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  1. 1. 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC DAVOS 2012 "Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World Pathways to a Resilient Society" Programme & Short Abstracts 26-30 August 2012 Davos, Switzerland 26-30 August 2012 Davos, Switzerland www.grforum.org
  2. 2. SPONSORS Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsors Risk management solution O ial carrier GRF Davos Foundation is grateful for t Municipality of Davos nancial commitment and continuous support of: Canton of Grisons
  3. 3. The CHairman’s welcome The Chairman’s welcome “FROM THOUGHTS TO ACTION TOGETHER WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN” I and my staff would like to welcome you to Davos for the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012, and I would sincerely like to thank you for joining this global gathering. IDRC Davos 2012 builds on the success of its preceding conferences in 2006, 2008 and 2010, and again features a broad range of topics. It brings different actors together and strengthens partnerships. With a large number of government officials, experts and practitioners, high-level representatives of IGOs, the UN, NGOs, the private sector, scientific and academic institutions, the media and other eminent people from 100 countries, the conference provides a valuable forum for dialogue and a strategic platform for the world´s risk and disaster management community. This year, the focus of IDRC will be Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World - Pathways to a Resilient Society. With a vital mix of topics and formats, including plenary and parallel sessions, workshops, training courses, exhibitions and networking events, the conference will foster the exchange of information and viewpoints between scientists, practitioners and policy makers. Walter J. Ammann IDRC Davos 2012 Chairman The Hyogo Framework for Action will end in 2015. Three years before this happens, IDRC Davos 2012 aims to take the implementation of the HFA a further step forward and to draw conclusions to improve the design of international risk management standards. In recent years, the scope and complexity of risks and disasters have grown. IDRC Davos 2012 will again promote an integrative perspective and foster a multidisciplinary approach that addresses the many risks that threaten society, risks that may be well beyond any single entity’s capacity to control, and that may adversely affect a great variety of stakeholders across different geographic, administrative and commercial boundaries. The main elements of success are multi-disciplinary and trans-sectorial initiatives, as well as public-private partnerships in risk reduction and disaster management. The year 2011 was profoundly marked by tragic events, such as the devastating floods in Thailand, a long-lasting drought in East Africa and a terrible earthquake with cascading impacts in Japan. Moreover, the year 2012 started with a number of tragic earthquakes, which reminds us again and again of how vulnerable our communities are, how limited we are in our ability to provide help, and how difficult it is to overcome such disasters. In June 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20 was held in Brazil. It reconfirmed the world’s commitment to eradicate poverty, to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the MDGs and to take risk reduction and disaster management into account. IDRC Davos 2012 will endeavour to add momentum to this movement by formulating a series of direct, pertinent and practical solutions that address urgent and pressing issues in various key areas of risk reduction and disaster management. The outcomes of the conference will be documented in a report (see page 70). Contributions by all participants are highly welcome and should give answers to these three main questions: • What are the dominant and developing trends in risks and disasters in the modern world? • What sort of international instruments should be developed after the Hyogo Framework for Action? • What are the principal issues for the future in disaster risk reduction and resilience, and how should they be tackled? We anticipate a successful and worthwhile conference. Our thanks go to the IDRC Davos 2012 sponsors, to the authors of all the papers and posters to be presented, to the highlevel speakers and panellists, to the special session and workshop organizers; and lastly to the patrons, the scientific and technical committee, the reviewers, and the collaborating institutions for their leadership, guidance, support and hard work. Davos, August 2012 Dr. Walter J. Ammann Chairman IDRC Davos 2012 1
  4. 4. Conference Patrons Patronage Institutions Foreword by Ms Margareta Wahlström Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Patronage Institutions The convergence of environmental, technical and socioeconomic risks is a formidable challenge to sustainable development. It is a generational issue that requires collective efforts, thinking and planning to increase people’s resilience. Moreover, it requires addressing the root causes of risk and strengthening the way that risk is managed. This 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC Davos 2012) - Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World - Pathways to a Resilient Society, offers a prime opportunity to comprehensively and collectively debate and exchange knowledge as well as experience about the risks confronting the world; risks that exist because of inappropriate environmental and natural resource management, poor governance, inequitable socio-economic development, and poor urban and land use planning. United Nations Environment Programme The interconnected nature of risks calls for a multifaceted approach that combines the best expertise, acumen, wisdom and instincts to manage those risks and build and strengthen the resilience of communities. This is a key premise of the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015). IDRC Davos 2012 is a multidisciplinary forum where ideas and collaborations can be forged for a resilient future. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Foreword by Ms Irina Bokova Director-General of UNESCO Disaster resilience is a human development priority. We must recognize today the tight link between safety and disaster risk reduction and build on this as a central component of our work for overall sustainable development. This calls for deeper cooperation in assessing risks and mitigating their consequences. The Outcome Document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development -Rio+20 – highlights the need for a sharper focus on disaster risk reduction and building resilience to disasters. It recognizes also the importance of comprehensive hazard and risk assessments. International Labour Organisation The goal of the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference -- IDRC Davos 2012 -- is to promote comprehensive and integrative approaches to disaster risk management. This resonates closely with UNESCO’s work to take forward disaster mitigation and preparedness. It also echoes UNESCO’s efforts to raise awareness and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among all relevant actors. For all these reasons, UNESCO is pleased to be associated with IDRC Davos 2012. I see this as a further step in the cooperation launched in June 2011 between UNESCO and the Global Risk Forum (GRF) Davos. I wish every success to the Conference and look forward to its conclusions. 2 3
  5. 5. IDRC Davos 2012 Conference organisation Contents Conference chair Contents Walter J. Ammann, President and CEO, Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Switzerland Conference Patrons Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva Irina Bakova, Director General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris GRF DAvos Organizing committee Walter J. Ammann, Chairman David Alexander, Chief Senior Scientist Fabian Ammann, IT Judith Ammann, Additional Support Sieglinde Moos, Customer Relations Jill Portmann, Administration and Communication Andreas Rechkemmer, Chief Senior Science and Policy Adviser Marco Bruderer, Additional Support Andrea Maria Roth, Project Assistant Madeleine Colbert, Project Officer Lyn Shepard, Conference Journalist Marco Ferrari, Senior Consultant Marc Stal, Project Officer Nikola Gütermann, Project Assistant Manuela Stiffler, Project Assistant Stéphanie Jaquet, Project Assistant Photographer Nikolaos Kapelis, Switzerland Programme Layout Stéphanie Jaquet, Global Risk Forum GRF Davos Videography by SO emotion, Chur, Switzerland Stephan Mark Reto Janesch Stefan Jäger Stefanie Roth Nico Troianiello 1 The Chairman’s welcome 2 Foreword by Ms Margareta Wahlström 2 Foreword by Ms Irina Bokova 3 Patronage Institutions 4 Conference chair 4 Conference Patrons 4 GRF DAvos Organizing committee 4 Photographer 4 Programme Layout 4 Videography 5 Contents 6 IDRC davos 2012 scientific and technical advisory committee 9 Co-hosting institutions 9 Collaborating institutions 12 Plenary speakers 14 List of Exhibitors 17 GRF Davos Business Continuity IDRC Post-Conference 18 Street event 19 Agenda at a glance 25 Red Chair 26 Congress maps 30 Detailed programme 58 Poster presentations 64 Special events 66 Job Fair 66 Conference proceedings 67 Tourism information and Leisure activities 69 Media Partners 70 How YOU can contribute to the IDRC Davos 2012 Outcomes Report 72 General information and emergency 73 Proceedings of the International Disaster and Risk Conference ip unt on a tr 25 % disco press. rnina Ex on the Be From glaciers to palms 4 Chur / Davos / St. Moritz — Tirano — Lugano. The line followed by the Bernina Express is a masterpiece of engineering skills. It runs from the icy heights of the Alps, at over 2200 metres above sea level, down into warmer, sunnier lands at an altitude of just 400 metres. This truly impressive railway, with its world-famous viaducts and spectacular curves, blends harmoniously into its grandiose mountain setting – which is why it has been awarded its UNESCO World Heritage accolade! Information / Reservations / Sales: At any manned RhB railway station or by contacting Railservice, Tel +41 (0)81 288 65 65, railservice@rhb.ch, www.rhb.ch/ticketshop www.berninaexpress.ch 5
