: ISDR-Iran Cooperation [PDF]
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Integration of Mental Health and Psychosocial Issues into Disaster Risk Reduction and the Hyogo Framework for Action

Organisation(s): NGO Committee on Mental Health (CONGO)
Side event focal point(s): Ms. Judy Kuriansky (CONGO)
Date: 7 June / 13:00 - 14:30
Report: [PDF]
Presentations: COMH [PDF] ¦ WHO [PDF] ¦ CSEND [PDF] ¦ Example of Belize [PDF]
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Preparedness for Livelihood Recovery

Organisation(s): ILO and other partners (TBC)
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Donato Kiniger-Passigli (ILO)
Date: 7 June / 14:30 - 16:30
Presentations: FAO-ILO [PDF] ¦ CAPRADE [PDF] ¦ NDMA [PDF] ¦ Livelihoods Recovery [PDF]
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Why Risk Reduction for Livestock Helps Reduce Poverty and Hunger

Organisation(s): World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and other partners (TBC)
Side event focal point(s): Mr. Larry Roeder (WSPA)
Date: 7 June / 14:45 - 16:15
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