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4 th InternationalDisaster and Risk ConferenceIDRC Davos 2012Integrative Risk Management in aChanging World26–30 August 2012Davos, Switzerland2nd AnnouncementProgramme, Topics & ExhibitionGlobal Risk ForumGRF Davos1


Chairman’s Statement„From Thoughts to Action“by closely linking practice, science,policy and decision making in thesearch for sustainable solutions.“IDRC is a great opportunity to increaseknowledge and to share experiences”Fust, WalterFormer General Director Swiss Agency for Developmentand Cooperation (SDC)Dr Walter Ammann,President GRF DavosFor the fourth time since 2006, the International Disaster andRisk Conference is back in Davos, Switzerland. This biennialgathering of global leading risk and disaster experts builds onthe strength of its previous events, and features a broad scopeof topics, stakeholders and partners.With the large number of government officials, experts andpractitioners, representatives from International Organisations,Non-governmental Organisations, the private sector, scientificand academic institutions, the media, and other high-levelpersonalities from all over the globe, the conference provides avaluable platform for the world’s risk and disaster managementcommunity. A vital mix of session formats, workshops andteaching courses enables a profound exchange of science,policy, and practice.IDRC Davos 2012 will take place from 26 August to 30 August2012 and will again take an integrative, multidisciplinaryapproach, when addressing the different kinds of risks affectingsociety today; risks which might be far beyond any particularstakeholder’s capacity to control. Risks that may adverselyaffect multiple parties across geographic borders, sectors andindustries.A successful conference relies on the valued support provided bypartners and exhibitors. I cordially invite you to participate inthis exciting, productive and insightful meeting.Dr Walter Ammann,President and CEO Global Risk Forum GRF DavosChairman IDRC Davos 20122 3


What is IDRC?IDRC - The Risk InterfaceInternational Disaster and Risk Conferences and workshops(IDRC) are the ideal platform for assessment and disseminationactivities, and in particular for networking activities. IDRC isthe interface for experts, practitioners and institutions fromscience, technology, business, politics, and civil society to createtransparency and encourage synergies to reduce and managerisks worldwide.IDRC attempts to find solutions to today’s challenges in managingrisks, reducing disasters and adapting to climate change. It helpsbuild stronger ties with adequate public-private partnershipmodels among risk management communities and sectors,enabling a move towards a truly integrative way of thinkingabout disasters and risks.Organised by the Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, IDRC Davos,established in 2006, is a biennial global gathering in Davos,Switzerland. IDRC Davos attracts an average of 1000 participantsfrom 100 countries. Between IDRC Davos, regional IDRCs are held:in 2007 the IDRC Harbin, China and in 2009 the IDRC Chengdu,China.IDRC Davos IDRC Davos IDRC DavosIDRC Harbin IDRC Chengdu IDRC Davos2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012IDRC Davos 2012‘Integrative Risk Managementin a Changing World’26-30 August 2012Davos, SwitzerlandIDRC1000 participants from 100countriestransfer of cutting-edge knowledgefull integration of sectors,disciplines, stakeholdersand end users involved inrisk reduction and disastermanagement‘one-stop-shop’ for latest researchexperience & good practiceexchangestrategies, models andsolutions in Integrative RiskManagement4 5


IDRC Davos 2012 Themes and TopicsEstablishing and Developing Integrative Risk ManagementThe complex and multi- faceted nature of risks demands an innovative, holistic andproblem oriented approach to risk reduction and disaster management.Specific Topics, Methodologies, Toolsand FrameworksConference Outline for Abstract SubmissionRisk AreasIDRC Davos 2012 will address the Integrative Risk Management Approach within thecontext of cross cutting themes, risk areas and instruments such as:Mega Catastrophes / Cascading EffectsCountry Risk ManagementEnvironmental / Ecological RisksTechnical RisksUrban Risks / MegacitiesSocietal / Political RisksHealth Impacts & Medical ResponsesCross-Cutting ThemesResilience / VulnerabilityEconomics / FinanceOutcomesCapacity BuildingInternational Agendas (HFA, MDGs, RIO +20)Gender / InequalityTechnical,Financial,Ecological &ManagementToolsGovernanceCommunication& OutreachEducation &ResearchInstrumentsDisaster Preparedness &ResponseNatural & Man-MadeDisastersPreventive ActionHumanitarian ReliefRecovery & ReconstructionHumanitarian LogisticsInternational AidComplex EmergenciesCivil ProtectionStabilisation and PeaceKeepingCountry Risk ManagementCountry Risk Analysis &AssessmentStandardisationCost-Benefit AnalysisRisk Financing OptionsPublic-Private PartnershipGlobal Risk IndicatorBest PracticesRisk GovernanceEnvironmental &Ecological RisksNatural HazardsPrevention, Intervention &Recovery ToolsClimate ChangeEcosystem ServicesDesertification, LandDegradation & DroughtFamine, Food & Biofuel-ProductionGreen EconomyRIO +20 (UNCED)Thinking the UnthinkableEmerging RisksCascading RisksLow Probability-HighConsequence EventsLiabilityUnusual ScenariosOut-of-Control RisksMega CatastrophesScenario PlanningTechnical RisksCritical InfrastructureSurveillanceICT Sector RobustnessCyber SecurityEnergy SupplyNaTechLiabilityUrban Risks / MegacitiesWater & Energy SupplyLand Use / City PlanningEarly WarningEmergency Evacuation &Shelter ManagementMobility / TransportationCritical Infrastructure8 9