  6. 6. idrc davos 2012 scientific and technical advisory Committee IDRC davos 2012 scientific and technical advisory committee idrc davos 2012 scientific and technical advisory committee Carlo Jäger, Professor for Economy, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK, Potsdam, Germany Allia Khedidja, Professor and Director, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari USTHB, Algiers, Algeria Wolfgang Kröger, Executive Director, ETH Risk Center, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Edris Alam, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh Seda Kundak, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey Tahmeed M. Al-Hussaini, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh Alejandro Linayo Rivero, President, Disaster Risk Management Research Centre, Merida, Venezuela Ali Asgary, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, MADEM, Disaster and Emergency Management Program, York University, Toronto, Canada Uwe Lübken, Project Director “Disaster Migration in Historical Perspective,” Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), Munich, Germany Thomas R. Loster, Chairman, Munich Re Foundation, Munich, Germany Christoph Aubrecht, Research Associate, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Foresight & Policy Development Departement, Vienna, Austria Nikolay A. Makhutov, Member Correspondent, Russian Academy of Sciences and Chief Scientific Researcher, Institute of Machine Science, Russian Academy of Sciences; Head of the Russian Academy of Sciences Working Group “Risk and Safety”, Russia Samira Barghouti, Dean of Research & Cooperation, University for Arabs, Jerusalem-Palestine James Martin, Professor of Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech (VT), USA Bockline Omedo Bebe, Associate Professor of Livestock Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University, Kenya Djillali Benouar, University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Bab Ezzouar, Algeria Adolfo Mascarenhas, Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Commission of Science and Technology, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Janos J. Bogardi, Executive Officer, Global Water System Project, Bonn, Germany Christof Mauch, Director, Rachel Carlson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany Jean-Claude Bolay, Director, Cooperation and Development Center and Vice-Presidency for Academic Affairs, UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Virginia Murray, Consultant, Medical Toxicologist, Chemical Hazards and Poisons Division, London, UK Stefan Brem, Head of Risk Analysis and Research Coordination,Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport Federal Office for Civil Protection Policy Division, Bern, Switzerland Eugen Brühwiler, Professor and Director, Institute of Structural Engineering, IIC School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland Rhoda Birech, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soil Sciences, Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya Juan Murria, Consulting Engineer, Director, Centro de Investigacion de Riesgos (Risk Research Center) Universidad de Falcon, Punto Fijo, Venezuela Norio Okada, Professor and former Director, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University; President of IDRiM Society, Kyoto, Japan George Pararas-Carayannis, President, Tsunami Society International, Honolulu, USA Christopher G. Burton, Scientist, Social Vulnerability and Disaster Resilience, GEM Foundation, Pavia, Italy Stefan Pickl, Chair for Operations Research Management, Safety & Security Alliance, COMTESSA Computer Science Faculty, Core Competence Center C3 for Operations Research, Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany Ian Burton, Emeritus Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Saifur Rahman, Director, Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, Arlington, USA Peter Burgherr, Group Leader Technology Assessment, Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis, Paul Scherrer Institut , Villigen, Switzerland Barbara J. Cliff, President and CEO, Windber Medical Center, Windber, USA Andrew E. Collins, Director of the Disaster and Development Centre, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom Francesco Della Corte, Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Azienda Ospidaliero Universitaria Maggiore della Carità, Novara, Italy Rob de Wijk, Director, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands Ranjith Dissanayake, Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Craig Duncan, Senior Information Management Officer, Information Management Unit, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction UNISDR, Geneva, Switzerland Richard J. Eiser, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom Mustafa Ö. Erdik, Professor, Department of Earthquake Engineering, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey Michael H. Faber, Professor of Risk and Safety and Head of the Department,Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark Ortwin Renn, Department of Social Sciences, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany Christoph Ritz, Head, ProClim Forum for Climate and Global Change, Bern, Switzerland Badaoui M Rouhban, Director, Section for Disaster Reduction, UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, France Jane E. Rovins, Executive Director, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), Beijing, China Haresh C. Shah, Obayashi Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University, Founder; Senior Advisor, Risk Management Solutions, Inc., Stanford, USA Peijun Shi, Vice-President, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China Shital Hardik Shukla, Assistant Professor, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahemedabad, India Alois J. Sieber, Head,Security Technology Assessment Unit, European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute, Ispra, Italy Cletus I. Springer, Director, Organization of American States, Department of Sustainable Development, Washington, USA Gerhard Franz Ulrich Stoessel, Focal Point for Disaster Risk Reduction, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Bern, Switzerland Jishnu Subedi, Coordinator, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal Helen T. Sullivan, STARI Research Fellow and Department of Psychology Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA Marie-Valentine Florin, Managing Director, IRGC – International Risk Governance Council, Geneva, Switzerland Annegret H. Thieken, German Committee for Disaster Reduction DKKV, Potsdam, Germany Eladio Fernández-Galiano, Executive Secretary, European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA), Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France Tan Ngoh Tiong, Dean, School of Human Development and Social Services, SIM University, Singapore Nina I. Frolova, Senior Scientific Researcher, Seismological Center of Institute of Environmental Geosciences, Russian Academy of Sciences; Regional Director for Europa; Directors’ Board Member, TIEMS - The International Emergency Management Society, Russia Trias Aditya, Assistant Professor, Department of Geodetic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Thomas Usländer, Head of Department, Fraunhofer-Institute for Information and Data Processing (IITB), Department of Information Management, Karlsruhe, Germany Dirk Glaesser,Coordinator, Risk and Crisis Management,World Tourism Organization (UNWTO),Madrid, Spain Bartel van de Walle, President, ISCRAM Association and Associate Professor, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands Patrick Gwimbi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Health, National University of Lesotho, Lesotho Eric Veulliet, CEO, alpS - Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Technologies, Innsbruck, Austria Johann Georg Goldammer, The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), Freiburg, Germany Christian Wilhelm, Head Natural Hazards, Forestry Department Grisons, Chur, Switzerland Peter Greminger, Senior Consultant, Ressources and Risk management, Federal Office for Environment, Bern, Switzerland Detlof von Winterfeldt, Director, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria Markku T. Häkkinen, Senior Researcher, Department of Mathematical Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Qian Ye, Professor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China Ryusuke Hashimura, Associate Professor, Department of EcoDesign, Sojo University, Kumamoto, Japan Sidika Tekeli Yesil, Consultant, Department of Health Services at Emergencies and Disasters, Ministry of Health of Turkey, Turkey Makarand (Mark) Hastak, Professor and Head, Division of Construction Engineering and Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA John N. Zeppos, Deputy Director, Group BCM & ERM, COSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications S.A., Maroussi, Greece Yongnian He, Research Professor, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, People’s Republic of China Sam Hettiarachchi, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa; Chair, Risk Assessment Working Group of UNESCO/IOC/ ICG/IOTWS, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Yasamin O. Izadkhah, Assistant Professor, Risk Management Research Center, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Tehran, Iran 6 7
  7. 7. co-hosting institutions and Collaborating institutions GLOBAL RISK FORUM GRF DAVOS Co-hosting institutions GSDP Global Systems Dynamics & Policy, Berlin, Germany IRG-P Integrated Risk Governance Project, Beijing, China RCC Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany From Thoughts to Action Collaborating institutions by closely linking practice, science, policy and decision making in the search for sustainable solutions. International organisations and initiatives alpS GmbH, Innsbruck, Austria FOCP Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection, Bern, Switzerland China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, China CIPRA Commission internationale pour la protection des Alpes, Schaan, Liechtenstein CITYNET The Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements, Yokohama, Japan Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France DKKV German Committee for Disaster Prevention, Bonn, Germany Earth3000, Bierberstein, Germany EMI Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative, Quezon City, Philippines GLOBAL RISK FORUM GRF DAVOS EurOcean European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology, Lisboa, Portugal EARSC European Association of Remote Sensing Companies, Brussels, Belgium ESC European Seismological Commission IDRC CONFERENCES RISK ACADEMY PLATFORM Biennial IDRC Davos IDRC regional conferences and workshops Knowledge management Continuous education trainings Research and development Public awareness raising E-Journals: IJDRR and Planet@Risk GRF circles Open circles Closed meeting rooms GEM Global Earthquake Model, Pavia, Italy GEMNET Global Emergency Medical Net, Geneva, Switzerland GFMC The Global Fire Monitoring Center, Freiburg, Germany Greencross, Geneva, Switzerland Health Protection Agency, London, England ICCIP International Climate Change Information Programme, Hamburg, Germany ICIMOD International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal ICG International Centre for Geohazards, Oslo, Norway ICPEM Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, Birmingham, UK ICSU International Council for Science, Paris, France International Network of Crisis Mappers GRF Davos aims to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience for all types of risks and disasters to protect life, environment, critical infrastructure, property and all means of business for the worldwide community on a sustainable basis. IRDR Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International, Beijing, China IRGC International Risk Governance Council, Lausanne, Switzerland ISCRAM International Community on information Systems for Crisis Response And Management IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland KWI Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen, Germany MCII Munich Climate-Insurance Initiative, Munich, Germany Swiss Society for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Zurich, Switzerland The International Emergency Management Society, Brussels, Belgium TIS innovation park ,Bolzano, Italy Tsunami Society International, Honolulu, USA Windber Medical Center, Windber, USA World Vision Switzerland, Dübendorf, Switzerland Multi measures approach along the risk cycle in integrative risk management Universities and research institutions Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies Minna, Nigeria CIR-UDEFA Centro de Investigación de Riesgos - Universidad de Falcón, Venezuela GRF booth at IDRC Davos 2012 Wing A - Foyer 8 Disaster and Emergency Management Program, York University, York, Canada DU University of Denver Gradutate school of social work, Denver, USA DMISA Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa, Germiston, South Africa www.grforum.org DTU Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark 9
