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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 29/Aug/2012
8:30am - 10:00amWED1.1: Ubiquitous technology to facilitate preparedness, practice, and situational awareness before, during, and after disasters
Session Chair: Helen T SULLIVAN, Rider University
Session Chair: Markku T HÄKKINEN, University of Jyväskylä
Workshop organized by Rider University and University of Jyväskylä
Dischma 
8:30am - 10:00amWED1.2: European critical infrastructures: which analysis framework for supporting effective decision making?
Session Chair: Georgios GIANNOPOULOS, Joint Research Centre
Session organized by the Joint Research Centre
Flüela 
8:30am - 10:00amWED1.3: A converging vision of resilience building between the private sector and civil society
Session Chair: Andrew MITCHELL, Disaster Risk Management Consultant, France
Session
Sertig 
8:30am - 10:00amWED1.4: Climate change, migration and displacement (RCC)
Session Chair: Uwe LÜBKEN, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
Session
Seehorn 
8:30am - 10:00amWED1.5: Critical infrastructures II
Session Chair: Daniel KULL, World Bank
Session Chair: John HANDMER, RMIT University
Session
Wisshorn 
8:30am - 10:00amWED1.6: Risk in urban areas
Session Chair: Robert MUIR-WOOD, RMS Ltd
Session Chair: Jiayuan YE, Beijing Normal University
Session
Sanada 1 
10:00am - 10:30amCoffee break
 
10:30am - 12:00pmPlenary 8.1: Global risks - An integrated governance approach

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

Davos 
10:30am - 12:00pmPlenary 8.2: Disasters, environment and migration

SESSION CHAIR: Bron TAYLOR - Professor - University of Forida - Gainesville - USA

PANELLISTS:

  • Jörn BIRKMANN - Head of Section - United Nations University Institute for Envrionmenat and Human Security UNU-EHS - Bonn - Germany
  • Eric DES MARAIS - Adjunct Faculty -  Graduate School of Social Work - University of Denver - Denver - USA
  • Uwe LÜBKEN - Research Fellow - Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society - Munich - Germany
  • Franz MAUELSHAGEN - Executive Board Member and Program Coordinator of "Climate & Culture" - Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, KWI) - Essen - Germany
  • Anthony OLIVER-SMITH - Professor University of Florida - Gainesville - USA
  • H.E. Ms. Ama I. PEPPLE - CFR - Federal Minister of Land - Housing and Urban Development - Abuja - Nigeria
  • Roger S. PULWARTY - Director - National Integrated Drought Information System - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration - USA

Chaired and supported by RCC – Rachel Carson Centre, Munich

Aspen 
12:00pm - 12:20pmOS2: Open Stage: The Colorado Wildfires 2012: Exposing the risk of re-rural migration in the Western U.S. by Michael Manfredo
Davos 
12:00pm - 1:00pmLunch WED: Lunch break
 
12:30pm - 12:50pmDD3: Davos Dialogues: Urban risks and resilience
Session 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.
Foyer C1 
1:00pm - 2:30pmWED4.1: Collectors, coordinators and directors - Innovation in the management of disasters
Session Chair: Gavin John LOVE, WorleyParsons
Session Chair: Kit MIYAMOTO, Miyamoto International, Inc.
Workshop organized by WorleyParsons and Miyamoto International
Dischma 
1:00pm - 2:30pmWED4.2: Integrated risk assessment: what kind of multi-risk analysis to support the risk reduction decision-making process?
Session Chair: Carmelo DIMAURO, RGS Srl - Risk Governance Solutions
Session Chair: Sara BOUCHON, Risk Governance Solutions S.r.l.
Session organized by Risk Governance Solutions
Flüela 
1:00pm - 2:30pmWED4.3: Lessons learned from recent very large-scale disasters in the world
Session Chair: Peijun SHI, Beijing Normal University
Session organized by the Integrated Risk Governance Project/IHDP
Sertig 
1:00pm - 2:30pmWED4.4: Rio+20 and The Future of Sustainability and Disaster Risk Reduction
Session Chair: Karl-Otto ZENTEL, DKKV
Session Chair: Andreas RECHKEMMER, GRF Davos
Session supported by DKKV and GIZ
Aspen 
1:00pm - 2:30pmWED4.5: Climate change: impacts, preparedness and adaptation
Session Chair: Adolfo MASCARENHAS, LINKS Trust Fund
Session Chair: Man Cheung CHUNG, Zayed University
Session
Wisshorn 
1:00pm - 2:30pmWED4.6: Ecosystem based approaches and engineering measures
Session Chair: Radhika MURTI, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Session Chair: Frank GRAF, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Session
Sanada 1 
2:30pm - 2:40pmBreak
 
