Twenty workshops in three days: a packed programme at the Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

Complex crises dramatically affect our lives nationally and internationally, and we are increasingly aware of their scale and impact. These facts will be addressed in very different ways, and by very different institutions, in more than 20 workshops over three days at the Disaster Risk Reduction Symposium.

In addition to several international Red Cross societies, participants will include the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Bonn Network for International Disaster Management and Risk Management, the German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV), the Disaster Research Center of the Free University of Berlin (KFS), the Christoffel-Blinden Mission (CBM) and the Fraunhofer Institute IML.

The workshops will cover the whole spectrum of disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management, including:

  • anticipatory and participatory measures to strengthen the resilience of communities against extreme weather events
  • commonalities in heat wave risk analysis and practical measures in urban areas
  • the reorientation of civil protection required by a changing security situation
  • different risk cultures in different countries
  • how we can learn from each other and in recovery phases to anticipate future extreme events
  • where do we stand in implementing disaster risk management and the inclusion of people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, and what can we learn from the Global South in this regard?

Other workshops will highlight data and information management for disaster risk reduction. An exciting future topic: the possibilities of deriving crisis information with artificial intelligence methods and what ‘Big Data’ use in disaster situations means for us ethically and legally.

Be there, join the discussion and argue your position – together with an expected 1,000 other interested, committed and affected people.

You can register for the event here and the full agenda is here.