  8. 8. Climate Protection for All Your sponsorship of «Climate Protection for All» enables Caritas Switzerland to help vulnerable groups such as small farmers to adapt their agricultural production system to the changing climatic conditions and enhance their capacities to prevent and cope with disasters. With only one Swiss franc per day, you make a concrete and important contribution to helping the poorest of the poor to be better prepared for disasters and climate change. www.caritas.ch/sponsorship 10 24/08 - 25/08/2012 Pre- Conference 3rd VT Intern. Conference on Community Resilience (by invitation only) Parallel Session Chaired and supported by ESRI PLENARY 4 Understanding disasters Geospatial technologies in risk reduction and disaster management Poster Session Supported by RCC PLENARY 7 Open forum on risk and society Work shops Open Stage PLENARY 6 Urban risks and resilience Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions Work shops Open Stage CONFERENCE DINNER Closing Ceremony PLENARY 11 The future of integrative risk management Exhibition Poster Session Syngenta Foundation Chaired and supported by PLENARY 9 Risk in agriculture Keynote Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions Lunch Meetings Parallel Sessions Davos Dialogues Parallel Sessions Open Disasters, environment, and migration Stage Lunch Lunch Davos Meetings Dialogues Meetings Parallel Sessions Davos Dialogues Open Stage Chaired and supported by Swiss Re Parallel Sessions Davos Dialogues Lunch Meetings Chaired and supported by SDC PLENARY 10 Linking One Health and the Hyogo Framework for Action PLENARY 8.1 Global Risks - Country risk an Integrated management & financial Governance Approach PLENARY 8.2 preparedness for disasters PLENARY 5 SDC Street Event – Exhibition about Swiss Engagement in Development and Cooperation Book Corner / Publications Press Conferences Opening Reception Research education training & application in DRR PLENARY 1 Risk Award Keynote Opening Ceremony Parallel Sessions Become a sponsor of the movement PLENARY 3 Urban search & rescue WSL Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland (by invitation only) Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, Arlington, USA Post Conference: GRF Davos Business Continuity Management Conference United Nations University - Institute for Sustainability and Peace Tokyo, Japan Parallel Sessions United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) Bonn, Germany Parallel Sessions University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Parallel Sessions UMASS Center for rebuilding sustainable communities after disasters, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA Friday 31/08/2012 The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands Thursday 30/08/2012 TERI The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India PLENARY 2 Mega disasters with cascading effects Wednesday 29/08/2012 SCNAT Swiss Academy of Sciences, Berne, Switzerland 22 - 26/08/2012 25/08 - 26/08/2012 SDC Urban Search and Rescue USAR D-A-CH Summit GRF Davos Risk Academy (by invitation only) course on Integrative Risk Management 23 - 25/08/2012 SDC Training Course Risk Sharing and Insurances Tuesday 28/08/2012 Saturday 01/09/2012 NGI Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway Monday 27/08/2012 Munich Center on Governance, Communication, Public Policy and Law Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany Sunday 26/08/2012 Istanbul Technical University Istanbul, Turkey Saturday 25/08/2012 EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Friday 24/08/2012 Collaborating institutions Conference overview PSI Paul Scherrer institut, Villigen, Switzerland 11
  9. 9. plenary speakers Plenary speakers Short CV’s of the plenary speakers are available on the website: http://www.idrc.info plenary speakers Franz Mauelshagen, Deputy Director, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut KWI, Essen, Germany                                   Rudi Mueller, Chief Emergency Services Branch, UN OCHA, Geneva, Switzerland                   Virginia Murray, Head, Extreme Events and Health Protection, UK Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom              H.E. Ms Maria Mutagamba, Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Governement of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda                    Urs Amiet, Senior USAR Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Berne, Switzerland         David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Food Security and Nutrition, and the UN System  Influenza Coordinator, Geneva, Switzerland      Walter J. Ammann, President, GRF Davos, Davos, Switzerland          Paul Ouédraogo, Senior Regional Advisor for Africa, RAMSAR Convention, Gland, Switzerland                  Marwan Bader Ahmad Alsmeiat, Colonel, MBA BA, Jordanian Civil Defense, Initial Project Manager of the JOR IEC-Team, Amman, Jordan            Martyn Parker, Chairman Global Partnerships, Swiss Re, Zurich, Switzerland     Alice Balbo, Global Adaptation Coordinator and “Resilient Cities”- Project Manager, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Bonn, Germany      Greg  Bankoff, Professor University of Hull, Cottingham, United Kingdom (tbc)                   Jeff  Baranyi, Public Safety Technology Lead, ESRI, Broomfield, USA                    Tso-Chien Pan, Professor, Founding Executive Director, Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management, Nanyang Technological  University, Singapore                   Louis Pauly, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance and Professor of Political Science, University of  Toronto, Toronto, Canada      André  Bationo, Senior Resource Mobilization Officer at AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya          Wendi Pedersen, GIS analyst and a rapid mapping expert, UNOSAT, United Nations Institute for Training and Research  (UNITAR), Geneva, Switzerland         Esther  Baur, Director of Communications and Head of Issue Management & Messages, Swiss Re, Zurich, Switzerland             H.E. Ms Ama I. Pepple, CFR, Federal Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Abuja, Nigeria                Heather  Bell, Science Advisor, Pacific Disaster Center, Kihei, Hawaii, USA                   Stefan Wolfgang Pickl, Prof. , Chair for Operations Research COMTESSA, Department of Computer Science, Universität der  Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany           Manuel  Bessler, Ambassador, Head of the Humanitarian Aid Department, Swiss Agency for Development and  Cooperation SDC, Berne, Switzerland           Jörn  Birkmann, PD, Head of Section, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn,  Germany H.E. Mr. Najib  Boulif, Ministre délégué auprès du Premier Ministre, Chargé des affaires générales et de la gouvernance,  Government of Morocco, Rabat, Morocco        Roger S. Pulwarty, Dr., Director, National Integrated Drought Information System, National Oceanic & Atmospheric  Administration, USA               H.E. Mr. Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Minister for Home Affairs, Kerala, India                     Sulton Rahimov, First Deputy Minister of Melioration and Water Resources, Dushanbe, Tajikistan                 Joaquin Ramirez, Principal Consultant, DTS Wildfire, Orlando, USA                     Albrecht  Broemme, President, Technisches Hilfswerk THW, Bonn, Germany                     Andreas Rechkemmer, Prof., Chief Science and Policy Advisor, Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Davos, Switzerland            Mike  Bushell, Principal Scientific Advisor, Syngenta, Basel, Switzerland                     Ortwin Renn, Professor and Chair, Environmental Sociology and Technology Assessment, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart,  Germany              Wendy  Cue, Chief, Environmental Emergencies Section, Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit, Office for the Coordination of  Humanitarian Affairs, Geneva, Switzerland         Joao Ribeiro, General Director INGC Mozambique                     Ambassador Martin Dahinden, Director General, Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency SDC, Berne, Switzerland                 Victoria A. Rockwell, President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, New York, U.S.A. (tbc)                Eric Des Marais, Adjunct Faculty Graduate School of Social Work University of Denver, Denver, USA              Badaoui Rouhban, Director, Section for Disaster Reduction, UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural  Organization, Paris, France            Craig Duncan, Senior Programme Officer, UN-ISDR, Geneva, Switzerland                     Stefan Engler, Senator of the Canton of Grisons at the Swiss Federal State Council, Surava, Switzerland             Marco  Ferrari, Dr., Member of the Board of Directors of GRF Davos, Former Chair of the Drafting Committee for the Hyogo  Framework for Action, Thun, Switzerland    Haresh C. Shah, Obayashi Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University, Founder and Senior Advisor Risk  Management Solutions, RMS Inc., Stanford, USA          Hamzeh Shakib, Professor, Tarbait Modares University, Tehran, I.R. Iran                    Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, Basel, Switzerland                  Peijun Shi, Professor Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China                     Walter Fust, former Ambassador Swiss Government, Hessigkofen, Switzerland                     Anthony Oliver Smith, Professor University of Florida, Gainesville, USA            Andreas Götz, President, Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazard Reduction PLANAT, Vice-Director Federal Office for  Environment, FOEN, Berne, Switzerland          Charles  Steger, President, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA                      Edgar Grande, Prof., Chair for Comparative Policy Analysis, University of Munich, and Board Member Munich Center on  Governance, Munich, Germany  Bron Taylor, Professor University of Forida, Gainesville, USA                     David Harper, Special Adviser to the Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment, World Health  Organization Headquarters WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.         