IDRC Davos 2016 CONFERENCE AGENDA

The programme includes the IDRC Davos 2016 agenda of sessions, plenary sessions, special panels and workshops. Click on the session title for more details.

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IDRC Davos 2016 CONFERENCE AGENDA


Date: Sunday, 28/Aug/2016
2:30pm
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4:00pm
Participants Registration
4:00pm
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6:45pm
Opening: Official Conference Opening Ceremony
Room: Davos I

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Walter J. AMMANN, Chairman IDRC Davos 2016, CEO Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Davos, Switzerland
  • Simi VALAER, Deputy Mayor of Davos, Davos, Switzerland


Special Musical Highlight
Julia Gloor's Ensemble Element with Volkstoenen

  • Glockenruf: Small bells will be played that resemble goats and cowbells, concluded by musicians playing clarinets.
  • Das Labyrinth: Stephanie Szanto (Alt) and Andreas Frueh (Tenor) will play a wonderful duet, accompanied by singers sitting on milking stools that represent Switzerland.


Keynote I: An Integrated Approach to Risk Management

  • Flavia SCHLEGEL, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, United Nations Educational, Scientific amd Cultural Organization UNESCO, Paris, France


Music by Ensemble Element

  • Kranz der Helvetia: The heroic picture of Helvetia will be humorously presented along with a poem read through a milk funnel. A solo part (Alt and Soprano) will be elegantly played, followed by the clarinet and a surprising conclusion.
  • OGottogott: Have you ever wondered what the first travels on a postbus through the Alps were like? Rhythmic and bumpy? Maybe it was like an untuned horn? Close your eyes and feel the history with this wonderful music.

Interview with Andreas Frueh, tenor



Keynote II: Making Peace is a Marathon

  • May EL KHALIL, Founder and President of the Beirut International Marathon, Beirut, Lebanon



Music by Ensemble Element

  • Heimat - World Premiere: The traditional instruments form the solid base of familiarity and stability, whereas the singing represents transition, evanescence and associated insecurities. The interesting composition with a tenor solo, speaker, Hackbrett (traditional percussion instrument) and a milk funnel indicate an unusual sound experience.
  • Stets i Truure: The ensemble will positively and powerfully conclude with a newly arranged, traditional folk song by Julia Gloor.


Keynote III: Human Resilience – the Socio-Psychological Dimension

  • Jürg KESSELRING, Head of Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, Rehabilitation Centre Valens and Member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Switzerland


Keynote IV: Modern Societies and Resilience – a Key to Success

  • Dan CHIRONDOJAN, Director DG JRC Directorate E – Space, Security and Migration, European Commission, Ispra, Italy

6:45pm
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8:00pm
Welcome Reception
Date: Monday, 29/Aug/2016
8:30am
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10:00am
Session 01: Terrorism Preparedness and Response
Room: Seehorn
Chair: Laila Hussein MOUSTAFA, University of Illinois
Chair: Stefan PICKL, Universitä„t der Bundeswehr München
Session 02: Inclusive DRR: Involve the Most Vulnerable
Room: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Andreas RECHKEMMER, University of Denver
Session 03: Public Health: New Insights and Novel Approaches
Room: Sertig
Chair: James Herbert WILLIAMS, University of Denver
Chair: Reza NASSIRI, Michigan State University
Session 04: Integrative Risk Management: Assessments, Concepts and Scenarios
Room: Flüela
Chair: Sidika TEKELI-YESIL, Hacettepe University Institute of Public Health
10:00am
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10:30am
Networking Break
10:30am
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12:30pm
Plenary 1: Implementing Resilience in a World of Interconnectedness and Emerging Challenges
Room: Davos I

Plenary Session co-hosted and chaired by DG JRC, European Commission

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

  • Dan Chirondojan, Director DG JRC Directorate E: Space, Security and Migration, European Commission, Ispra, Italy

    "Linking the dots: From islands of knowledge to resilient societies"

SESSION CHAIR: Georg PETER, Head of Unit, DG JRC, European Commission, Ispra, Italy

PANELLISTS:

  • Paul Th. GELTON, Director Resilience, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security, Ministry of Security and Justice, The Haague, The Netherlands

    "The Dutch comprehensive approach to resilient infrastructures"