Societal / Political RisksPublic SecurityTerrorismSocial Unrest / SocialCohesionDisplacement / ForcedMigrationCommunity EmpowermentLocal ActionGenderMillennium DevelopmentGoalsCulture & DisastersResilience & VulnerabilityFrameworksIndicatorsGenderMarginalisationSocial, Cultural, Ecological,Technical, Institutional &Economic ResilienceFragility / RobustnessExposureInequalityHealth Impacts & MedicalResponseDisaster EpidemiologyPublic Health in DisastersDisaster Medicine andSurgeryClimate Change HealthRisksEnvironmental HealthRisksHumanitarian LogisticsEconomics of DisastersCost-Benefit AnalysisRisk MonitoringRisk AssessmentRisk ModellingScenario BuildingResearch & DevelopmentImplications of theFinancial Crisis to DRRBusiness ContinuityLow Probability-HighConsequence RisksRisk CommunicationReputation LossInvestment FundsPost-Crisis RegulatoryReformsInsurabilityFinancial Tools for RiskManagementInsurance, Microinsurance& ReinsuranceCatastrophe bondsFinancial StandardsInvestment policiesPublic-Private PartnershipDisaster FinanceClimate FinanceCommunication &Outreach in DRRRole of the MediaAwareness RaisingCrisis CommunicationCommunity EmpowermentLiving with RiskSocial NetworksEducation, Research &Capacity BuildingPreventive MeasuresLocal ActionCommunity EmpowermentTraining ProgrammesRole of the State vs.Individual ResponsibilityRisk LiteracyMethodologies & Tools forDRRBest Practice ExchangeBuild Back BetterConference Structure & FormatThe IDRC Davos 2012 programme enables active knowledgesharing, helping to drive good practice and build capacity.Social events and exhibitions also offer the opportunity todiscuss ideas, foster partnerships and strengthen professionaland personal networks.Preliminary overview of theIDRC Davos 2012 Conferenceprogramme structure:AMPMWorkshopsSunday26 August 2012OpeningCeremonyMonday27 August 2012Tuesday28 August 2012Breakfast DiscussionsPlenary SessionPlenary SessionPoster SessionsOpenForumWednesday9 August 2012Parallel SessionParallel SessionConferenceDinnerThursday30 August 2012ClosingCeremony"IDRC Davos is an excellent forum where ideas, concerns,challenges and opportunities can be discussed, sharedand implementable actions developed."Shah, Haresh C.,Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University, Founder andSenior Advisor Risk Management Solutions, Inc., Stanford, USAWorkshopsPre-Post-10 11


Actions toreduce risks andfacilitate disastermanagementPlenary SessionsThe plenary sessions of IDRC Davos2012 will provide participants withpresentations, discussions, solutionsand ideas from international expertsrepresenting the private sector,governmental bodies, UN Institutions,research and practitioners. Respectingthe Integrative Perspective of RiskManagement, each plenary sessionaims at providing an overview fromeach stakeholder and always focussingon all parts of the risk cycle, coveringprevention, intervention and recovery.Parallel Sessions, PosterSessions and WorkshopsInput papers submitted and reviewedby a Scientific and Technical AdvisoryBoard to the IDRC, will be assembledto parallel sessions and postersessions which aim to support theplenary sessions and the overall fociof the conference. The sessions willbe designed to foster debate andinteraction amongst the participantsand focus on the key questions of theIDRC Davos 2012. Other side events, suchas sessions and workshops organisedby external stakeholders, will alsoprovide companies, institutions andorganisations the opportunity todiscuss their foci with the interestedaudience of IDRC Davos 2012.Pre- and Post-Conferences, Meetingsand WorkshopsOrganisations and Companies will havethe chance to organise a conferenceworkshop or meeting before and afterthe IDRC Davos 2012. GRF Davos willprovide the logistical support wherethe input will be provided by theorganisation or company planning toorganise a pre- or post- conference,meeting or workshop.ExhibitionDuring IDRC Davos 2012 companies,organisations and institutions will beable to present their work, institutionand mission at an exhibition area.IDRC Davos 2012 offers 1’450 m2 ofexhibition space in a completelyrenewed conference centre.RISK AWARDMunich Re Foundation, GRF Davosand United Nations Secretariat forthe International Strategy for DisasterReduction (UNISDR) jointly launchedthe RISK AWARD (www.risk-award.org) at the 3 rd Global Platform forDisaster Risk Reduction in 2011. TheRISK AWARD offers €100,000 to a riskreduction project that will contributeto increasing people’s resilience todisasters, especially in developingcommunities which are most at risk.The RISK AWARD prize will be awardedevery two years at the InternationalDisaster and Risk Conferences in Davos,starting with its first award ceremonyat the IDRC Davos 2012.12 13