Jack Harrald, Professor and Director a.i. Center for Community Security and Resilience, Virginia Tech, Arlington, USA                          Linda Hornisberger, MD Vet., Senior Search Expert, Swiss Disaster Dog Association (REDOG), Switzerland                Carlo Jäger, Professor for Economy, PIK Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany                    Russ Johnson, Director of Public Safety, ESRI, Redlands, USA                    Kirk Junker, Prof., Chair International Master of Environmental Science, and Chair in US American Law, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany         Daniel Kull, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Geneva Representative of the World Bank/Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), Geneva, Switzerland Ryan Lanclos, Disaster Management Industry Manager, ESRI, Redlands, USA                    Thomas Loster, Chairman Munich Re Foundation, Munich, Germany                     Christoph Stueckelberger, Professor, Dr., Executive Director and Founder Globethics.net, Geneva, Switzerland                 Muralee Thummarukudy, Senior Programme Officer, Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, United Nations  Environment Programme, Geneva, Switzerland             Simon Tschurr, Rapid Response, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Berne, Switzerland               Simon Valär, President Municipal Council, City of Davos, Davos, Switzerland                   Sander van der Leeuw, Dean & Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA              Carmen Vogt, Policy Advisor for Urban Development, German Development Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany               Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR,  Geneva, Switzerland             Cathy Watson, Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Coordinator, Addis Abbeba, Ethopia             James Herbert Williams, Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver,  Denver, USA           Simon Young, Manager CCRIF Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, Bridgetown, Barbados                  Uwe Lübken, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany                  Dario Luna, Ministry of Finance, Government of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico                  John D. Macomber, Prof., Senior Lecturer in Finance and Real Estate and Gloria A. Dauten Real Estate Fellow, Harvard  Business School, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA     Michael J. Manfredo, Professor and Department Head, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State  University, Fort Collins CO, USA           Diana Mangalagiu, Associate Professor at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford  United Kingdom, and Professor of Strategy at Reims Management School, Reims, France               12 13
  10. 10. List of exhibitors List of exhibitors List of Exhibitors Digital Globe DigitalGlobe owns and operates the most agile and sophisticated constellation of high-resolution commercial earth imaging satellites. QuickBird, WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 together are capable of collecting over 900 million km² of quality imagery per year with intraday revisit around the globe. Come to our booth, you will learn how our satellite constellation is used to monitor natural and manmade major disasters as well as monitoring of civil unrest, refugee displacement and military operation on a global scale. www.digitalglobe.com Elsevier Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively. A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. http://www.elsevier.com ESRI- The GIS Software ESRI is an exciting company doing important work. Their technology enables organizations to create responsible and sustainable solutions to problems at local and global scales. ESRI, believes that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future. Governments, industry leaders, academics, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) trust ESRI to connect them with the analytic knowledge they need to make these critical decisions that shape the planet. www.esri.com Food and Agricultural Organization FAO www.fao.org Global Risk Forum GRF Davos www.grforum.org UNDP’s Global Risk Information Programme (GRIP) Hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), GRIP is a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to promote sustainable development by reducing the impacts of natural disasters in high risk countries. With the mission of providing “better risk information for sound decision making”, GRIP facilitates the generation of evidence-based risk information, and its application to policy and decision making. Officially launched as a United Nations’ International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) Thematic Platform for Risk Identification in 2007 at the 1st session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, GRIP is supporting worldwide activities to identify and monitor disaster risks. http://www.gripweb.org ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an association of over 1220 local government members who are committed to sustainable development. Our members come from 70 different countries and represent more than 569,885,000 people. ICLEI is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations who have made a commitment to sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. Our basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives. www.iclei.org European Commission Joint Research Centre International Conference on Integrated Natural Disaster Management INDM JRC As the Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre’s mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. The JRC helps to strengthen the EU’s resilience to crises and disasters through its research in crisis management technologies, structural assessment of buildings, protection of critical infrastructures, disaster risk analysis, situational awareness and early warning. http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/ Fire Watch International AG Fire Watch international AG was founded in December 2007 Switzerland. FWI AG was incorporated to market a new technology, developed in close cooperation with the Fire Management Center SDIS13 at Marseille since 2004. The business target is focused on long range sensor system to survey and detect different sources of environmental hazards. The major commercial product is based on the optical automated smoke detection system “Forest Ranger” which can be implemented into sophisticated computerized fire management systems and procedures. http://www.fire-watch.ch 14 The 5th International Conference on Integrated Natural Disaster Management (INDM 2012) will be held in Tehran on December 16 -17 2012 in collaboration with national and international organizations. The Conference aims to bring together experts from various fields related to risk management to collate information on different aspects of risk prevention and reduction and risk management. Our past achievements in four previous INDM conferences were made possible by strong dedication and sincere contribution of experts, researchers and consultants worldwide. INDM Organizing Committee looks forward to continue these collaborations and hope that the upcoming INDM conference provides a forum for a new direction in hazard and risk management and DRR in the world. www.indm2012.org International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC As the world’s largest humanitarian relief and development network, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has significant knowledge and experience in implementing community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) programmes. Building safe and resilient communities is at the heart of these CBDRR programmes. The humanitarian relief and recovery operation following the Tsunami in 2004 provided IFRC with a unique opportunity to analyse the two key challenges in implementation of its programmes; a) to gauge how we articulate resilience in a meaningful way to the target communities of CBDRR programmes and the CBDRR practitioners and b) to identify the critical factors conducive to the achievement of the needed impact and sustainability in implementing CBDRR programmes in support of resilience building. In 2010-2011 IFRC commissioned studies on community resilience and critical factors conducive to resilience building. These studies resulted in the production of reports on a) characteristics of a safe and resilient community; b) key determinants of a successful community-based disaster risk reduction programme; and c) lessons learned. On display in the IFRC exhibition will be the reports of these resilience studies as well as various publications and CD’s on disaster risk reduction activities in support of community safety and resilience. Among publications are case studies of cost benefit analysis, guidelines on vulnerability and capacity analysis, early warning, public education, climate change adaptation and mitigation, community-based programmes for disaster preparedness, livelihoods, food and nutrition security, etc. www.ifrc.org Istanbul Seismic Risk Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness Project (ISMEP) Istanbul Seismic Risk Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness Project (ISMEP) was established under the roof of Istanbul Governorship and project conducted by Istanbul Project Coordination Unit (IPCU). ISMEP consists of three components, which are; • Increasing the Emergency Preparedness • Reduction of Seismic Risk for Priority Public Buildings • Application of Building Codes Within the scope of the exhibition it is aimed to present of ISMEP via journals, CD’s and relevant activities. http://www.ipkb.gov.tr Kockum sonics Kockum Sonics has its roots in the early days of industrialisation. Over the years we have delivered innovative design solutions for marine and industrial applications worldwide. Kockum Sonics, Alarm Concept, TYFON ®, is an electro dynamic sound emitter system for Civil Defense, Industrial Alarm, Tsunami Alarm, Port Facilities, Gas Terminals, Chemical Plants, Water and Flood Alarms and more. Kockum Sonics sound emitter system gives you a maintenance free modern technology suitable for all environments Our strength is your benefit! http://www.kockumsonics.com Northumbria University http://www.northumbria.ac.uk NRS international development. For more than 30 years, we have been developing technical innovations and promoting social action education. In development cooperation we work on projects for energy efficiency and renewable energy. We focus on food processing with renewable energy, transforming organic waste into energy and adapted climatisation for buildings with the goal of North-South cooperation by means of know-how transfer, capacity building and innovation. www.oekozentrum.ch Partnership for Environment and Disaster Reduction PEDDR The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) is a global alliance of UN agencies, NGOs and specialist institutes. PEDRR seeks to promote and scaleup implementation of ecosystem management approaches for disaster risk reduction and ensure it is mainstreamed in development planning at global, national and local levels, in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action. This exhibition booth offers key publications on ecosystem-based DRR, posters, videos and other information materials from PEDRR partners. http://pedrr.net Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society (RCC) The goal of the Rachel Carson Center is to further research and discussion in the field of international environmental studies and to strengthen the role of the humanities in the current political and scientific debates about the environment. One of its six research clusters focuses on natural disasters and cultures of risk. The exhibition gives an overview of the research conducted by Carson Fellows within this field. Therefore, a variety of books and information material will be presented. www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de/index.html REDOG REDOG is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization. This association provides the Swiss confederation and cantons with certificated teams of specialists in the field of rubble retrieval and site-search for in-and outland deployments 365 days a year. As a member of the rescue chain, REDOG has been acknowledged by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and disposes of deployment experience in humanitarian disaster operations. REDOG is moreover member of the Swiss Red Cross as well as a partner organization of the air-rescue organization REGA and the Alpine Rescue Switzerland (RSC). REDOG is further a section of the Swiss Cynologic Association. The dog’s nose – the best tracking tool: When an earthquake destroys cities or when an explosion leads to the collapse of a house, the chance of survival for buried people may depend on the deployment of disaster dogs. Up to the present day, the dog’s nose represents the most reliable tracking tool to localize human scent under meters thick rubble. Besides training teams of disaster dogs, REDOG further trains so called all-terrain search dogs, whose noses also is of precious use when latter haphazardly locate missing persons on hard to access or unclear terrain. no description at the time of printing http://www.nrs-international.com Rhaetian Railways (RhB) Bernina Express Ökozentrum (Centre of Appropriate Technology From glaciers to palms Experience one of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps: and Social Ecology) Ökozentrum (Centre of Appropriate Technology and Social Ecology) is a pioneering competence centre for sustainable The Albula and Bernina lines of the Rhaetian Railway. This winding mountain railway connects northern and southern Europe without the use of a toothed-wheel mechanism. A 15