  • Arnoud MOLENAAR, Chief Resilience Officer, the City of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Satoru NISHIKAWA, Executive Director of Research, Japan Center for Area Development Research JCADR, Tokyo, Japan

    "Institutionalizing the Application of Latest DRR Technologies for the Public at Large, the Japanese Efforts to Reach the Last One Mile"

  • Stephen CAUFFMAN, Research Engineer, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

    "Community Resilience Planning"

12:30pm
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1:30pm
Networking Lunch
Poster 1: Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Potential Impacts, Analyses and Damage Assessments
Poster 2: Communication and Outreach DRR: Community-Based Actions and Best Practices
 
1:30pm
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3:00pm
Session 05: Risk and Resilience Indices
Room: Seehorn
Chair: Marc STAL, Global Risk Forum GRF Davos
Session 06: Governance Challenges and Emerging Risks
Room: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Alan Peter MARCH, University of Melbourne
Chair: Hong MI, Zhejiang University
Session 07: Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Context of Major Risks and Prevention and Management
Room: Sertig
Chair: Mechthilde FUHRER, European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA)
Session 08: Effective Risk and Crisis Communication
Room: Flüela
Chair: Sandra SCHUSTER, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
3:00pm
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3:15pm
Break
3:15pm
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4:45pm
Semi-Plenary 2a: Anti-corruption as part of an Integrative Risk Management – Experiences from the Non-Profit, Public and Private Sector
Room: Davos I

Plenary Session co-hosted and chaired by Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE), University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, Chur, Switzerland

SESSION CHAIR: Christian HAUSER, Professor, Business Economics and International Management, PRME Business Integrity Action Center, Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE), University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, Chur, Switzerland

PANELLISTS:

  • Barbara MAURER, Legal Advisor, State Secretariat for Economics SECO, Berne, Switzerland

    "Support by the Swiss Federal Administration and the Swiss Embassies Regarding Corruption Prevention"

  • Pascal HANS, Senior Manager, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, Corporate Compliance Services Team (FIDS), Ernst & Young, Zurich

    "Methods and Compliance Programs for Anti-Corruption"

  • Christian HAUSER, Professor of Business Economics and International Management, PRME Business Integrity Action Center, Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE), University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, Switzerland

    "Firms’ approach to corruption risk management and the effectiveness of anti-corruption training"

  • Gernot DRESCH, Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Legal Department, Hilti Corporation, Schaan, Principality of Liechtenstein

    "How to efficiently manage corruption risks in an organization with 23,000 people in 70 different countries - the practical perspective of the Hilti Corporation"

  • Konrad MEYER, Vice-President Transparency International Switzerland, Berne, Switzerland

    "The Influence of Public Awareness and Transparency on Corporate Governance and Risk Management – Some Practical Experiences"

Semi-Plenary 2b: The Role of the Media in DRR - How to link between Academia and Media to disseminate better and more timely information to the public
Room: Schwarzhorn

Plenary Session co-hosted and chaired by International Research Institute of Disaster Science IRIDeS, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

SESSION CHAIR: Yuichi ONO, Assistant Director and Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science IRIDeS, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

PANELLISTS:

  • Yuichi ONO, Assistant Director and Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science IRIDeS, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • Shinichi TAKEDA, Kahoku Shimpo, the Daily Newspaper of Sendai, Sendai, Japan
  • René MEHRMANN, Project Manager Media, Somedia Publishing Ltd., Chur, Switzerland
  • Brian Doherty, DG JRC EC Brussels:

    "The Role of New and Traditional Media in Alerting and Risk Communication"

  • Stéphane JACOBZONE, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD, Paris:

    "Risk communication by government and the role of the social media in crisis communication"

4:45pm
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4:55pm
Break
4:55pm
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5:55pm
Plenary 3: Green Development and Integrated Risk Governance
Room: Davos I

Plenary Session co-hosted and chaired by Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

SESSION CHAIR: Peijun SHI, Executive Vice President and Professor Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

PANELLISTS:

