4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012 Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World 26–30 Augus...
Chairman’s Statement                                                                                      For the fourth t...
What is IDRC?                              IDRC - The Risk InterfaceInternational Disaster and Risk Conferences and worksh...
Why IDRC?                                                             Integrative Risk ManagementIDRC Davos helps bridge t...
IDRC Davos 2012 Themes and Topics                                                                                         ...
Societal / Political RisksPublic Security                                Economics of Disasters                           ...
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Exhibiting                                                                                IDRC Davos 2012 offers about 1’4...
Participants Profile                                                                                IDRC DavosIDRC partici...
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CONTACT INFORMATIONGlobal Risk Forum GRF DavosPromenade 35CH-7270 DavosSwitzerlandPhone +41 (81) 414 16 00Fax +41 (81) 414...
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  • GRF -IDRC Davos 2012 will definitely play an important role to make out a favorable policies on Disaster Risk Reduction and management of the World. In the coming Davos 12 summit the skills GIS groups of interface for experts, practitioners and institutions from science, technology, business, politics, and civil society would be very fruitful one to find out the solution to the existing issues relevant with natural and man made disasters including climate change activities and its variability. Though many summits and conventions are regularly holding from Kyoto Protocol to Inch'eon Deceleration including Copenhagen Summit in this world but neither any summit come out successful events completely but there is building a process to carry out a perfect road map on mitigation of Disaster Risk Reduction worldwide .
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  1. 1. 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012 Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World 26–30 August 2012 Davos, Switzerland 2nd Announcement Programme, Topics & ExhibitionGlobal Risk ForumGRF Davos 1
  2. 2. Chairman’s Statement For the fourth time since 2006, the International Disaster and Risk Conference is back in Davos, Switzerland. This biennial gathering of global leading risk and disaster experts builds on „From Thoughts to Action“ the strength of its previous events, and features a broad scope of topics, stakeholders and partners. by closely linking practice, science, With the large number of government officials, experts and policy and decision making in the practitioners, representatives from International Organisations, Non-governmental Organisations, the private sector, scientific search for sustainable solutions. and academic institutions, the media, and other high-level Dr Walter Ammann, personalities from all over the globe, the conference provides a President GRF Davos valuable platform for the world’s risk and disaster management community. A vital mix of session formats, workshops and teaching courses enables a profound exchange of science, policy, and practice. IDRC Davos 2012 will take place from 26 August to 30 August 2012 and will again take an integrative, multidisciplinary approach, when addressing the different kinds of risks affecting society today; risks which might be far beyond any particular stakeholder’s capacity to control. Risks that may adversely affect multiple parties across geographic borders, sectors and industries. A successful conference relies on the valued support provided by partners and exhibitors. I cordially invite you to participate in “IDRC is a great opportunity to increase this exciting, productive and insightful meeting. knowledge and to share experiences” Fust, Walter Former General Director Swiss Agency for Development Dr Walter Ammann, and Cooperation (SDC) President and CEO Global Risk Forum GRF Davos Chairman IDRC Davos 20122 3
  3. 3. What is IDRC? IDRC - The Risk InterfaceInternational Disaster and Risk Conferences and workshops IDRC Davos 2012(IDRC) are the ideal platform for assessment and disseminationactivities, and in particular for networking activities. IDRC isthe interface for experts, practitioners and institutions fromscience, technology, business, politics, and civil society to createtransparency and encourage synergies to reduce and manage ‘Integrative Risk Managementrisks worldwide. in a Changing World’IDRC attempts to find solutions to today’s challenges in managingrisks, reducing disasters and adapting to climate change. It helps 26-30 August 2012build stronger ties with adequate public-private partnershipmodels among risk management communities and sectors,enabling a move towards a truly integrative way