  11. 11. List of exhibitors GRF Davos Business Continuity IDRC Post-Conference particular high-point of the ride is the panoramic view from the Bernina Express, as it passes mighty glaciers on its descent to a land of swaying palms Since summer 2008, the section between Thusis and Tirano has been classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. A milestone in our history. www.rhb.ch/berninaexpress Royal Roads University Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Royal Roads University is a unique public university that delivers quality applied and professional programs designed to advance students and professionals in a world increasingly driven by knowledge and innovation. We offer a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business and Management, Communication, Conflict and Emergency Management, Education Studies, Environment and Sustainability, Leadership, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Executive Education. www.royalroads.ca Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection FOCP The Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection FOCP analyses hazards and threats and develops measures to protect the population, its vital resources and cultural property as best as possible from the effects of disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks; aims to provide comprehensive protection of the population from nuclear, biological and chemical hazards; ensures that in the event of a disaster the relevant authorities and operational bodies are alerted immediately and provided with all necessary information; supports the cantons in relation to civil protection training and also runs its own training courses; supports the cantons with the development and maintenance of the infrastructure needed to protect, alert and guide the population. The United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction UNISDR Invest today for a safer tomorrow: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) provides evidence and tools for building the resilience of nations and communities to disaster and advocates for increased investment for local action. Learn more about the Hyogo Framework for Action and consultations on the post-2015 framework agreement, the Global Platform and Global Assessment Report for Disaster Risk Reduction, and how to get involved in the Making Cities Resilient ‘My city is getting ready!’ world disaster reduction campaign and PreventionWeb. IDRC Post-Conference: GRF Davos Business Continuity Business Continuity through Integrative Risk Management – Prepare for the Unexpected in Times of International Crisis 31 August 2012 - Davos - Switzerland Established in 2006, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a partnership of 42 countries and eight international organizations committed to helping developing countries reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and adapt to climate change. The partnership’s mission is to mainstream disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in country development strategies by supporting a country-led and managed implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). Register now! Mainly addressed are the infrastructure and service sectors (energy, water, food, transportation, finance, investment, insurance/reinsurance, etc.). Representatives of both private and the public sector are equally encouraged to join the event. The World Bank holders, from crisis coordination to reputation management, business continuity is a rapidly developing field. This one-day symposium will examine the trends and challenges in BCM, consider recent experience of business crises, and present some examples of good practice in this field. Who should attend? www.unisdr.org The complexities of modern business in a globalized world and the pervasive effects of hazards and disasters are posing new and dynamic challenges to the private as well as to the public sector. From supply chain management to effective communication with the general public and share- The registration for the event is still open, but the number of available spaces is limited. 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Their aim is to help small farmers become more professional growers by extending sciencebased know-how, facilitating access to quality inputs, and linking smallholders to markets in profitable ways. This adds value for rural communities, and sustainably improves food security. The Syngenta Foundation focuses on productivity and the inclusion of farmers in remunerative value chains. The focus is on ‘pre-commercial’ farmers, often in semi-arid areas, who display potential for agricultural growth. Fees: EUR 100.00 incl. conference material, lunch and coffee breaks www.hochdrei.ch www.hochdrei.ch Syngenta Foundation agriculture Nebenan und trotzdem mittendrin Der ideale Ausgangspunkt für Wander- und Biketouren, Nordic Walking oder Spaziergänge. Alle 30 Minuten Busverbindung von und nach Davos. Im Sommer freie Fahrt auf allen Bergbahnen und weitere Vergünstigungen mit der Davos Inclusive Card. www.syngentafoundation.org 365 Tage im Jahr offen 16 www@kessler-kulm.ch info@kessler-kulm.ch Organized by: Global Risk Forum GRF Davos In close collaboration with and supported by: COSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications S.A, Athens, Greece Venue: Congress Centre Davos, Room Dischma, Talstrasse 49a, 7270 Davos Platz Under the patronage of: the International Labour Organisation ILO Endorsed by: The Business Continuity Institute BCI Programme available at: http://businesscontinuity.idrc.info CH-7265 Davos Wolfgang Telefon +41 (0)81 417 07 07 17
  12. 12. street event Agenda at a glance Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC Agenda at a glance Wednesday 22 August 2012 9:00-17:00 Switzerland takes action SDC –Street events from 26 – 28 August 2012 in front of the Davos Congress Centre For over 50 years Switzerland's Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid has been committed to reducing poverty, relieving suffering and promoting sustainable use of natural resources. To mark the UN's year of 'Sustainable Energy for All' in 2012 The Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development SDC is inviting all those interested to accompany it on a journey of discovery through thematic areas such as water, scarcity of natural resources, food security, environment and natural disasters. Learn more about the Swiss contribution to international development. The example of brick production: by using simple, locally manufactured hand presses men, women, and even children can produce the bricks needed to build their own houses. This means they are not just aid recipients, but active participants in the reconstruction process. SDC Urban search and rescue USAR D-A-CH summit (by invitation only) pre-conference External Thursday 23 August 2012 9:00-17:00 SDC Urban search and rescue USAR D-A-CH summit (by invitation only) pre-conference External 9:00-17:00 SDC internal training course Risk sharing and insurances (by invitation only) pre-conference External Friday 24 August 2012 9:00-17:00 SDC Urban search and rescue USAR D-A-CH summit (by invitation only) pre-conference External 9:00-17:00 SDC internal training course Risk sharing and insurances (by invitation only) pre-conference External 9:00-21:00 Pre-conference 3rd VT international conference on community resilience (by invitation only) pre-conference External Saturday 25 August 2012 9:00-17:00 pre-conference External 9:00-17:00 SDC internal training course Risk sharing and insurances (by invitation only) pre-conference External 9:00-12:00 Presentation at the Street Event 2011 SDC Urban search and rescue USAR D-A-CH summit (by invitation only) Pre-conference 3rd VT international conference on community resilience (by invitation only) pre-conference External Project in Sudanese refugee camp, Chad Switzerland also makes a large national and international contribution to USAR (urban search and rescue), and has chaired the UN-INSARAG (UN International Search and Rescue Advisory Group) since its inception in 1991. As part of the SDC street events, you are warmly invited to participate in the simulated rescue of victims trapped beneath rubble. The simulated rescue will be carried out by experts of the Swiss charitable organisation of search and rescue dog-handlers, REDOG, and their dogs together with trained members of the rescue service of the Swiss Armed Forces and members of the SHA. Perhaps you would also like to experience the world under rubble from below? DAVOS DIALOGUES Interested to share your thoughts on the plenary sessions? GRF Davos invites you to join the daily Davos Dialogues which is a topical meeting point for anyone to meet and continue discussions during lunchtime. The moderated discussions aim to enrich the IDRC Davos 2012 outcomes. Topics to discuss are related to the plenary sessions and change on a daily basis. Moderation: David Alexander, Global Risk Forum GRF Davos Location: Poster Exhibition Area, Foyer C1 Simulation at the Street Event 2011 Swiss Rescue in operation, Earthquake Indonesia in 2009 Time: 12:30-12.50 from Monday, 27. to Thursday, 30. August 2012 Rescuing life through good cooperation - this is the basic tenet of INSARAG. INSARAG supports the Federal Emergency Authority in coordinating all players for the benefit of those in need of help. Get to know the broad range of civil defence services offered by the Local Emergency Authority. 18 19