  • Qian YE, Professor, Climate change impacts, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • Andreas RECHKEMMER, American Humane Endowed Chair, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Denver, USA
  • Peijun SHI, Executive Vice President and Professor Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
5:55pm
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6:00pm
Break
6:00pm
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7:30pm
Session 09: Getting Ready - Emergency Planning
Room: Seehorn
Chair: David ALEXANDER, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Session 10: Organizational Resilience and Business Risk Management
Room: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Ghadeer Rashed ALFANDI, Ministry of Electricity and Water
Session 11: Community-Based and Empowerment Initiatives
Room: Sertig
Chair: Emma Lidia CALGARO, University of Sydney
Chair: Makarand (Mark) HASTAK, PURDUE UNIVERSITY
Session 12: Integrative Planning Towards Resilient Networks and Cities
Room: Flüela
Chair: Hedwig VAN DELDEN, RIKS
Date: Tuesday, 30/Aug/2016
8:30am
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10:00am
Session 13: Resilient Energy Infrastructure: Energy Security and Sustainability Implications
Room: Seehorn
Chair: Peter BURGHERR, Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
Session 14: Earthquake Resistance of the Built Environment
Room: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Nozar KISHI, Karen Clark and Company
Chair: Peter James MULLINS, Mullins Consulting
Session 15: Climate Change Impacts and Risks
Room: Sertig
Chair: Gisela WACHINGER, University of Stuttgart
Chair: Alexandros GEORGIADIS, Impact Forecasting
10:00am
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10:30am
Networking Break
10:30am
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12:30pm
Plenary 4: 5 Years from the 11 March 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Room: Davos I

Plenary Session co-hosted and chaired by International Research Institute of Disaster Science IRIDeS, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

SESSION CHAIR: Yuichi ONO, Assistant Director and Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University, Japan

PANELLISTS:

  • Yukimoto ITO, Vice Mayor, City of Sendai, Sendai, Japan
  • Shinichi TAKEDA, Kahoku Shimpo, Local Newspaper,Sendai City
  • Takuya ITO,Pacific Consultants, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
  • Tadao HASUE, Wellthy Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
  • Satoru NISHIKAWA, Executive Director of Research, Japan Center for Area Development Research, Tokyo, Japan
12:30pm
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1:30pm
Networking Lunch
Poster 3: Disaster Toolbox: Models, Frameworks and Indicators
Poster 4: Integrative Disaster Risk Management: From Forecasting to Restoration Strategies
1:30pm
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2:00pm
Keynote V: Turning Good Intentions to Concrete Actions
Room: Davos I
  • Nikhil SETH, Assistant Secretary-General and UNITAR Executive Director, Geneva, Switzerland
2:00pm
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2:05pm
Break
2:05pm
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3:35pm
Session 16: Awareness and Preparedness in Integrative Risk Management
Room: Seehorn
Chair: Niru NIRUPAMA, York University
Chair: Lee MILES, Bournemouth University
Session 17: Risk Mapping and Spatial Assessment Tools
Room: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Eric LINDQUIST, Boise State University
Session 18: Roles of Scientific Communities for Disaster Risk Reduction Solutions: Perspectives for the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI)
Room: Sertig
Chair: Andrew E. COLLINS, Disaster and Development Network (DDN), Northumbria University

Panel Discussion Session co-hosted and chaired by GADRI and DPRI, Kyoto University

PANELLISTS:

