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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 27/Aug/2012
8:30am
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10:00am
Plenary 2: Mega disasters with cascading effects
Location: Davos

SESSION CHAIR: Kirk W. JUNKER - Professor - Chair - International Master of Environmental Science / Chair - 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 - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs UNOCHA - Geneva - Switzerlan
  • Honorary Minister 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 RMS 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 UNEP - Geneva - Switzerland
  • Margareta WAHLSTRÖM - Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction - United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction UNISDR - Geneva - Switzerland
10:00am
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10:30am
Coffee break
10:30am
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12:00pm
Plenary 3: Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) - improved preparedness through capacity development of national emergency services
Location: Davos

SESSION CHAIR: René HOLENSTEIN - Ambassador - Deputy 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 - Initial Project Manager - JOR IEC-Team -  Jordanian Civil Defense - Amman - Jordan
  • Urs AMIET - Senior USAR Advisor - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC - Berne - Switzerland
  • René HOLENSTEIN - Deputy 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 MUELLER - Chief Emergency Services Branch - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs UNOCHA - Geneva - Switzerland

Chaired and supported by SDC

12:00pm
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1:00pm
Lunch MON: Lunch break
12:30pm
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12:50pm
DD1: Davos Dialogues: Mega disasters with cascading effects
Location: Foyer C1
Chair: David ALEXANDER, Global Risk Forum GRF Davos
Davos Dialogues is a topical meeting point for everybody to meet and continue discussions during lunchtime. The moderated discussions aim to influence the IDRC Davos 2012 outcomes.
1:00pm
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2:30pm
MON4.1: Swiss Early Warning System for natural hazards
Location: Dischma
Session organised by the Swiss Federal office for civil protection BABS
MON4.2: Socio economic aspects of natural hazards
Location: Flüela
Chair: Helena Marie MOLIN-VALDES
Chair: Mohsen NADI
Session
MON4.3: Building awareness – be ready to strengthen national response mechanism: different actor’s lessons with experiences to improve preparedness PART 1
Location: Aspen 1
Chair: Simon TSCHURR
Session organized by SDC
MON4.4: Global exposure monitoring for multi-hazards risk assessments
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Daniele EHRLICH
Session organized by the Joint Research Centre, European Commission
MON4.5: Governance and decision making in DRR
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Qian YE
Chair: Helen T SULLIVAN
Session
MON4.6: Increasing disaster resilience through participative development of standards in land management, urban planning and construction
Location: Sanada 2
Workshop organized by RICSDMC
MON4.7: Integrative risk management approaches
Location: Sanada 1
Chair: Carmelo DIMAURO
Session
 
2:30pm
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2:40pm
Break
2:40pm
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4:10pm
MON5.1: Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into climate change adaptation strategies: A governance point of view
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Francesc PLA
Session organized by UNISDR
MON5.2: Mobilising the creation of a risk governance culture
Location: Flüela
Chair: Marie-Valentine FLORIN
Session organized by the International Risk Governance Council
MON5.3: Building awareness – be ready to strengthen national response mechanism: different actor’s lessons with experiences to improve preparedness PART 2
Location: Aspen 1
Chair: Simon TSCHURR
Session organized by SDC
MON5.4: Panel discussion on education for disaster risk reduction
Location: Dischma
Chair: Julia HEISS
Session organized by UNESCO and UNICEF
MON5.5: Megadisasters and cascading effects
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Ansa MASAUD

Session

MON5.6: Integrative earthquake risk management
Location: Sanada 1
Chair: Patrick SMIT
Chair: Christian H. BARTHELT
Session
MON5.7: Capacity Building for Social-Ecological Resilience
Location: Sanada 2
Chair: James Herbert WILLIAMS

Session supported by University of Denver and GIZ

MON5.8: Mass casualty incidents – lessons learned
Location: Sertig
Chair: Chaim RAFALOWSKI
Session organized by Magen David Adom
4:10pm
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4:40pm
Coffee break
4:40pm
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6:10pm
Plenary 4: Understanding Disasters - Geospatial Technologies in Risk Reduction and Disaster Management
Location: Davos

SESSION CHAIR: Russ JOHNSON - Director of Public Safety - ESRI - Redlands - USA

PANELLISTS:

  • Jeff BARANYI - Public Safety Technology Lead - ESRI - Broomfield - USA
  • Heather BELL - Science Advisor - Pacific Disaster Center - Kihei - Hawaii - USA
  • Russ JOHNSON - Director of Public Safety - ESRI - Redlands - USA
  • Ryan LANCLOS - Disaster Management Industry Manager - ESRI - Redlands - USA
  • Wendi PEDERSEN - GIS Analyst and Rapid Mapping Expert - UNOSAT - United Nations Institute for Training and Research UNITAR - Geneva - Switzerland
  • Joaquin RAMIREZ - Principal Consultant - DTS Wildfire - Orlando - USA

Chaired and supported by ESRI

6:10pm
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6:40pm
Reception
Location: Davos
6:40pm
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8:10pm
MON7.1: Risk communication
Location: Flüela
Chair: Marita VOS
Chair: Chowdhury EMDAD HAQUE
Session
MON7.2: Progress and new initiatives in IRG Project/IHDP
Location: Sertig
Chair: Diana MANGALAGIU
Session organized by the Integrated Risk Governance Project (IRGP)/IHDP
MON7.3: Challenges and opportunities in building a resilient city
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Seda KUNDAK
Session organized by Istanbul Technical University
MON7.4: Disaster risk is a development issue – A development approach to disaster risk assessment and management
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Carlos Anibal VILLACIS
Training course organized by UNDP-GRIP

 
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