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Session Overview
Date: Sunday, 26/Aug/2012
9:00am
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12:00pm
SDC USAR 5: SDC Urban Search and Rescue USAR D-A-CH Summit (by invitation only)
Pre-conference programme
12:30pm
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1:00pm
SDC USAR 6: SDC Street Event - Swiss engagement in Development and Cooperation – Exhibition opening ceremony
Exhibition
2:00pm
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3:30pm
SUN1.1: Resilient development practice – from fragmentation towards integration; from theory into action
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Stephen J. LATHAM
Workshop organized by World Vision
SUN1.2: Vulnerability and natural hazards
Location: Seehorn
Chair: David ALEXANDER
Chair: Karen I SUDMEIER-RIEUX
Session
SUN1.3: Elsevier author workshop
Location: Sertig
Chair: Katherine Claire EVE
Workshop organized by Elsevier Earth & Environmental Sciences
SUN1.4: Understanding your risk environment
Location: Sanada 1
Chair: Sean MURPHY
Workshop organized by Lootok
SUN1.5: Education and training in DRR
Location: Flüela
Chair: Madeleine COLBERT
Chair: Yasamin O. IZADKHAH
Session
3:30pm
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4:00pm
Coffee break
4:00pm
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6:00pm
OC: Opening ceremony
Location: Davos

FEATURING MUSIC PART 1: Roger WIDMER, Tenor: Serenata by Pietro Mascagni, accompanied by Stefan WIRTH, Grand Piano

WELCOMING REMARKS:

  • Walter J. AMMANN - President - Global Risk Forum GRF Davos - Davos - Switzerland
  • Ambassador Martin DAHINDEN - Director General - Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency SDC - Bern - Switzerland
  • Stefan ENGLER - Senator  - Canton of Grisons - Swiss Federal State Council - Surava - Switzerlan
  • Simi VALÄR - President - Municipal Council - City of Davos - Davos - Switzerland

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESSES:

Margareta WAHLSTRÖM - Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction - United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction UNISDR - Geneva - Switzerland

“Managing Disaster Risk for Resilience in the 21st Century”

Andreas GÖTZ - President - Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazard Reduction PLANAT, Vice-Director Federal Office for Environment, FOEN, Berne, Switzerland

“The Swiss Strategy to Cope with Natural Hazards”

FEATURING MUSIC PART 2: Roger WIDMER, Tenor: Ständchen by Franz Schubert, accompanied by Stefan WIRTH, Grand Piano

MUNICH RE FOUNDATION RISK AWARD: “Early warning in urban areas”

  • Walter J. AMMANN - President - Global Risk Forum GRF Davos - Davos - Switzerland
  • Margareta WAHLSTRÖM - Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction - United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction UNISDR - Geneva - Switzerland
  • Thomas LOSTER - Chairman - Munich Re Foundation - Munich - Germany

FEATURING MUSIC PART 3: Roger WIDMER, Tenor: You Do Something to Me by Cole Porter, accompanied by Stefan WIRTH, Grand Piano

6:00pm
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7:30pm
Plenary 1: From Thoughts to Action: Research, Education, Training and Application in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
Location: Davos

SESSION CHAIR: Haresh C. SHAH - Obayashi Professor of Engineering, Emeritus - Stanford University - Founder and Senior Advisor - Risk Management Solutions RMS Inc. - Stanford - USA

PANELLISTS:

  • Ambassador Martin DAHINDEN - Director General Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency SDC - Berne - Switzerland
  • Kirk W. JUNKER - Professor - Chair - International Master of Environmental Science / Chair - US American Law - University of Cologne - Cologne - Germany
  • Joao RIBEIRO - General Director - INGC - Mozambique (tbc)
  • Victoria A. ROCKWELL - President - American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME - New York - USA (tbc)
  • Badaoui ROUHBAN - Director - Section for Disaster Reduction - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO - Paris - France
  • Charles STEGER - President - Virginia Tech - Blacksburg - USA
  • Margareta WAHLSTRÖM - Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction - United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction UNISDR - Geneva - Switzerland
7:30pm
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8:30pm
WC: Welcome Reception

 
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