  • Hirokazu Tatano, Secretary-General, GADRI, Professor, DPRI, Kyoto University, Uji, Japan
  • Ana Maria Cruz, DPRI, Kyoto University, Uji, Japan
  • Sakiko Kanbara, Faculty of Nursing, University of Kochii, Kochi, Japan
  • Badaoui Rouhban,GRF Davos Senior Research Fellow, Special Advisor to the Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Natural Sciences, Former Director, Disaster Reduction, UNESCO
3:35pm
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3:45pm
Break
3:45pm
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5:15pm
Session 19 part 1: Integrating Migrants in Crisis Preparedness, Response and Recovery in Countries of Destination
Room: Seehorn
Chair: Lorenzo GUADAGNO, International Organization for Migration
Chair: Mechthilde FUHRER, European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA)
Session 20: Harmonizing DRR and CCA in Urban Areas
Room: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Anamaria BUKVIC, Virginia Tech
Chair: Florian ROTH, ETH Zürich
Session 21: Country Risk Management: Case Studies
Room: Sertig
Chair: Marie-Valentine FLORIN, EPFL
Chair: Asimiyu Mohammed JINADU, Federal University of Technology Minna
5:15pm
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5:30pm
Break
5:30pm
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7:00pm
Session 19 part 2: Integrating Migrants in Crisis Preparedness, Response and Recovery in Countries of Destination
Room: Seehorn
Chair: Lorenzo GUADAGNO, International Organization for Migration
Chair: Mechthilde FUHRER, European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA)
Session 22: Emergency Management: Efficiency and Decision Making Strategies
Room: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Olga SPACKOVA, Technische Universität München
Chair: Michael BRÜNDL, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Session 23: Resilience: Methods, Tools and Indicators
Room: Sertig
Chair: Hannah BRACKLEY, Natural Hazards Research Platform
Chair: Thomas USLÄNDER, Fraunhofer IOSB
5:30pm
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7:30pm
Media Workshop: Lessons to be Shared Between Japanese and European Media to Enable the Public to Better Cope with Disasters
Room: NZZ/Zürich
Media Workshop held in Zurich, Switzerland. By invitation only.
7:15pm
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8:15pm
IDRC Movie Night: 'Mira' - Short Film about a Nepali Village Girl who Discovered She was a Mountain Runner
Room: Seehorn
Movie screening together with Mira Rai: get the exclusive chance to ask her about the film and on her pursuit to being a world-recognised mountain runner.
Date: Wednesday, 31/Aug/2016
8:15am
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9:45am
Session 24: Critical Infrastructure Protection in Urban Areas
Room: Seehorn
Chair: Susanne SARGEANT, British Geological Survey
Chair: Matteo SPADA, Paul Scherrer Institute
Session 25: Water in Risk and Disaster Management
Room: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Mmantsae DIALE, University of Pretoria
Chair: James GLOVER, Global Risk Forum GRF Davos
Session 26: Resilience: New Approaches and Case Studies
Room: Sertig
Chair: Satoru NISHIKAWA, JCADR
Chair: Olaf HANDLOEGTEN, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Session 27: People, Debris and Shelter Management
Room: Flüela
Chair: Sakiko KANBARA, University of Kochi
Chair: Pat TISSINGTON, Birkbeck, University of London
9:45am
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10:15am
Networking Break
10:15am
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11:45am
Plenary 5: Improving Country Risk Management: The Value of Peer Learning
Room: Davos I

Plenary Session co-hosted by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France

SESSION MODERATOR: Stéphane JACOBZONE, Counsellor, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD, Paris, France

PANELLISTS:

  • Stéphane JACOBZONE, Counsellor, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD, Paris, France

    "The OECD Country Risk Review Process"

  • Aziz AJBILOU, Secretary General, Ministry of General Affairs and Governance, Rabat, Morocco

    "The Moroccan Experiences with the OECD Review Process"

  • Noureddine BOUTAYEB, Wali Secretary General, Ministry of the Interior, Rabat, Morocco

    "Morocco – the Way Forward in Risk Management"

  • Régis THÉPOT, General Director EPTB Seine Grands Lacs, Paris, France

    "Experiences with the OECD Approach at Regional Level"

  • Mehmet HALIS BILDEN, President, Turkish Disaster Management Authority, Ankara, Turkey

    "The Turkish Experiences with the EC Review Process"

  • Marc GORDON, Head, Sendai Framework Monitoring Unit, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Geneva, Switzerland

    "'The National Peer Review Process - taking the experiences from the HFA post-2015"

11:45am
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12:00pm
Break
12:00pm
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12:40pm
Keynote VI: Disaster Risk Financing and the Role of Insurance
Room: Davos I
  • Esther BAUR REINECKE, Head EMEA Global Partnerships, Director Global Partnerships, Swiss Re Management Ltd, Zurich, Switzerland
12:55pm
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2:00pm
Networking Lunch
Poster 5: Urban Areas and Critical Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities for Resilient Cities
2:00pm
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3:30pm
Session 28: Risk Transfer Mechanisms in DRR
Room: Seehorn
Chair: Chloe DEMROVSKY, Disaster Recovery Institute International
Chair: Christian H. BARTHELT, Munich Re Foundation
Session 29: Towards Resilient Built Environment
Room: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Soichiro YASUKAWA, UNESCO
Session 30: Public Private Partnership in Risk and Disaster Management
Room: Sertig
Chair: Kate KAMINSKA, Defence Research and Development Canada
Chair: Timo KNAUTE, independent
Session 31: Relocation and Resettlement Challenges
Room: Flüela
Chair: Elisa SERAFINELLI, University of Sheffield
Chair: James Michael SHULTZ, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
3:30pm
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3:45pm
Break
3:45pm
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5:15pm
Plenary 7: Navigating Urban Resilience - a Social-Ecological Approach
Room: Davos I

