Global Risk Forum (GRF Davos)
Deadline extended to 30 April 2012
The 4th IDRC Davos 2012 will take place in Davos, Switzerland from 26 – 30 August 2012 with several Pre- and Post-Conference activities (conferences, workshops, trainings). For the 4th time risk and disaster management experts, practitioners, scientists, key players from UN and International Organizations, civil society, Non-Governmental Organisations and the private sector meet in Davos to discuss latest scientific findings and sustainable solutions for today’s challenges. This biennial global gathering attracts about 1000 participants from over 100 countries and offers an ideal platform for networking, knowledge exchange and dissemination of practical knowhow.
The IDRC Davos 2012 overall theme “Integrative Risk Management in a changing world – Pathways to a Resilient Society” will further establish and develop the approach to integrative risk and disaster management. Risks and disasters explored at the IDRC include, amongst others, natural hazards, cascading effects, or failures of critical infrastructure and services. Measures to be taken to increase resilience and reduce vulnerability shall be addressed along the whole risk cycle of prevention, preparedness, disaster response and recovery. All can severely impact and influence human beings and collective societies.
GRF Davos issued a call for papers to be presented in Davos. The call for abstracts is still open until 29 February 2012. Submit your proposals for oral or poster presentations, or for whole sessions and workshops on one of the conference topics such as:
• 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
This story was originally published on 15 February 2012