  13. 13. Agenda at a glance Time Agenda at a glance Session type Room Time SDC Urban search and rescue USAR D-A-CH summit (by invitation only) pre-conference 12:30-13:00 SDC Street Event - Swiss engagement in Development and Cooperation – Exhibition opening ceremony Resilient development practice – from fragmentation towards integration; from workshop theory into action session Seehorn Elsevier author workshop workshop workshop session Sertig plenary Davos Sanada 1 Education and training in DRR session Sertig Understanding your risk environment Sanada 2 Wisshorn Vulnerability and natural hazards session Entrance 14:00-15:30 Sanada 1 Capacity Building for Social-Ecological Resilience External session Mass casualty incidents – lessons learned 9:00-12:00 Room Integrative earthquake risk management Sunday 26 August 2012 Session type Flüela Risk communication session Flüela session Sertig Challenges and opportunities in building a resilient city Welcome reception Reception session Seehorn Coffee break 19:30-20:30 Understanding Disasters - Geospatial Technologies in Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Progress and new initiatives in IRG Project/IHDP Conference opening - Risk award - Plenary: From Thoughts to Action: Research, Education, Training and Application in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 16:40-18:10 18:40-20:10 16:00-19:30 Coffee break 18:10-18:40 15:30-16:oo 16:10-16:40 plenary Disaster risk is a development issue – A development approach to disaster risk session assessment and management Davos Wisshorn Tuesday 28 August 2012 08:30-10:00 plenary 10:00-10:30 10:30-12:00 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) - improved preparedness through capacity plenary development of national emergency services 12:00-13:00 Lunch break 12:30-12:50 Davos Dialogues: Mega disasters with cascading effects 13:00-14:30 Swiss Early Warning System for natural hazards session Dischma Socio economic aspects of natural hazards session Flüela Building awareness – be ready to strengthen national response mechanism: different actor’s lessons with experiences to improve preparedness PART 1 session Aspen 1 Global exposure monitoring for multi-hazards risk assessments session Governance and decision making in DRR session Davos Foyer C1 session Sertig session Seehorn Information and communication technologies for risk management Coffee break Flüela Integrative risk management - Examples from member organisations of the Swiss NGO DRR Platform on how to increase resilience Davos session session Wisshorn Integrative tsunami risk management Mega disasters with cascading effects Dischma Early warning in disaster risk reduction 08:30-10:00 session Natural hazard resilient cities Monday 27 August 2012 ESS project – technical and conceptual challenges session Sanada 1 plenary Davos 10:00-10:30 Coffee break 10:30-12:00 Country Risk Management and Financial Preparedness for Disasters 12:00-12:20 Financial Risks vs. Financing Resilience - A Debate between Louis Pauly and John open stage Macomber 12:00-13:00 Lunch break Seehorn 12:30-12:50 Davos Dialogues: The use of new technologies in DRR Wisshorn 13:00-14:30 Same problem – different solutions session Dischma Davos Foyer C1 Increasing disaster resilience through participative development of standards in workshop land management, urban planning and construction Sanada 2 Social media and linguistics as part of an integrative risk management session Flüela Integrative risk management approaches Sanada 1 Natech risk reduction after the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami session Sertig session 14:30-14:40 Break 14:40-16:10 Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into climate change adaptation strategies: A governance point of view session Mobilising the creation of a risk governance culture Seehorn Seehorn Mapping tools for risk management session Wisshorn session Flüela Local actions and community empowerment session Sanada 1 Building awareness – be ready to strengthen national response mechanism: different actor’s lessons with experiences to improve preparedness PART 2 session Aspen 1 Assessement and decision making in risk management session Sanada 2 Panel discussion on education for disaster risk reduction session Dischma 14:30-14:40 Break Megadisasters and cascading effects 20 Special Swiss Re session on Economics of Disasters – Costs and Financing session mechanisms session Wisshorn 14:40-16:10 Public empowerment policies for crisis management workshop Dischma 21
  14. 14. Agenda at a glance Time Agenda at a glance Session type Room Time “Taking preparedness seriously” – Revisiting the gaps and challenges in linking early warning and timely response between community and government levels session Flüela 12:30-12:50 Davos Dialogues: Urban risks and resilience Foyer C1 Capacity building and awareness session Sertig 13:00-14:30 Collectors, coordinators and directors - Innovation in the management of disasters workshop Dischma Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction: Moving from Theory to Practice session Sanada 1 Integrated risk assessment: what kind of multi-risk analysis to support the risk session reduction decision-making process? Flüela Environmental changes and health implications session Wisshorn Lessons learned from recent very large-scale disasters in the world session Sertig Critical Infrastructures I session Seehorn Rio+20 and The Future of Sustainability and Disaster Risk Reduction session Aspen Climate change: impacts, preparadness and adaptation session Wisshorn Ecosystem based approaches and engineering measures session Sanada 1 session Dischma Session type Room 16:10-16:40 Coffee break 16:40-18:10 Urban Risks and Resilience 18:10-18:30 Launch of the Handbook for Local Government Leaders in Farsi, Chinese, Spanish, open stage Russian and French Davos 14:30-14:40 Break 18:10-19:30 Risk financing and sharing poster Foyer C1 14:40-16:10 The benefits of standardisation in reducing seismic risk Integrated seismic risk management poster Foyer C1 Improved Risk information to support sound policy/decision making processes – session The UNDP’s Global Risk Identification Programme, GRIP’s experience Sanada 2 Mountain risks poster Foyer C1 Risk, society and culture (RCC) session Sertig Education and capacity building poster Foyer C1 Scenarios and models in DRR session Seehorn Urban risk poster Foyer C1 Special Swiss Re session on Financial Tools for Disaster Risk Management session Wisshorn Risk, society and culture poster Foyer C1 Agriculture, land degradation and drought session Sanada 1 Ecosystem based approaches poster Foyer C1 16:10-16:40 Coffee break Flood risks poster Foyer C1 16:40-17:25 Supporting resilient systems for one health, food security and nutrition: keynote participatory risk reduction at critical interfaces Davos GIS for Disaster Management workshop Dischma 17:25-18:55 Risk in Agriculture Davos Public private partnership approaches session Flüela 18:55-19:15 International Year of Water Cooperation, 2013: Mainstreaming Water Cooperation open stage into Water related Disaster Risk Reduction by Sulton Rahimov Davos Open Forum on Risk and Society plenary Davos 18:55-20:00 Critical infrastructures poster Foyer C1 Business continuity management poster Foyer C1 Disaster and crisis management poster Foyer C1 Local action and community empowerment poster Foyer C1 Prepardness and early warning poster Foyer C1 Risk governance poster Foyer C1 Climate change adaptation & disaster risk reduction poster Foyer C1 Health and medical interventions within emergency situations poster Foyer C1 GIS for Disaster Management workshop Dischma Business continuity management session Flüela 18:30-19:15 19:30-21:00 plenary Davos Wednesday 29 August 2012 08:30-10:00 Ubiquitous technology to facilitate preparedness, practice, and situational workshop awareness before, during, and after disasters Dischma European critical infrastructures: which analysis framework for supporting session effective decision making? Flüela A converging vision of resilience building between the private sector and civil session society Sertig Climate change, migration and displacement (RCC) session Seehorn Critical infrastructures II session Wisshorn Risk in urban areas session Sanada 1 19:15-20:00 10:00-10:30 Coffee break 10:30-12:00 Global Risks – an Integrated Governance Approach plenary Davos Disasters, Environment and Migration plenary Aspen 12:00-12:20 Open stage: The Colorado Wildfires 2012: Exposing the risk of re-rural migration in the Western U.S. by Michael Manfredo open stage Davos 12:00-13:00 Lunch break plenary 22 Davos 23
  15. 15. Agenda at a glance Time red Chair Session type Room Contribute to the IDRC Davos 2012 outcomes: Thursday 30 August 2012 08:30-10:00 Towards a safer world: a whole-of-society approach to disaster preparedness workshop Aspen Recent and future developments in EU Security Research. From a counter-terrorism session focus towards a wider support for natural and accidental large scale crisis or disasters. All hazard approach. Dischma Disaster risk reduction in the Hindu Kush – Himalayan Region session Flüela The evolution of seismic ‘real time’ early warning and ‘reliable’ seismic prediction’ session science Sertig 10:00-10:30 Coffee break 10:30-12:00 Linking One Health and the Hyogo Framework for Action 12:00-13:00 Lunch break 12:30-12:50 Davos Dialogues: The One Health paradigm and its context to the HFA 13:00-14:30 Financing the green transformation: opportunities and challenges ahead session Dischma “Making the Connection” – Practical experiences on linking disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management session Flüela Monitoring and modelling for risk management session Sertig Tackling risk in agriculture session Seehorn Health within disaster risk reduction session Wisshorn Local actions and community empowerment II session Sanada 1 plenary Davos Red Chair Use the Red Chair to make a statement on risk and disaster reduction! Foyer C1 14:30-14:40 Break 14:40-16:10 The future of alerting the public – Discussion of human behavior, information expectations and technology use in an intercultural context workshop Dischma Integrative flood risk management session session Sertig Critical infrastructures III session Seehorn Medical emergencies session Wisshorn The evaluation of UNDP’s Global Risk Identification Programme – Analyzing the session results and findings of a forward looking evaluation process All statements will be published daily on the GRF Davos website and in GRF Davos social media sections. The Red Chair statements will contribute to the input to the 4th UNISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction next year in Geneva. Flüela Water security: responses to local, regional, and global challenges All participants are invited to go to the Red Chair video booth and make a well-focussed statement lasting 1-2 minutes. Sanada 1 16:10-16:40 The Future of Integrative Risk Management 18:10-18:30 Closing ceremony Davos 19:00-23:00 Conference dinner (in front of room Forum) Coffee break 16:40-18:10 Location: Exhibition area, Level Talstrasse Berghotel Schatzalp plenary Davos Join GRF Davos on: Friday 31 August 2012 8:45-16:30 24 GRF Davos business continuity summit post-conference Dischma 25