of thinking Davos, Switzerlandabout disasters and risks.Organised by the Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, IDRC Davos, IDRCestablished in 2006, is a biennial global gathering in Davos,Switzerland. IDRC Davos attracts an average of 1000 participants 1000 participants from 100from 100 countries. Between IDRC Davos, regional IDRCs are held: countriesin 2007 the IDRC Harbin, China and in 2009 the IDRC Chengdu, transfer of cutting-edge knowledgeChina. full integration of sectors, disciplines, stakeholders and end users involved in risk reduction and disaster management IDRC Davos IDRC Davos IDRC Davos IDRC Harbin IDRC Chengdu IDRC Davos ‘one-stop-shop’ for latest research 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 experience & good practice exchange strategies, models and solutions in Integrative Risk Management4 5
  4. 4. Why IDRC? Integrative Risk ManagementIDRC Davos helps bridge the gap in problem solving How to cope with the broad array of risks and disasters societybetween the causes of problems governance, and is facing today? A multi-sectors, -stakeholders and multidisciplines approach istechnology. needed to assess, reduce risks and manage risks or disasters at all levels. Inter- and trans- disciplinarity is essential.Today’s societies are faced with numerousinterconnected, complex and newly emerging risks. The multi- measures approach along the risk cycle inEnvironmental, technical, social and economic risks Integrative Risk Managementare often closely linked and can result in successive Integrative risk reduction and disaster management implies vulnerabilityimpact. For example the recent earthquake in Japan, reduction and resilience increase. A multi-measures approach along theresulted in a disastrous tsunami, creating nuclear risk cycle including prevention, intervention and recovery is required.meltdown at its key facilities. Risks and disasters vulnerab ilitexplored at the IDRC include, amongst others, natural yr edhazards, failures of critical infrastructure and services, PR ucpandemics, acts of terrorism and financial crises. All Y E ER tiocan severely impact and influence human beings and VE n OV NTcollective societies. REC IONIDRC brings practice, science, policy and decisionmaking together to find for sustainable solutions. Itpromotes the “integrative risk management approach”as a process; a systematic framework for risk analysisand assessment procedures. The outcome leads to TE IN reconsistent decisions and an optimised, integrative RV DISAST ER s il en E N TI ON iplanning of measures. We believe risk reduction ce in cshould be seen as an holistic approach, with safety, r ea s esecurity and sustainable development at its core - anapproach that counts on public-private-partnership. "IDRC 2010 provided an excellent opportunity to encourage and mobilize the global community to step forward ‘From Thoughts to Action’” Zeppos John Member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, NATO CCPC Expert on Operational Capability, Greece6 7
  5. 5. IDRC Davos 2012 Themes and Topics Specific Topics, Methodologies, Tools Establishing and Developing Integrative Risk Management and Frameworks The complex and multi- faceted nature of risks demands an innovative, holistic and Conference Outline for Abstract Submission problem oriented approach to risk reduction and disaster management. IDRC Davos 2012 will address the Integrative Risk Management Approach within the Disaster Preparedness & Environmental & Technical Risks context of cross cutting themes, risk areas and instruments such as: Response Ecological Risks Critical Infrastructure Natural & Man-Made Natural Hazards Surveillance Disasters Prevention, Intervention & ICT Sector Robustness Preventive Action Recovery Tools Cyber Security Humanitarian Relief Climate Change Energy Supply Cross-Cutting Themes Recovery & Reconstruction Ecosystem Services NaTech Gender / Inequality Humanitarian Logistics Desertification, Land Liability International Agendas (HFA, MDGs, RIO +20) Capacity Building International Aid Degradation & Drought Economics / Finance Resilience / Vulnerability Mega Catastrophes / Cascading Effects Complex Emergencies Famine, Food & Biofuel- Urban Risks / Megacities Technical, Financial, Civil Protection Production Water & Energy Supply Country Risk Management Ecological & Stabilisation and Peace Green Economy Land Use / City Planning Management Keeping RIO +20 (UNCED) Early Warning Tools Emergency Evacuation & Environmental / Ecological Risks Instruments Thinking the Unthinkable Shelter ManagementRisk Areas Governance Emerging Risks Mobility / Transportation Technical Risks Cascading Risks Critical Infrastructure Communication Low Probability-High & Outreach Consequence Events Urban Risks / Megacities Liability Education & Country Risk Management Unusual Scenarios Societal / Political Risks Research Country Risk Analysis & Out-of-Control Risks Assessment Mega Catastrophes Standardisation Scenario Planning Health Impacts & Medical Responses Cost-Benefit Analysis Risk Financing Options Public-Private Partnership Global Risk Indicator Best Practices Outcomes Risk Governance 8 9
