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Session Overview
Date: Sunday, 26/Aug/2012
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
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
10:30am
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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

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
Date: Tuesday, 28/Aug/2012
10:30am
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12:00pm
Plenary 5: Country risk management and financial preparedness for disasters
Location: Davos
Chair: Martyn Ronald PARKER, Swiss Reinsurance Ltd

SESSION CHAIR: Martyn PARKER - Chairman - Global Partnerships - Swiss Re - Zurich - Switzerland

PANELLISTS:

  • Honorary Minister Mohamed Najib BOULIF - Minister  of  General  Affairs and Governance - Government of Morocco - Rabat - Morocco
  • Stéphane JACOBZONE - Counsellor - Public Governance and Territorial Development - OECD Secretariat - Paris - France
  • Dario LUNA - Ministry of Finance - Government of Mexico - Mexico City - Mexico
  • Martyn PARKER - Chairman Global Partnerships - Swiss Re - Zurich - Switzerland
  • Simon YOUNG - Manager - Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility CCRIF - Bridgetown - Barbados

Chaired and supported by Swiss Re

12:00pm
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12:20pm
OS: Open Stage: Financial Risks vs. Financing Resilience - A Debate between Louis Pauly and John Macomber
Location: Davos
4:40pm
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6:10pm
Plenary 6: Urban risks and resilience
Location: Davos

SESSION CHAIR: Stefan Wolfgang PICKL - Professor - Chair for Operations Research COMTESSA - Department of Computer Science - Universität der Bundeswehr - Munich - Germany

PANELLISTS:

  • Alice BALBO - Project Manager - “Resilient Cities” / Coordinator - Global Adaptation - International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - Bonn - Germany
  • Craig DUNCAN - Senior Programme Officer - United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction UNISDR - Geneva - Switzerland
  • Nivedita HARAN - Secretary of State - Disaster Management Authority - Kerala - India
  • Jack HARRALD - Professor and Director a.i. - Center for Community Security and Resilience - Virginia Tech - Arlington - USA
  • H.E. Ms. Ama I. PEPPLE - CFR - Federal Minister of Land - Housing and Urban Development - Abuja - Nigeria
  • Ortwin RENN - Professor and Chair - Environmental Sociology and Technology Assessment - University of Stuttgart - Stuttgart - Germany
  • Hamzeh SHAKIB - Professor - Tarbait Modares University - Tehran - I.R. Iran
6:10pm
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6:30pm
OS1: How to make cities more resilient - A handbook for local government leaders in Farsi, Chinese, Spanish, Russian and French
Location: Davos
7:30pm
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9:00pm
Plenary 7: Open forum on risk and society
Location: Davos

SESSION CHAIR: James Herbert WILLIAMS - Professor - Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair - Graduate School of Social Work - University of Denver - Denver - USA

PANELLISTS: 

  • Edgar GRANDE - Professor - Chair for Comparative Policy Analysis - University of Munich / Board Member - Munich Center on Governance - Munich - Germany
  • Honorary Minister Maria MUTAGAMBA - Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities - Government of Uganda - Kampala - Uganda
  • Anthony OLIVER-SMITH - Professor - University of Florida - Gainesville - USA
  • Louis PAULY - Professor - Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance / Professor of Political Science - University of Toronto - Toronto - Canada
  • Christoph STUECKELBERGER - Professor - Executive Director and Founder - Globethics.net - Geneva - Switzerland
  • Bron TAYLOR - Professor - University of Forida - Gainesville - USA
  • James Herbert WILLIAMS - Professor - Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair - Graduate School of Social Work - University of Denver - Denver - USA

Chaired and supported by RCC – Rachel Carson Centre, Munich

Date: Wednesday, 29/Aug/2012
10:30am
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12:00pm
Plenary 8.1: Global risks - An integrated governance approach
Location: Davos

SESSION CHAIR: Andreas RECHKEMMER - Professor - Chief Science and Policy Advisor - Global Risk Forum GRF Davos - Davos - Switzerland

PANELLISTS:

  • Edgar GRANDE - Professor - Chair - Comparative Policy Analysis - University of Munich / Board Member - Munich Center on Governance - Munich - Germany
  • Carlo JAEGER - Professor for Economy - PIK Potsdam - Potsdam - Germany
  • Sander VAN DER LEEUW - Dean and Professor - School of Sustainability - Arizona State University - Phoenix - USA
  • Michael J. MANFREDO - Professor and Department Head - Human Dimensions of Natural Resources - Colorado State University - Fort Collins CO - USA
  • Diana MANGALAGIU - Associate Professor - Smith School of Enterprise and Environment - University of Oxford - Oxford - United Kingdom / Professor of Strategy - Reims Management School - Reims - France
  • Peijun SHI - Professor - Beijing Normal University - Beijing - China