  16. 16. Congress center maps Congress center maps Congress maps TALSTRASSE LEVEL KURPARK LEVEL WING C d ng Nor ga Ein m Lift au 22 nikr LG ch Te ft Li Zi ir z ut C as W 30 W Her LG LG FT LI ft WC Li A Studio WC inar . 39 eh B LG C W 41 05 r KP ge La Sem um 2 SANADA 2 ra LG inar 42 Sem LG Foyer 10 r LG ge La ed 17 GW KN r ge 08 La ir ha FT LI 37 t LG anitä S 24 21 FORUM FT LI 9 R 11 r LG ge La LG WC WC Foyer 1 um ra C WC n re vo er rres se 29 ng ga ch Zu vils Zi C Office 11 FOYER C 1: Poster Exhibtion z ut ch vils ng ga Zu SANADA 1 GW KN tt 43 ta LG erks W 20 FT LI FT LI er m lkam stel KP 3 17 Ab Foyer -9.51 GW KN R6 3 4 5 22 Foyer 26 70 14 1 12 6 WISSHORN 7 20 15 22 21 21 0 REI6 11 22 DAVOS DIALOGUES Lager 23 30 WC I60 RE WC s Pa ge sa EXHIBITORS 18 see page 64 for more information 27 13 SERTIG 10 16 FLÜELA PORTRAITS of GLOBAL CHANGE Risk, Environment and Human Mobility 28 see page 64 for more information 2 s Pa 19 ge sa REI60 A Congress Office RE ST GI TIO RA DISCHMA T IN PO D ER A N W PLO IO PO USTAT N I60 26 see page 14 - 16 for detailed information on the exhibitors 8 SCHWARZHORN RE 1 Digital Globe 2 Elsevier 3 ESRI- The GIS Software 4 European Commission Joint Research Centre JRC 5 Fire Watch International AG 6 Food and Agricultural Organization FAO 7 Global Risk Forum GRF Davos 8 UNDP’s Global Risk Information Programme (GRIP) 9 ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability 10 International Conference on Integrated Natural Disaster Management INDM 11 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC 12 Istanbul Seismic Risk Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness Project (ISMEP) 13 Kockumsonics 14 Northumbria University 15 nrs international 16 Ökozentrum (Centre of Appropriate Technology and Social Ecology) 17 Partnership for Environment and Disaster Reduction PEDDR 18 Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society (RCC) 19 REDOG 20 Rhaetian Railways (RhB) Bernina Express - From glaciers to palms 21 Royal Roads University 22 Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection FOCP 23 Swiss Re 24 Swiss Vacuum 25 Syngenta Foundation for sustainable agriculture 26 United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction UN-ISDR 27 The World Bank 28 Trunz Water Systems 22 ACT or REACT? Papadopoulou on Climate Change & Climate Refugees Plenary DAVOS WC 25 REI 60 18 SEEHORN ENT RAN CE TAL S TRA SSE WING A SDC STREET EVENT Swiss engagement in Development and Cooperation 27
  17. 17. Congress center maps Congress center maps PROMENADE LEVEL WING C MID LEVEL C Grialetsch C Office 32 WC ft Li t Lif WC Foyer WC ft Li ASPEN 2 ASPEN 1 CHAMONIX* C W C W Lift t Lif Lift t Lif *Internet Workstations WING C UPPER LEVEL A Landwasser MR = Meeting Room PR = Prayer Room MR ------MR PR ht t ac nluf Schusse A The topic for the next Risk Award will be published during the 4th UNISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 19-23 May 2013, Geneva, Switzerland Risk Award 2012: Award ceremony during the opening of IDRC Davos 2012, Sunday 26 Aug.2012, 16:00 28 29
  18. 18. DETAILed programme wednesday 22. to SUNDAY 26. Aug. 2012 DETAILed Programme SUnday 26. Aug. 2012 Detailed programme Sunday 26.Aug. 2012 Wednesday 22.Aug.2012 12:00-18:00 Registration 9:00-17:00 Room 12:30-13:00 SDC Street Event - Swiss engagement in Development and Cooperation – Exhibition opening ceremony Entrance of the conference center SDC Urban search and rescue USAR D-A-CH Summit (by invitation only) External Thursday 23.Aug.2012 14:00-15:30 9:00-17:00 Room SDC Urban search and rescue USAR D-A-CH Summit (by invitation only) External 9:00-17:00 SDC internal training course Risk sharing and insurances (by invitation only) External Room Location Friday 24.Aug.2012 9:00-17:00 Room SDC Urban search and rescue USAR D-A-CH Summit (by invitation only) External 9:00-17:00 Room Convenor 14:00-15:30 Room Chair Chair Speakers SDC internal training course Risk sharing and insurances (by invitation only) External Room 9:00-21:00 Room Shuai HE; State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China; Social vulnerability to natural hazards in China Paola SALVATI; CNR - IRPI, Italy, Republic of; Temporal and geographical variation of geo- 9:00-17:00 SDC internal training course Risk sharing and insurances (by invitation only) External Pre-Conference 3rd VT International conference on community resilience (by invitation only) External Sunday 26.Aug.2012 9:00-12:00 Room Session: Vulnerability and natural hazards Seehorn David ALEXANDER; Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Switzerland Karen I SUDMEIER-RIEUX; UNEP, France Alan Peter MARCH; University of Melbourne; Human settlement indices for bushfire risk in Australia Asimiyu Mohammed JINADU; Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, Federal Republic of; Rural hazards and vulnerability assessment in the downstream sector of Shiroro dam, Nigeria Genevieve TAYLOR; University of Canterbury, New Zealand; EU disaster risk reduction in the Asia assessment of cotton to hail in China based on historical records, field investigation and ground experiments Chiho OCHIAI; Kyoto University, Japan; A study on the various types of community-based disaster management in mid-sized cities in Japan: a case study from Saijo City hydrological risk to the population of Italy SDC Urban search and rescue USAR D-A-CH Summit (by invitation only) External Room Wisshorn Stephen J. LATHAM; World Vision, Switzerland Pacific: reducing the social vulnerability of children Pre-Conference 3rd VT International conference on community resilience (by invitation only) External 9:00-17:00 Room 9:00-12:00 Workshop organized by World Vision YaoJie YUE; School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China; Vulnerability Saturday 25.Aug.2012 Room Workshop: Resilient development practice – from fragmentation towards integration; from theory into action SDC Urban search and rescue USAR D-A-CH Summit (by invitation only) External 14:00-15:30 Workshop: Elsevier author workshop Room Convenor Sertig Katherine Claire EVE; Publisher, Elsevier Earth & Environmental Sciences 14:00-15:30 Workshop: Understanding your risk environment Room Convenor Sanada 1 Sean MURPHY; Lootok, United States of America 14:00-15:30 Room Chair Chair Session: Education and training in DRR Flüela Madeleine COLBERT; Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Switzerland Yasamin O. IZADKHAH; International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Iran, Islamic Republic of Hideyuki SHIROSHITA; Kansai University, Japan; Volunteers in disaster education centres: another Speakers Workshop organized by Elsevier Earth & Environmental Sciences Workshop organized by Lootok important role of disaster education centres Ralf Josef Johanna BEERENS; Netherlands Institute for Safety (NIFV) – Research Department (The Netherlands); Maximise your returns in crisis management preparedness: a cyclic approach to training and exercises Sheng CHANG; School of Geography and Remote Sensing Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China; Training programs for risk reduction of typhoon disaster chains in southeast coastal region of China Helga KROMP-KOLB; BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria; The risk of the wrong priorities in university education Katharina Anna KALTENBRUNNER; Department of Social and Business Sciences, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS), Austria; Dynamic potential in disaster exercises: identification – development – evaluation Hideyuki SHIROSHITA; Kansai University, Japan; What kind of disaster education should be explored after the Great East Japan Earthquake? 15:30-16:00 30 Coffee break 31
  19. 19. DETAILed Programme SUnday 26. Aug. 2012 16:00-19:30 Room Opening ceremony Davos Featuring Music Part 1: Roger WIDMER, Tenor: Serenata by Pietro Mascagni, accompanied by Stefan WIRTH, Piano Official opening statements Walter J. AMMANN; President, GRF Davos, Davos, Switzerland Ambassador Martin DAHINDEN; Director General, Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency SDC, Berne, Switzerland Stefan ENGLER; Senator, Canton of Grisons, Chur, Switzerland (tbc) Simon VALÄR; President Municipal Council, City of Davos, Davos, Switzerland DETAILed Programme Monday 27. Aug. 2012 Monday 27. Aug. 2012 7:30-18:00 Registration 8:30-10:00 Room Plenary session 2: Mega Disasters with Cascading effects Davos Recent disasters, such as the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, have revealed that initial failures, in particular of technical systems, may trigger subsequent damage that results in mega-disasters which impact the built environment and create political, social, and financial consequences, not only at the country level, but also to the international community as a whole. The global risk community is called upon to develop innovative tools for decision making processes and practical intervention against global, systemic and complex risks, as well to combat very large disasters. This session will address questions about how these cascading effects lead to megadisasters and what measures should be applied to reduce their effects. Panelists will consider how well prepared the world is, and ought to be, in the face of exceptionally large and complex disasters during the whole risk cycle. They will address intervention, response and recovery, and also prevention and preparedness measures. Are there really completely unforeseen events, popularly known as ‘black swans’, or are we merely neglecting the risks posed by low probabilityhigh consequence phenomena? There will be an emphasis on the interaction of intense and high-magnitude physical events with socio-economic consequences and vulnerabilities, and on how to prevent, or at least interrupt, the development of cascading events. Also emphasized will be the importance of redundant systems and of resilience regarding the threat of mega disasters. Chair Kirk JUNKER; Professor, Chair International Master of Environmental Science, and Chair in US American Law, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany Panellists Albrecht BROEMME; President, Technisches Hilfswerk THW, Bonn, Germany Wendy CUE; Chief, Environmental Emergencies Section, Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Geneva, Switzerland H.E. Ms. Maria MUTAGAMBA; Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Government of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda Tso-Chien PAN; Professor, Founding Executive Director, Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Haresh C. SHAH; Obayashi Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University, Founder and Senior Advisor Risk Management Solutions, Inc., Stanford, USA Charles STEGER; President, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA Muralee THUMMARUKUDY; Senior Programme Officer, Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva, Switzerland Margareta WAHLSTRÖM; Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN-ISDR, Geneva, Switzerland 10:00-10:30 Coffee break 10:30-12:00 Plenary session 3: Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) - improved preparedness through capacity development of national emergency services Davos Opening keynote addresses Margareta WAHLSTRÖM; Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR, Geneva, Switzerland; “Managing Disaster Risk for Resilience in the 21st Century” Andreas GÖTZ; President, Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazard Reduction PLANAT, ViceDirector Federal Office for Environment ,FOEN, Berne, Switzerland; “The Swiss Strategy” Featuring Music Part 2: Roger WIDMER, Tenor: Ständchen by Franz Schubert, accompanied by Stefan WIRTH, Piano Munich Re Foundation Risk Award (see page 28) Offered by Munich Re Foundation and organized together with UNISDR and GRF Davos, the biennial Risk Award is dedicated in 2012 to the topic of “Early warning in urban areas”. Walter J. AMMANN; President, GRF Davos, Davos, Switzerland Margareta WAHLSTRÖM; Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR, Geneva, Switzerland Thomas LOSTER; Chairman Munich Re Foundation, Munich, Germany Award Winner Featuring Music Part 3: Roger WIDMER, Tenor: You Do Something to Me, by Cole Porter, accompanied by Stefan WIRTH, Piano 18:00-19:30 Room Plenary session 1: From Thoughts to Action: Research, Education, Training and Application in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Davos There is an imperative need to improve the transfer of knowledge, technology and expertise and the sharing of best practices and lessons that may help to enhance capacity building for sustainable risk reduction and improved disaster management. Panelists will consider what kinds of research, education and training are needed in order to respond efficiently to risks and disasters in the future and how new