  6. 6. Societal / Political RisksPublic Security Economics of Disasters Cost-Benefit Analysis Financial Tools for Risk Management Conference Structure & FormatTerrorism Risk Monitoring Insurance, MicroinsuranceSocial Unrest / Social Risk Assessment & ReinsuranceCohesion Risk Modelling Catastrophe bonds The IDRC Davos 2012 programme enables active knowledgeDisplacement / Forced Scenario Building Financial Standards sharing, helping to drive good practice and build capacity.Migration Research & Development Investment policies Social events and exhibitions also offer the opportunity toCommunity Empowerment Implications of the Public-Private Partnership discuss ideas, foster partnerships and strengthen professionalLocal Action Financial Crisis to DRR Disaster Finance and personal networks.Gender Climate FinanceMillennium Development Business Continuity Preliminary overview of theGoals Low Probability-High Communication & IDRC Davos 2012 ConferenceCulture & Disasters Consequence Risks Outreach in DRR programme structure: Risk Communication Role of the MediaResilience & Vulnerability Reputation Loss Awareness Raising Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 26 August 2012 27 August 2012 28 August 2012 9 August 2012 30 August 2012Frameworks Investment Funds Crisis CommunicationIndicators Post-Crisis Regulatory Community Empowerment Breakfast DiscussionsGender Reforms Living with Risk Plenary SessionMarginalisation Insurability Social Networks Post- AMSocial, Cultural, Ecological, Parallel SessionTechnical, Institutional & Education, Research &Economic Resilience Capacity Building Workshops WorkshopsFragility / Robustness Preventive Measures Parallel Session ClosingExposure Local Action Opening Ceremony Community Empowerment Ceremony Plenary SessionInequality PM Training Programmes Role of the State vs. Poster SessionsHealth Impacts & MedicalResponse Individual Responsibility Pre- Open ConferenceDisaster Epidemiology Risk Literacy Forum DinnerPublic Health in Disasters Methodologies & Tools forDisaster Medicine and DRRSurgery Best Practice ExchangeClimate Change Health Build Back BetterRisks "IDRC Davos is an excellent forum where ideas, concerns,Environmental Health challenges and opportunities can be discussed, sharedRisks and implementable actions developed." Shah, Haresh C.,Humanitarian Logistics Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University, Founder and Senior Advisor Risk Management Solutions, Inc., Stanford, USA10 11
  7. 7. Actions to reduce risks and facilitate disaster managementPlenary Sessions Parallel Sessions, Poster Pre- and Post- RISK AWARDThe plenary sessions of IDRC Davos2012 will provide participants with Sessions and Workshops Conferences, Meetings Munich Re Foundation, GRF Davos Input papers submitted and reviewed and United Nations Secretariat forpresentations, discussions, solutions by a Scientific and Technical Advisory and Workshops the International Strategy for Disasterand ideas from international experts Organisations and Companies will have Reduction (UNISDR) jointly launched Board to the IDRC, will be assembledrepresenting the private sector, the chance to organise a conference the RISK AWARD (www.risk-award. to parallel sessions and postergovernmental bodies, UN Institutions, workshop or meeting before and after org) at the 3rd Global Platform for sessions which aim to support theresearch and practitioners. Respecting the IDRC Davos 2012. GRF Davos will Disaster Risk Reduction in 2011. The plenary sessions and the overall focithe Integrative Perspective of Risk provide the logistical support where RISK AWARD offers €100,000 to a risk of the conference. The sessions willManagement, each plenary session the input will be provided by the reduction project that will contribute be designed to foster debate andaims at providing an overview from organisation or company planning to to increasing people’s resilience to interaction amongst the participantseach stakeholder and always focussing organise a pre- or post- conference, disasters, especially in developing and focus on the key questions of theon all parts of the risk cycle, covering meeting or workshop. communities which are most at risk. IDRC Davos 2012. Other side events, suchprevention, intervention and recovery. The RISK AWARD prize will be awarded as sessions and workshops organised by external stakeholders, will also Exhibition every two years at the International provide companies, institutions and During IDRC Davos 2012 companies, Disaster and Risk Conferences in Davos, organisations the opportunity to organisations and institutions will be starting with its first award ceremony discuss their foci with the interested able to present their work, institution at the IDRC Davos 2012. audience of IDRC Davos 2012. and mission at an exhibition area. IDRC Davos 2012 offers 1’450 m2 of exhibition space in a completely renewed conference centre.12 13