Supported by Int. Risk Governance Project IRP-P and Global Systems Dynamics and Policy GSDP

12:00pm
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12:20pm
OS2: Open Stage: The Colorado Wildfires 2012: Exposing the risk of re-rural migration in the Western U.S. by Michael Manfredo
Location: Davos
4:40pm
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5:25pm
Key 3: Keynote by Dr David Nabarro Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Food Security and Nutrition, and the UN System Influenza Coordinator
Location: Davos
Supporting resilient systems for one health, food security and nutrition: participatory risk reduction at critical interfaces
5:25pm
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6:55pm
Plenary 9: Risk in agriculture
Location: Davos

SESSION CHAIR: Marco FERRONI - Executive Director - Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture - Basel - Switzerland

PANELLISTS:

  • André BATIONO - Senior Resource Mobilization Officer - Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa AGRA - Nairobi - Kenya
  • Mike BUSHELL - Principal Scientific Advisor - Syngenta - Basel - Switzerland
  • John STAATZ - Professor Emeritus - Michigan State University - USA
  • Marco FERRONI - Executive Director - Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture - Basel - Switzerland

Chaired and Supported by Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, Basel, Switzerland

6:55pm
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7:15pm
OS3: Open Stage: International Year of Water Cooperation, 2013: Mainstreaming Water Cooperation into Water related Disaster Risk Reduction by Sulton Rahimov
Location: Davos
Date: Thursday, 30/Aug/2012
10:30am
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12:00pm
Plenary 10: Linking One Health and the Hyogo Framework for Action
Location: Davos

SESSION CHAIR: Marco FERRARI - Member of the Board of Directors - GRF Davos / Former Chair - Drafting Committee for the Hyogo Framework for Action - Thun - Switzerland

PANELLISTS:

  • David HARPER - Professor - Special Adviser to the Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment - World Health Organization WHO - Geneva - Switzerland
  • Daniel KULL - Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist - Geneva Representative of the World Bank - Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery GFDRR - Geneva - Switzerland
  • Virginia MURRAY - Professor - Head - Extreme Events and Health Protection - UK Health Protection Agency - London - United Kingdom
  • David NABARRO - Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Food Security and Nutrition - UN System Influenza Coordinator - Geneva - Switzerland
  • Paul OUEDRAOGO- Senior Regional Advisor for Africa - RAMSAR Convention - Gland - Switzerland
  • Cathy WATSON - Coordinator - Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards LEGS - Addis Abbeba - Ethopia
  • James Herbert WILLIAMS - Professor - Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair - Graduate School of Social Work - University of Denver - Denver - USA
4:40pm
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6:10pm
Plenary 11: The future of integrative risk management
Location: Davos

SESSION CHAIR: John D. MACOMBER - Professor - Senior Lecturer in Finance and Real Estate / Gloria A. Dauten Real Estate Fellow - Harvard Business School - Harvard University - Boston - USA

PANELLISTS:

  • Esther BAUR - Director, Global Partnerships - Swiss Re - Zurich - Switzerland
  • Marco FERRONI - Executive Director - Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture - Basel - Switzerland
  • Walter FUST - Former Ambassador Swiss Government - Hessigkofen - Switzerland
  • Rasmus HELTBERG - Senior Social Development Specialist -World Development Report 2014 on Risk, Uncertainty and Crisis - The World Bank - Washington - USA
  • Nance KYLOH - US Agency for International Development - Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance - US Mission - Geneva - Switzerland
  • John D. MACOMBER - Professor - Senior Lecturer in Finance and Real Estate / Gloria A. Dauten Real Estate Fellow - Harvard Business School - Harvard University - Boston - USA
  • H.E. Ms. Ama I. PEPPLE - CFR - Federal Minister of Land - Housing and Urban Development - Abuja - Nigeria
  • Sulton RAHIMOV - First Deputy Minister of Melioration and Water Resources - Dushanbe - Tajikistan
6:10pm
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6:30pm
CC: Closing ceremony
Location: Davos
7:00pm
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11:00pm
CD: Conference dinner
Location: Davos

 
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