technologies can enhance the processes of learning about reducing risks and managing disasters. They will discuss how to build capacity in order to analyse, map and forecast hazard, risk, vulnerability and impact. In particular, they will address the problem with respect to developing countries, which may be less equipped financially and institutionally to adapt than are developing countries. Panelists will consider what support should be given to developing countries so that they can improve evidence-based science and education, access information more readily, and enhance governance. The session will address how to raise awareness in all sectors of society, and how to make sure that relevant information is disseminated effectively to policy-makers, the general public and communities at risk. In order to reduce vulnerabilities and increase resilience, information must be integrated into decisionmaking processes. The session will investigate gaps and improvements in research, education, training and knowledge transfer and will discuss how to link DRR with sustainability science and climate change adaptation. Chair Ambassador Martin DAHINDEN; Director General Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency SDC, Berne, Switzerland Kirk JUNKER; Professor, Chair International Master of Environmental Science, and Chair in US American Law, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany Joao RIBEIRO; INGC Mozambique – General Director Victoria A. ROCKWELL; President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, New York, U.S.A. (tbc) Badaoui ROUBHAN; Director, Section for Disaster Reduction, UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, France Charles STEGER; President, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA Margareta WAHLSTRÖM; Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN-ISDR, Geneva, Switzerland Supported, organized and chaired by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC Urban search-and-rescue is needed for a variety of emergencies or disasters, including earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, storms, tornadoes, floods, dam failures, technological accidents, terrorist activities and hazardous materials releases. The events may be slow in developing, as in the case of hurricanes and droughts, or sudden, as in the case of earthquakes and tornadoes. Rescue after structural collapse is one of the most challenging and dangerous disaster response activities. Sophisticated, multidisciplinary search-and-rescue capabilities have been created to address the difficulties of finding, reaching and extricating trapped survivors. The session will include a discussion on how to build and sustain urban search-and-rescue capacities within a national crises management structure. This includes assessment of the needs associated with USAR capacity development. It also involves showcasing best practices in knowledge transfer and partnership building, and promoting agreed global standards. Haresh C. SHAH; Obayashi Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University, Founder and Senior Advisor Risk Management Solutions, Inc., Stanford, USA Panellists Room 32 Chair Ambassador Manuel BESSLER; Deputy Director-General and Head of the Humanitarian Aid Department, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Berne, Switzerland Moderator Simon TSCHURR; Rapid Response, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Berne, Switzerland Panellists Marwan Bader Ahmad ALSMEIAT; Colonel, MBA BA, Jordanian Civil Defense, Initial Project Manager of the JOR IEC-Team, Amman, Jordan Urs AMIET; Programme Officer, Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Berne, Switzerland 33
  20. 20. DETAILed programme Monday 27. Aug. 2012 DETAILed programme monday 27. Aug. 2012 Fredrik BYNANDER; Centre for natural Disaster Research, Sweden, Kingdom of; Dealing with Ambassador Manuel BESSLER; Deputy Director-General and Head of the Humanitarian Aid Department, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Berne, Switzerland Linda HORNISBERGER; MD Vet., Senior Search Expert, Swiss Disaster Dog Association (REDOG), Switzerland Rudolf MÜLLER; Deputy Director and Chief, Emergency Services Branch, OCHA Geneva, Switzerland 12:00-13:00 Davos Dialogues: Mega disasters with cascading effects Foyer C1 David ALEXANDER; Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Switzerland Camelia DUMITRIU; Quebec University, Montreal, UQAM, Canada; A disaster management framework for coping with acts of extreme violence in school settings: a field study Nibedita Shankar RAY-BENNETT; University of Leicester, United Kingdom; Risky talks and talking risks in disaster management: a way forward or backward? Walter West HAYS; Global Alliance For Disaster Reduction; Have we finally found the elusive “Higgs Boson” particle of disaster risk Reduction? Lunch break 12:30-12:50 Location Moderator disaster in transitional democracies 13:00-14:30 Room Chair Speakers 13:00-14:30 Room Chair Chair Speakers 13:00-14:30 Workshop organized by RICSDMC Session: Swiss Early Warning System for natural hazards Session organised by the Swiss Federal office for civil protection BABS Dischma Christoph WERNER; Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz BABS, Switzerland Josef Theodor HESS; Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland Patrick SMIT; Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection, Switzerland Christoph SCHMUTZ; Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, Switzerland Martina SÄTTELE; WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Switzerland Room Convenor Sanada 2 Shailesh KATARIA; Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Disaster Mangement Commission, United Kingdom 13:00-14:30 Room Chair Speakers Session: Integrative risk management approaches Sanada 1 Carmelo DIMAURO; RGS Srl - Risk Governance Solutions, Italy, Republic of Carmelo DIMAURO; RGS Srl - Risk Governance Solutions, Italy, Republic of; A regional multi-risk assessment approach to support the definition public mitigation strategies Session: Socio economic aspects of natural hazards Flüela Helena Marie MOLIN-VALDES; UNISDR, Switzerland Mohsen NADI; Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization, Iran, Islamic Republic of Brian G. MCADOO; Yale-NUS College, Singapore; How do different geohazards affect mortality and Niru NIRUPAMA; York University, Canada; A reasonable success story of vertical evacuation against tropical cyclones in India Wilfried HAEBERLI; Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Integrated assessment of high mountain hazards and related prevention strategies in the Peruvian Cordilleras Beatrice HEDELIN; Karlstad university, Sweden, Kingdom of; A framework for sustainable natural hazard management Sven HALLDIN; Centre for Natural Disaster Science, Sweden, Kingdom of; Centre for Natural Disaster Science (CNDS) – a strategic Swedish initiative for disaster risk reduction Djillali BENOUAR; USTHB, Built Environment Research Laboratory (LBE), Alger, Algeria; FORIN or Farout ? Exploring multiple drivers of disaster risks in Africa John L. CLARKE; Marshall Center, Germany, Federal Republic of; What role for soldiers? economic losses? Swati MITRA; Micro Insurance Academy, India, Republic of; Integrative disaster risk management: case study from India on social and economic re-construction Jidong WU; State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Beijing Normal University, China; Interregional economic impact analysis of the Wenchuan earthquake, China Robert MUIR-WOOD; RMS Ltd, United Kingdom; Annualized catastrophe mortalities and driving long term risk reduction Chow Fah YEE; Green Economics Institute, UK; Social cost benefit analysis: a way to optimize net economic benefits Man LI; Beijing Normal University, China, People’s Republic of; The regional economic impact of catastrophe - case study on the China-Japan auto industry after the Great East Japan Earthquake Colin GREEN; Middlesex University, United Kingdom; The role of economics in making better sustainable flood risk management decisions 13:00-14:30 Workshop: Building awareness – be ready to strengthen national response mechanism: different actor’s lessons with experiences to improve preparedness PART 1 Workshop organized by SDC Room Convenors 14:30-14:40 Break 14:40-16:10 Session: Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into climate change adaptation strategies: A governance point of view Session organized by UNISDR Room Chair Speakers Aspen 1 Simon TSCHURR; Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Switzerland Peter GOXHARAJ; German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) 13:00-14:30 a driver for mainstreaming DRR into Climate Adaptation Strategies change adaptation: a pan European perspective Seehorn Daniele EHRLICH; Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy, Republic of Mauro DOLCE; Bureau for Seismic and Volcanic Risk, Italian Civil Protection Department Daniel KULL; World Bank, United States of America; World Bank/GFDRR contributions to exposure Daniele EHRLICH; Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy, Republic of; Processing satellite imagery for mapping physical exposure globally 13:00-14:30 Room Chair Chair Speakers Karl-Otto ZENTEL; DKKV - German National Platform for DRR; Mainstreaming disaster risk Session organized by the Joint Research Centre, European Commission modeling for global risk modeling initiatives and OpenDRI initiative Nicole KELLER; GEM Foundation, Italy; Building a Global Exposure Database Session: Governance and decision making in DRR Wisshorn Qian YE; Integrated Risk Governance Project/IHDP, China, People’s Republic of Helen T SULLIVAN; Rider University, United States of America Kurt PETERSEN; Lund University Centre for Risk Assessment and Management, Sweden; A study of the performance of risk and vulnerability assessments by Swedish Public Agencies Ortwinn RENN; University of Stuttgart, Germany, Federal Republic of; Social unrest: a systemic Seehorn Francesc PLA; Council of Europe, France Demetrio INNOCENTI; UNISDR Europe Regional Office Craig DUNCAN; UNISDR; Using Disaster Inventories Databases for Loss and Damage Assessment as Francesc PLA; Council of Europe - EUR-OPA; Governance in disaster risk reduction and climate Session: Global exposure monitoring for multi-hazards risk assessments Room Chair Chair Speakers Workshop: Increasing disaster resilience through participative development of standards in land management, urban planning and construction reduction into climate change adaptation strategies: a governance point of view: case study Europe / Germany Jaroslav MYSISAC; FEEM Confronting two headed dragon: disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation in the case of small island developing states 14:40-16:10 Room Chair Speakers Session: Mobilising the creation of a risk governance culture Session organized by the International Risk Governance Council Flüela Marie-Valentine FLORIN; International Risk Governance Council (IRGC), Switzerland Helena MOLIN-VALDES; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR); The role of local actors for creating effective risk governance culture Tim PRIOR; Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Risk cultures, the social construction of risk, and coordinated responses to global and systemic risks Ortwin RENN; University of Stuttgart; Risk culture: implications for risk governance Stephan SCHRECKENBERG; Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue; On Risk Governance - A reinsurer’s view risk perspective 34 35

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