LIFTEingang ParkLIFTLIFTLIFTKP 05Lager20C Office11WCWC WC3WCLIFTWCWCB OfficeLagerA CongressOfficeRISK ACADEMY -Continuous EducationGRF Davos is offering continuouseducation courses in Risk Managementwithin the frameworks of its RiskAcademy. Once again, GRF Davoswill offer an education and trainingcourse during IDRC Davos 2012 whichwill provide participants with theopportunity to increase their skillsin Risk Management within theframeworks of tailored course(s).Interactive ConferenceProgrammeIDRC Davos 2012 will once againuse innovative and new ways forknowledge exchange and interaction.Video statements and/or presentationsby participants will be collected anduploaded to the World Wide Web.Additionally all plenary sessionswill be live streamed and recordedas well. The gathered information,knowledge and ideas will be bundledand archived online within aninteractive IDRC Davos 2012 conferenceprogramme. This interactive portfoliowill be available after the conferenceto the wider public and provide asound knowledge platform.ExhibitingIDRC Davos 2012 offers about 1’450m 2 ofexhibition space.Within the IDRC Davos Exhibition Area,companies and organisation have theopportunity to present their products,institution and meet potential job seekers.IDRC Davos Congress Centre Exhibition Area:C Sanada 2C Sanada 1In order to maximise the time participantsspend in the exhibition area, refreshmentpoints are integrated. The exhibitionarea is strategically situated, so thatparticipants have to pass by on their wayto plenary and parallel sessions.FoyerA WisshornPassageExhibition AreaA ForumA SeehornA SchwarzhornFoyerKP 17 Abste lka merFoyerB JakobshornB StrelaB RinerhornA SertigA FlüelaPassageA DischmaPlease do not hesitate to contact us forexhibition prizes and more information onhow to exhibit at IDRC Davos 2012.Eingang Talstrasse14 15


Participants ProfileIDRC participants represent a wide variety of practitionersinvolved in Risk and Disaster Management. They includegovernment officials, experts and practitioners, representativesfrom IGOs, NGOs, the private sector, from scientific and academicinstitutions covering natural sciences, social sciences, medical,legal or engineering sciences as well as the media and thepublic.Former IDRCs covered participants from various affiliations andnearly every continent on earth.IDRC DavosParticipants byAffiliationPrivate SectorGovernmentNGOMediaScienceUN- InternationalOrganisationsIDRC DavosParticipants byGeographicalRegionOceaniaNorth AmericaLatin AmericaOtherAfricaEurope“It is so valuable to widen the horizon by totally differentaspects from so many countries. IDRC is a special chance.”Schenk SieglindeHead of Business Risk Management, Alpiq Management AG,Olten, Switzerland16 17AsiaEAANOLO


Davos Congress CentreOrganisation - GRF DavosThe IDRC Conferences are organised by the Global RiskForum GRF DavosThrough its various activities, GRF Davos serves as a centreof knowledge and know-how exchange for the applicationof timely risk management strategies, tools and practicalsolutions.GRF Davos aims at reducing vulnerability and increasingresilience for all types of risks and disasters to protect life,environment, critical infrastructure, property and all meansof business for the worldwide community on a sustainablebasis.Patronage OrganizationsThe International Disaster and Risk ConferenceIDRC Davos 2010 was held under the patronage ofthe following organisations:UNESCO -UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC ANDCULTURAL ORGANIZATIONUN ISDR – UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONALSTRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTIONUNEP - UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENTPROGRAMMEUNDP - UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENTPROGRAMMEUNCCD - UNITED NATIONSCONVENTION TO COMBATDESERTIFICATIONUNFCCC - UNITED NATIONSFRAMEWORK CONVENTION ONCLIMATE CHANGEWFP - UNITED NATIONS WORLDFOOD PROGRAMMEGRF Davos addresses global issues on risk reduction, disaster management andglobal changes through three focal activities that complement each other.I DR C CONFER E NCESBiennial IDRC DavosIDRC Regional Conferencesand WorkshopsGLOB AL R I SK FOR UM GR F DAVOSR I SK ACADEMYKnowledge ManagementContinuous EducationTrainingsResearch and DevelopmentPublic Awareness RaisingE-JournalFor more information on GRF Davos please visit www.grforum.orgP LATFOR MGRF CirclesOpen CirclesClosed Meeting RoomsGet in touchWalter AmmannPresident/CEO Global Risk Forum DavosGlobal Risk Forum GRF DavosPromenade 35CH-7270 DavosSwitzerlandTel. +41 (81) 414 16 00 e-mail: info@grforum.orgFax.+41 (81) 414 16 10 http://www.grforum.org18 19


CONTACT INFORMATIONGlobal Risk Forum GRF DavosPromenade 35CH-7270 DavosSwitzerlandPhone +41 (81) 414 16 00Fax +41 (81) 414 16 10e-mail: info@grforum.orghttp://www.grforum.org20

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