• 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2016

    "Integrative Risk Management - towards resilient cities"
    28 August - 01 September 2016 | Davos, Switzerland

    Abstract submission and registration open.

  • IDRC Davos 2016 - Special Musical Highlight

    Julia Gloor's Ensemble Element with Volkstoenen

    at the Opening of IDRC Davos 2016.

  • Outcomes available now!

    Sessions, Presentations, Pictures, Videos and more....

  • Planet@RISK eJournal

    Sharing practical know-how for improved risk management

  • GRF Davos Conferences

    GRF Davos is organizer of numerous internationally renowned conferences.

International Disaster and Risk Conference Davos 2016

‘Integrative Risk Management - towards resilient cities‘

28 August – 01 September 2016  in Davos, Switzerland

Registration open - Group offers available

"Integrative Risk Management - towards resilient cities"
28 August - 01 September 2016 | Davos, Switzerland

IDRC Davos 2016 will again gather international attendee from various fields, researchers and practitioners, policy and decision makers, representatives from the UN, IGOs, universities, NGOs and the private sector.

Celebrating its 10 years anniversary, the conference offers a platform for an interdisciplinary dialogue and fosters a holistic understanding of risk reduction and disaster management. The aim of the conference series is to present reliable scientific facts and technological solutions and to stimulate discussion on current challenges and opportunities among representatives from diverse scientific and professional disciplines. Through the inclusion of business and policy, we make sure that practical and innovative solutions to reduce global risks can be implemented.

We offer great deals for groups in July. Purchase three (3) regular conference registrations in the month of July and get one (1) registration FREE.

Register now! Be part of the world’s leading conference and exhibition on disaster and risk management.

3rd GRF One Health Summit 2015

Fostering interdisciplinary collaboration for global public and animal health

Outcomes are now online

The conference was held form 04-06 October 2015 in Davos, Switzerland. Over 250 researchers, policy makers and practitioners working on issues broadly in the area of public health, veterinary medicine, agriculture, biodiversity, ecosystem services, sustainable development and natural capital, in both developed and developing countries, gathered to find solutions to today's most pressing issues.

The conference outcomes are online now. You'll find an interactive conference overview, the short abstracts collection as well as the extended abstracts and poster collection all online now.

There are also all pictures and video statements from the Summit availble.

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

The official Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 publication has been released on 1 Juy 2015. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by UN Member States on 18 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The Sendai Framework is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, with seven targets and four priorities for action.

Initiates file downloadDownload the publication here.

The 2015 RISK Award goes to the AIILSG in India

Activities for risk reduction must integrate the people at risk and make use of their traditional coping techniques and knowledge. The 2015 RISK Award honours and funds an innovative and sustainable project in India.

The winner of the 2015 RISK Award is the All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG). Its project reduces disaster risks faced especially by women and children in a slum population. Pune city in Maharastra State of India is among the most multi-hazard-prone districts in the country. For the poorest of the poor the risks increase multi-folds as they have hardly any means and resources for disaster risk reduction or disaster preparedness. Approximately 21% of Pune's population (690,000 people) resides in the city’s 477 slums in uninhabitable conditions. Many of those slums are densely populated, lack basic services and infrastructure and, moreover, are located on hills as well as in high flood zones. Consequently, people are highly vulnerable to natural disasters (landslides, floods, heavy rains, earthquakes or cyclones) and man-made disasters (like fires and collapsing buildings). Women and children are the weakest and most heavily affected.

With its project “Community self-assessment and planning with women’s participation for disaster risk” the AIILSG from India aims to reduce the disaster risk of the urban vulnerable communities in slums with a special focus on children and women.

Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

Several thousand participants take part in the conference and related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

The United Nations General Assembly Resolution for 2013 on International Strategy for Disaster Reduction states that the World Conference will result in a concise, focused, forward-looking, and action-oriented outcome document with the following objectives:

  • To complete assessment and review of the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action; To consider the experience gained through the regional and national strategies/institutions and plans for disaster risk reduction and their recommendations as well as relevant regional agreements within the implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action;
  • To adopt a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction;To identify modalities of cooperation based on commitments to implement a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction; To determine modalities to periodically review the implementation of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

The Global Risk Forum GRF Davos is represented through Walter J. Ammann, President and CEO GRF Davos and Member of the UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) and Badaoui Rouhban, Senior Research Fellow.

IDRC Davos 2016 Conference Agenda

We are pleased to announce the conference programme featuring 6 Plenary Sessions, 50 plenary speeches from world's top experts and 200 oral presentations, 55 poster presentations, 3 workshops.

Sendai Updates

New DRR Framework adopted

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030 was adopted on March 18. It is available for download at Opens external link in new windowwcdrr.org

Walter J. Ammann to chair WCDRR Event

The public forum event Towards risk-informed public policy for risk-sensitive investment  will be chaired by Wlater J. Ammann, President GRF Davos. The event will draw from pilot experiences (including from DEVCO/ACP progammes and related initiatives) to discuss how governments can move to risk-sensitive policy, planning and investment through the roll-out of the following service lines: i) disaster loss dB, coupled with ii) risk assessment/profiling, coupled with iii) HFA(2) monitoring and impact indicators review coupled with iv) unpacking public investment policy, planning and expenditure coupled with v) identification of critical sectors together with key private sector partners, resulting in vi) forward-looking dialogue with and between the government and the private sector examining the suite of policy options to facilitate risk-sensitive public and private investment.

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