6th International Disaster and Risk Conference

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IDRC Davos Programme

28 August - 01 September

Dear IDRC Davos friends

The 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference will be held from 28 August to 1 September 2016 in Davos Switzerland.

The conference is held under the patronage of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EU-JRC), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Science Council of Japan (SCJ), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

IDRC Davos 2016 offers a splendid Opening Ceremony, 9 Plenary Sessions and 3 workshops and an outstanding set of international speakers.

Join us and register now online at:http://idrc.info/registration/






Plenary Sessions’ Programme

Each conference day features a vital and diverse mix of plenary sessions, poster and oral presentations and networking events.

Our Plenary Sessions put the focus on resilience and highlight the topic from various angles. Get a sneak peak of our exciting programme below or explore the full conference agenda:

Plenaries 5 and 6: Improving Country Risk Management

Large scale natural and human-induced disasters generate considerable human and economic losses. With slightly different perspectives, OECD, EC, and UNISDR are currently supporting a number of countries in risk management review processes. The Plenary Session 5 will provide insight into the techniques of the different review approaches and highlight the value of peer learning, whereas Plenary 6 will focus on sovereign risk management strategies and on risk financing to cope with the adverse financial and economic consequences of disasters.

Plenary 7: Navigating Urban Resilience: A Social-Ecological Approach

The quest for urban sustainability and sustaining human civilization has become greater than ever before. Urban environments are densely coupled social-ecological systems featuring an intricate and complex phenomenology of risks, e.g. physical, assets and infrastructure related, technological, and financial and, very importantly, social and ecological ones.

And many more…

Meet our Plenary Speakers

It is our pleasure to introduce our Plenary Speakers who will set the tone for IDRC Davos 2016. Among others:

  • Esther BAUR, Head EMEA Global Partnerships, Director Global Partnerships, Swiss Re Management Ltd
  • Flavia SCHLEGEL, Assistant Director-General, UNESCO
  • Nikil SETH, Executive Director, UNITAR
  • Dan CHIRONDOJAN, Director EU-JRC Directorate E: Space, Security and Migration
  • Gernot DRESCH, Chief Compliance Officer,Hilti Corporation
  • May EL KHALIL, Founder and President, Beirut Marathon Association, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Stephen CAUFFMAN, US National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST)
  • Paul GELTON, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security, Netherlands
  • Stéphane JACOBZONE, Counsellor, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD
  • Barbara MAURER, Legal Advisor, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)Switzerland
  • Arnoud MOLENAAR, Chief Resilience Officer of the City of Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Satoru NISHIKAWA, Executive Director of Research, Japan Center for Area Development Research, Tokyo, Japan
  • Charles W. STEGER, President emeritus of Virginia Tech and Executive Director Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR)

Register Today!

Registration for IDRC Davos 2016 is still open!

Register today to be part of the world’s leading conference and exhibition on disaster and risk management.

Event Fee:

  • Student EUR 290.-
  • 1-day EUR 390.-
  • Regular EUR 780.-

IDRC Davos 2016 offers a vital mix of sessions and people.Connect with leading experts from around the world to discuss mutual interests, concerns, and experiences. Share ideas, strategies, and successes as you expand your own professional community.

Volkstoenen - Musical Highlight

The opening ceremony of the IDRC Davos 2016 comes up with a special musical delight.

The Swiss composer and conductor Julia Gloor created an exceptional piece: Volkstoenen (engl. “traditional tones”) combines classical music and instruments with old Swiss traditions in an unusual way.Instruments such as wooden spoons, dulcimer (Swiss zithers) and cowbells provide new tones within the classic music and open new horizons.Have you ever heard cowbells ringing to an outstanding opera tenor?

Celebrate with us the 10 years anniversary of our IDRC Davos. Spend an unforgetable evening with amazing music, interesting speeches and the occasion to network with artists, speakers and guests.

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