  8. 8. Exhibiting IDRC Davos 2012 offers about 1’450m2 of In order to maximise the time participants exhibition space. spend in the exhibition area, refreshment points are integrated. The exhibition Within the IDRC Davos Exhibition Area, area is strategically situated, so that companies and organisation have the opportunity to present their products, participants have to pass by on their way institution and meet potential job seekers. to plenary and parallel sessions.RISK ACADEMY - Interactive ConferenceContinuous Education ProgrammeGRF Davos is offering continuous IDRC Davos 2012 will once again IDRC Davos Congress Centre Exhibition Area:education courses in Risk Management use innovative and new ways forwithin the frameworks of its Risk knowledge exchange and interaction. C Office 11Academy. Once again, GRF Davos Video statements and/or presentations LIFT WC WC WC Foyer B Officewill offer an education and training by participants will be collected and Foyer B Strela 05 KP er Lag C Sanada 2 LIFT B Rinerhorncourse during IDRC Davos 2012 which uploaded to the World Wide Web. LIFT A Forum B Jakobshornwill provide participants with the Additionally all plenary sessions LIFT C Sanada 1 LIFT amm er tellk Abs 17 KPopportunity to increase their skills will be live streamed and recorded Eingang Park Foyerin Risk Management within the as well. The gathered information, 3frameworks of tailored course(s). knowledge and ideas will be bundled A Wisshorn 20 and archived online within an Lager interactive IDRC Davos 2012 conference WC WC programme. This interactive portfolio Pa s sa A Seehorn ge WC will be available after the conference Exhibition Area A Schwarzhorn to the wider public and provide a sound knowledge platform. A Sertig A Flüela Pa s sa ge A Congress Office A Dischma Please do not hesitate to contact us for Eing an g Ta lstras se exhibition prizes and more information on how to exhibit at IDRC Davos 2012.14 15
  9. 9. Participants Profile IDRC DavosIDRC participants represent a wide variety of practitioners Participants byinvolved in Risk and Disaster Management. They include Affiliationgovernment officials, experts and practitioners, representatives Mediafrom IGOs, NGOs, the private sector, from scientific and academic NGOinstitutions covering natural sciences, social sciences, medical,legal or engineering sciences as well as the media and thepublic. Private SectorFormer IDRCs covered participants from various affiliations andnearly every continent on earth. Government Science IDRC Davos Participants by UN- International Geographical Organisations Region Latin America Oceania Other North America Africa Europe Asia “It is so valuable to widen the horizon by totally different aspects from so many countries. IDRC is a special chance.” E Schenk Sieglinde A Head of Business Risk Management, Alpiq Management AG, A N Olten, Switzerland O L O16 17
  10. 10. Davos Congress Centre Organisation - GRF Davos Patronage Organizations The IDRC Conferences are organised by the Global Risk The International Disaster and Risk Conference Forum GRF Davos IDRC Davos 2010 was held under the patronage of the following organisations: Through its various activities, GRF Davos serves as a centre of knowledge and know-how exchange for the application UNESCO - UNCCD - UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CONVENTION TO COMBAT of timely risk management strategies, tools and practical CULTURAL ORGANIZATION DESERTIFICATION solutions. GRF Davos aims at reducing vulnerability and increasing UN ISDR – UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL UNFCCC - UNITED NATIONS STRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON resilience for all types of risks and disasters to protect life, CLIMATE CHANGE environment, critical infrastructure, property and all means UNEP - UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT of business for the worldwide community on a sustainable PROGRAMME WFP - UNITED NATIONS WORLD basis. FOOD PROGRAMME UNDP - UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME GRF Davos addresses global issues on risk reduction, disaster management and global changes through three focal activities that complement each other. GLOB AL R I SK F OR UM GR F DAV OS Get in touch Walter Ammann I DR C CONF E R E NCE S R I SK ACADE MY P L ATF OR M President/CEO Global Risk Forum Davos Biennial IDRC Davos Knowledge Management GRF Circles IDRC Regional Conferences Continuous Education Open Circles and Workshops Trainings Closed Meeting Rooms Global Risk Forum GRF Davos Research and Development Promenade 35 Public Awareness Raising CH-7270 Davos E-Journal Switzerland Tel. +41 (81) 414 16 00 e-mail: info@grforum.org For more information on GRF Davos please visit www.grforum.org Fax.+41 (81) 414 16 10 http://www.grforum.org 18 19
  11. 11. CONTACT INFORMATIONGlobal Risk Forum GRF DavosPromenade 35CH-7270 DavosSwitzerlandPhone +41 (81) 414 16 00Fax +41 (81) 414 16 10e-mail: info@grforum.orghttp://www.grforum.org20