GP Connect

Are you coming to the Global Platform 19-23 May 2013? Want to connect with other DRR professionals with the same areas of work? We can help!

Here's a step-by-step overview:

Step 1: Identify yourself

Enter the email address you used to register for the Global Platform so that we can retrieve your profile from our system. Only those who have a confirmed registration for the Global Platform are eligible to sign up for GP Connect.

If you haven’t registered already, please do so. If you have registered but your application is still in process, please wait for it to be confirmed before signing up for GP Connect.

Step 2: Pick your top 3-5 areas of interest in DRR

Choose up to 5 priority areas or interest from the list of DRR themes. You can update your choices anytime. Add a photo (optional, but it will be good if your connections can put a face to a name), and indicate your interest in attending the Global Platform.


  • Capacity Development
  • Civil Society/NGOs
  • Climate Change
  • Community-based DRR
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Early Warning
  • Economics of DRR
  • Education & School Safety
  • Environment
  • Food Security & Agriculture
  • Gender
  • GIS & Mapping
  • Governance
  • Health & Health Facilities
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Information Management
  • Insurance & Risk Transfer
  • Media
  • Private-public Partnerships
  • Recovery
  • Risk Identification & Assessment
  • Social Impacts & Resilience
  • Space Technology
  • Structural Safety
  • Urban Risk & Planning
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Water

Step 3: View your DRR connections!

After you successfully create your DRR profile, you will see other DRR professionals who are connected to you, by what degree, and their interest in attending the Global Platform.

Click on a connection to see his or her DRR profile, areas of work or interest, and send an email if you want.

Your connections are also coming to the Global Platform, so meet up to discuss your common areas of work or interest.

Privacy: GP Connect does not share your contact details with other participants. However, if you send a message to a connection via GP Connect, the recipient will see your email address.