Plenary Session co-hosted and chaired by University of Denver, Denver, USA and GFFUR Virginia Tech, USA

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

PANELLISTS:

  • Jeff JENSON, Philip D. and Eleanor G. Winn Professor for Children and Youth at Risk, University of Denver, USA
  • Susan KEMP,Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work, Seattle, USA

    "Fostering Urban Resilience Through Innovative Transdisciplinary Partnerships: The Social Work Grand Challenge Initiative"

  • Andreas RECHKEMMER, American Humane Endowed Chair, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Denver, USA
  • James M. SHULTZ, Founder and Director, Center for Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness (DEEP Center), University of Miami School of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA

    "A Complex Systems Perspectives on Urban Disasters"

  • Charles W. STEGER, President Emeritus, Virginia Tech, Executive Director, University’s Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR), Blacksburg, USA

    "Three Dilemmas of the Resilient City"

5:15pm
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6:15pm
Closing Plenary Session
Room: Davos I

Closing Plenary Session hosted and chaired by Global Risk Forum GRF Davos


The Closing Ceremony will be the right time for summarizing the past IDRC Davos 2016, and for providing a short outlook on IDRC Japan 2017 and future GRF Davos conferences. It’s also the occasion to honour the poster award and the movie award winners, and the platform for Munich Re Foundation to announce the topic for the Risk Award 2017.

SESSION CHAIR: Walter J. AMMANN, Chairman IDRC Davos 2016 and President GRF Davos, Davos, Switzerland

SPEAKERS:

  • Charles STEGER, Prof. and President em. Virginia Tech, President Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience GFURR, Blacksburg USA

    "Co-hosting IDRC Davos 2016 - On the role of trans-disciplinary partnership and leadership in DRR"

  • GRF Davos Award ceremonies – Poster Award and Movie Award
  • Thomas LOSTER, CEO Munich Re Foundation, Munich, Germany

    "Announcing the Risk Award 2017"

  • Yukimoto ITO, Vice Mayor of the City of Sendai, Sendai, Japan
  • Yuichi ONO, Assistant Director and Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University, Japan

    "The way forward - Announcing IDRC Japan 2017"

  • Walter J. Ammann, Chairman IDRC Davos 2016, Davos, Switzerland

    "IDRC Davos 2016 – the Chairman’s summary and perspective"

    7:30pm
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    11:00pm
    Conference Dinner
    Hotel Alpenhof
    Hofstrasse 22
    7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland
    Tel. +41 (0)81 415 20 60
    www.alpenhof-davos.ch
    Date: Thursday, 01/Sep/2016
    9:00am
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    12:00pm
    Workshop 1: Education, Training and Awareness Raising
    Room: Wisshorn

    Organized by
    GRF Davos, Davos, Switzerland
    DG Joint Research Centers, European Commission, Ispra, Italy
    European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA), Council of Europe, Strasbourg
    United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva

    • Georgios GIANNOPOULOS, Scientific Officer, DG JRC EC, Ispra, Italy

      "Training in Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience: The JRC experience"

    • Beatrice PROGIDA, Special Advisor, Knowledge Management for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Services, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

      "Capacity development for DRR impact at national and local level"

    • Summary of the Session outcomes

      "Roles of Scientific Communities for Disaster Risk Reduction Solutions: Perspectives for the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI)"

    Workshop 2: Food Shock Scenarios
    Room: Seehorn

    Organized by Global Catastrophic Risks Institute GCRI

    Workshop 3: Anti-corruption: Learning Through Action
    Room: Schwarzhorn

    How to raise awareness for compliance risks with the business game TOPSIM–Honest

    Co-hosted and organized by PRME Business Integrity Action Center, University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, Chur, Switzerland.

    12:00pm
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    1:00pm
    Networking Lunch
    1:00pm
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    3:00pm
    Workshop 1 cont.: Education, Training and Awareness Raising
    Room: Wisshorn

    Organized by
    GRF Davos, Davos, Switzerland
    DG Joint Research Centers, European Commission, Ispra, Italy
    European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA), Council of Europe, Strasbourg
    United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva


     
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