The IGNITE stage is a special venue where selected Global Platform participants are allowed 15 minutes to present a disaster risk reduction topic, project or initiative. Its aim is to widen the array of topics that are discussed at the Global Platform beyond those that are presented in the main sessions and events.

Tuesday May 21 from 11:00 to 17:30

Order of Presentation Session
11:00 to 11:15 Assessing community resilience in the face of natural hazards
11:15 to 11:30 Costa Rica: Building community resilience to floods
11:30 to 11:45 Flood monitoring for ungauged rivers
11:45 to 12:00 Tsunami evacuation park in Padang, Indonesia
12:00 to 12:15 Super-high resolution global climate model: flood risk in Vietnam
12:15 to 12:30 Confronting the two-headed dragon in the case of SIDS
12:30 to 12:45 GCOS Switzerland, a model for a national coordination mechanism
12:45 to 13:00 The One Health approach in the post-HFA process
13:00 to 13:15 Climate Support Facility: customized short-term technical assistance available for African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries
13:15 to 13:30 Barcelona’s Resilience Board for Infrastructure and Services Supply (TISU)
13:30 to 13:45 Indonesia Safe Schools
13:45 to 14:00 Ground motion measurements derived from space-borne data for DRR
14:00 to 14:15 Social media and disaster management
14:15 to 14:30 Competitive and disaster resilient business enterprises
14:30 to 14:45 Disaster risk reduction in post-2015 development goals
14:45 to 15:00 Toward resilience - a guide to DRR and Climate Change Adaptation
15:00 to 15:15 Enhancing risk management partnerships in Europe
15:15 to 15:30 Mind Your Risk – Premiering an interactive risk reduction game from Austria
15:30 to 15:45 Harvard Graduate School of Design, Risk and Resilience Program
15:45 to 16:00 DRR Can Be Fun: the role of games in DRR programming
16:00 to 16:15 Including persons with disability in community-based DRR
16:15 to 16:30 A network of DRR trainers for local authorities
16:30 to 16:45 Scientific weather information for effective community preparedness
16:45 to 17:00 Creating a resilient community through public-private partnership and power of sports - Lessons learned from the Japan earthquake
17:00 to 17:15 Crowd sourcing for security
17:15 to 17:30 Lao PDR: national disaster database and national assessment report on DRR

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Wednesday May 22 from 09:00 to 17:30

Order of Presentation Session
09:15 to 09:30 KULTURISK – evaluating the benefits of risk prevention
09:30 to 09:45 Fire/ disaster management: prevention over recovery
09:45 to 10:00 Traditional preventive earthquake risk reduction measures in the Casbah of Algiers
10:00 to 10:15 Vulnerability assessments and decision support systems for climate risk management
10:15 to 10:30 Local citizen platform for responsive states
10:30 to 10:45 Deaf and hard of hearing persons and accessibility – Japan earthquake
10:45 to 11:00 Global exposure maps for global risk assessments
11:00 to 11:15 GIN – a professional joint information platform for natural hazards in Switzerland
11:15 to 11:30 No one left behind: Practical non-verbal DRR for people with hearing impairments
11:30 to 11:45 Bio-rights: incentives for community- and ecosystem-based approaches to DRR
11:45 to 12:00 Child-centered DRR in Andhra Pradesh, India
12:00 to 12:15 Persons with disabilities in the Great East Japan earthquake
12:15 to 12:30 Linking science to policy for disaster risk management
12:30 to 12:45 Open Data for Resilience Initiative
12:45 to 13:00 Songs for resilience
13:00 to 13:15 Global Earthquake Model: Collaboratively building a knowledge base & tools for DRR
13:15 to 13:30 Governance and DRR
13:30 to 13:45 Connectivity solutions for relief workers on the frontline
13:45 to 14:00 Towards an objective, transparent, and evidence-based global humanitarian risk index
14:00 to 14:15 Academic-business-NGO partnerships for science-based DRR
14:15 to 14:30 Myanmar: developing a disaster management training curriculum
14:30 to 14:45 PERIPERI U – Partners Enhancing Resilience to People Exposed to Risks in Africa
14:45 to 15:00 Integration of DRR and CCA through knowledge management
15:00 to 15:15 What makes smallholder farmers resilient?
15:15 to 15:30 Using global datasets to focus disaster risk management
15:30 to 15:45 African hub of new knowledge on disaster risk management
15:45 to 16:00 Network for Safety School Clubs
16:00 to 16:15 DRR can be fun!
16:15 to 16:30 Resilient construction: laminated glass for increased safety and protection
16:30 to 16:45 Road map of Indian cities
16:45 to 17:00 DRR activities in Khorasan Razavi and Mashhad Province, Iran
17:00 to 17:15 Acciones emprendidas al cumplir los 10 años de la inundación en la ciudad de Santa Fe, Argentina

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Thursday May 23 from 09:00 to 14:30

Order of Presentation Session
09:15 to 09:30 DRR Initiatives and MDGs in the Arab region
09:30 to 09:45 IOM in the CCCM Cluster
09:45 to 10:00 How forest soil compression impacts climate change
10:00 to 10:15 Local innovations: the future of DRR
10:15 to 10:30 Civil society’s lessons from the Great East Japan earthquake
10:30 to 10:45 Linking local wisdom to global knowledge – disaster perspectives Bangladesh
10:45 to 11:00 Local preparedness for environmental emergencies
11:00 to 11:15 Children and DRR
11:15 to 11:30 Interdisciplinary research for risk identification and assessment – case study Guatemala
11:30 to 11:45 Partnerships and DRR: A view from the Pacific
11:45 to 12:00 UNEP/ OCHA present the Environmental Emergencies Centre
12:00 to 12:15 Information and knowledge management for disaster risk reduction
12:15 to 12:30 South Asian experience of building the political commitment for gender inclusive DRR and similar intentions in Latin America and Africa 
13:30 to 13:45 East Asia and the Pacific - Building successful country-led DRM programs
13:45 to 14:00 Wellington - a hotspot of resilience innovation
14:00 to 14:15 Knowledge Transfer through the GFDRR City-to-City Sharing Initiative for Disaster Risk Reduction amongst Makati, Quito, and Kathmandu

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