Experience the Global Platform from wherever you are – how to participate remotely

While over 3000 delegates are planning to attend the Global Platform conference in Geneva from May 21-24, we know that many people can’t attend in person.

Here are some ways to experience and participate in the conference from wherever you are.

Virtual Global Platform

Participate in the online discussions covering HFA2 issues at the Global Platform. The first session will run from 15-17 May. The second session will be held on 21-22 May. Discussion summaries will be passed on to the chair of the informal plenary.

See: https://www.preventionweb.net/globalplatform/2013/virtualgp

Live video webcast

Live video broadcasts of all main plenary events, including the informal plenary sessions, will be available on the Global Platform website starting on Tuesday May 21.

Daily updates and press releases

Conference summaries will be released daily on the Global Platform website. Press releases for major announcements will also be available.

See: https://www.preventionweb.net/globalplatform/2013/news/announcements

Twitter and Facebook

UNISDR will be actively monitoring and engaging the Global Platform through its Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr accounts. For Twitter, the hashtag for the Global Platform is #gpdrr13.

A special Facebook event page can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/events/384346351679744/

Global Platform Blog

Blog with us on our shared Tumblr Global Platform Blog at http://gpdrr13.tumblr.com

This is an opportunity to add to the discussions on reducing disaster risks and building resilience. Why is disaster risk reduction important to you? How can we create a disaster resilient society and planet?

IGNITE stage videos

Over 70 15-minute videos of the IGNITE stage presentations will be posted to the Global Platform site as they become available.

See: https://www.preventionweb.net/globalplatform/2013/programme/ignitestage

Statement videos

Official statements by governments and partner organizations will be posted to the Global Platform website shortly after they are presented. Videos will be available in HD quality for re-transmission by the media and partner organizations.

See: https://www.preventionweb.net/globalplatform/2013/programme/statements

Presentations from side events

Presentations and summaries of side events will be posted to the Global Platform website as they become available.

See: https://www.preventionweb.net/globalplatform/2013/programme/sideevent

Marketplace Presentations

Many Marketplace exhibitors have already uploaded videos and other presentations for remote viewing.

See: https://www.preventionweb.net/globalplatform/2013/programme/marketplace

PreventionWeb updates

Partner announcements and updates will be posted to PreventionWeb throughout the conference.

See: https://www.preventionweb.net/english/

Participation through networks

Almost all major DRR networks will be represented at the conference. We encourage you to join a network to make your voice heard. See: https://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/networks/