2:40pm - 4:10pmWED5.1: The benefits of standardisation in reducing seismic risk
Session Chair: Fabio Federico TAUCER, Joint Research Centre
Session Chair: Artur PINTO, European Commission - DG JRC
Session organized by the Joint Research Centre
Dischma 
2:40pm - 4:10pmWED5.2: Improved Risk information to support sound policy/decision making processes – The UNDP’s Global Risk Identification Programme, GRIP’s experience
Session Chair: Carlos Anibal VILLACIS, UNDP-BCPR
Session organized by UNDP-GRIP
Sanada 2 
2:40pm - 4:10pmWED5.3: Risk, society and culture
Session Chair: Ortwin RENN, University of Stuttgart
Session
Sertig 
2:40pm - 4:10pmWED5.4: Scenarios and models in DRR
Session Chair: Angelika WIRTZ, Munich Reinsurance Company
Session Chair: Bernhard M. HÄMMERLI, University of Lucerne
Session
Seehorn 
2:40pm - 4:10pmWED5.5: Special Swiss Re session on Financial Tools for Disaster Risk Management
Session Chair: Esther BAUR, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
Organized by Swiss Re
Wisshorn 
2:40pm - 4:10pmWED5.6: Agriculture, land degradation and drought
Session Chair: Yuan ZHOU, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
Session Chair: Frank GRAF, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Session
Sanada 1 
4:10pm - 4:40pmCoffee break
 
4:40pm - 5:25pmKey 3: Keynote by Dr David Nabarro Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Food Security and Nutrition, and the UN System Influenza Coordinator
Supporting resilient systems for one health, food security and nutrition: participatory risk reduction at critical interfaces
Davos 
5:25pm - 6:55pmPlenary 9: Risk in agriculture

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

Davos 
6:55pm - 7:15pmOS3: Open Stage: International Year of Water Cooperation, 2013: Mainstreaming Water Cooperation into Water related Disaster Risk Reduction by Sulton Rahimov
Davos 
6:55pm - 8:00pmWED7.1: Critical infrastructures
Poster Session
 
6:55pm - 8:00pmWED7.2: Business continuity management
Poster Session
 
6:55pm - 8:00pmWED7.3: Disaster and crisis management
Poster Session
 
6:55pm - 8:00pmWED7.4: Local action and community empowerment
Poster Session
 
6:55pm - 8:00pmWED7.5: Prepardness and early warning
Poster Session
 
6:55pm - 8:00pmWED7.6: Risk governance
Poster Session
 
6:55pm - 8:00pmWED7.7: Climate change adaptation & disaster risk reduction
Poster Session
 
6:55pm - 8:00pmWED7.8: Health and medical interventions within emergency situations
Poster
 
7:15pm - 8:00pmWED8.1: GIS for Disaster Management
Session Chair: Jeff BARANYI, ESRI
Workshop organized by ESRI
Dischma 
7:15pm - 8:00pmWED8.2: Business continuity management
Session Chair: William Gene CORLEY, CTLGroup
Session Chair: Gavin John LOVE, WorleyParsons
Session
Flüela 

 
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