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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Upcoming events" Disaster Risk Reduction Calendar for 1015/013

11 new and 34 upcoming meetings & conferences on the disaster risk reduction calendar as of today. Plan your DRR Calendar.

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AFRICA
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NEW ADDITIONS TO THE DRR CALENDAR
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*  Cape Town, South Africa: International day for disaster reduction 2013
Date: 11 Oct 2013
Organizer: City of Cape Town, South Africa - gov
Location: South Africa (Cape Town)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Vulnerable Populations

*  International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013 Celebration - Living with Disability and Disasters
Date: 22 Oct 2013
Organizer: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States (UNISDR ROAS); World Health Organization - Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO - EMRO)
Location: Egypt (Cairo)
Themes: Community-based DRR; Disaster Risk Management; Social Impacts & Resilience; Vulnerable Populations


UPCOMING EVENTS - NEXT 2 WEEKS (16 to 30 Oct 2013)
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*  Uganda: National conference on disaster risk reduction (DRR)
Date: 17 Oct 2013
Organizer: Office of the Prime Minister, Department of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Management  (OPM), Uganda - gov; Uganda Red Cross Society; United Nations Development Programme - Uganda (UNDP  Uganda); United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa (UNISDR AF)
Location: Uganda
Themes: Community-based DRR; Early Warning; Indigenous Knowledge; Media; Vulnerable Populations

*  Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation?
Date: 20-25 Oct 2013
Organizer: Africa Soil Science Society (ASSS); Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA)
Location: Kenya (Nakuru)
Themes: Capacity Development; Climate Change; Food Security & Agriculture; Water

*  Third conference on climate change and development in Africa (CCDA-III)
Date: 21-23 Oct 2013
Organizer: African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC)
Location: Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
Themes: Climate Change; Economics of DRR; Governance

*  International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013 Celebration - Living with Disability and Disasters
Date: 22 Oct 2013
Organizer: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States (UNISDR ROAS); World Health Organization - Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO - EMRO)
Location: Egypt (Cairo)
Themes: Community-based DRR; Disaster Risk Management; Social Impacts & Resilience; Vulnerable Populations

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AMERICAS
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NEW ADDITIONS TO THE DRR CALENDAR
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*  Guyana: in-school art and essay competition - for students of schools for children with disabilities
Date: 11 Oct - 22 Nov 2013
Organizer: Civil Defense Commission (CDC), Guyana - gov
Location: Guyana
Themes: Education & School Safety; Vulnerable Populations

*  II Festival Cultural por una Guatemala Resiliente
Date: 13 Oct 2013
Organizer: Coordinadora Nacional para la Reduccin de Desastres (CONRED), Guatemala - gov
Location: Guatemala (Ciudad Guatemala)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Vulnerable Populations

*  Foro discapacidades y desastres: Una conversacin no tan obvia
Date: 22 Oct 2013
Organizer: Grupo Social CESAP (CESAP); United Nations Development Programme - Venezuela (UNDP Venezuela)
Location: Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep of (Caracas)
Themes: Vulnerable Populations

*  El riesgo nos toca: 1er  encuentro sobre responsabilidad de los gobiernos locales en  la gestin de riesgos y reduccin de desastres
Date: 30 Oct 2013
Organizer: Grupo Social CESAP, Redes Locales de Gestin de Riesgos de Mrida   (CESAP)
Location: Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep of (Mrida)
Themes: Urban Risk & Planning

*  Fourth annual roundtable for Canada's Platform for disaster risk reduction
Date: 05 Nov 2013
Organizer: Public Safety Canada, Canada's Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction  (PS), Canada - gov
Location: Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Themes: Governance


UPCOMING EVENTS - NEXT 2 WEEKS (16 to 30 Oct 2013)
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*  Managing fire on populated forest landscapes
Date: 20-25 Oct 2013
Organizer: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service , Canada - gov; University of Toronto; University of Washington; University of Western Ontario (UWO); Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU)
Location: Canada (Vancouver)
Themes: Climate Change; Disaster Risk Management; Risk Identification & Assessment; Space Technology
Hazards: Wild Fire

*  NOAA's 38th climate diagnostics and prediction workshop
Date: 21-24 Oct 2013
Organizer: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States of America - gov
Location: United States of America (College Park, Maryland)
Themes: Climate Change; Early Warning; Environment; Risk Identification & Assessment; Water

*  Foro discapacidades y desastres: Una conversacin no tan obvia
Date: 22 Oct 2013
Organizer: Grupo Social CESAP (CESAP); United Nations Development Programme - Venezuela (UNDP Venezuela)
Location: Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep of (Caracas)
Themes: Vulnerable Populations

*  1st international workshop on landslides in sensitive clays (IWLSC)
Date: 28-30 Oct 2013
Organizer: Laval University (UL); Ministry of Transportation, Quebec; Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)
Location: Canada (Quebec)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Early Warning; Environment; GIS & Mapping; Risk Identification & Assessment
Hazards: Land Slide

*  El riesgo nos toca: 1er  encuentro sobre responsabilidad de los gobiernos locales en  la gestin de riesgos y reduccin de desastres
Date: 30 Oct 2013
Organizer: Grupo Social CESAP, Redes Locales de Gestin de Riesgos de Mrida   (CESAP)
Location: Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep of (Mrida)
Themes: Urban Risk & Planning

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ASIA
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NEW ADDITIONS TO THE DRR CALENDAR
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*  The disaster #thisability hour
Date: 11 Oct 2013
Organizer: Oxfam - Great Britain
Location: Philippines
Themes: Disaster Risk Management

*  5th CR+I seminar: Lessons learned from the events of March 11
Date: 28-29 Oct 2013
Organizer: International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics (Geneva Association)
Location: Japan (Sendai)
Themes: Climate Change; Disaster Risk Management; Insurance & Risk Transfer; Public-private Partnerships; Risk Identification & Assessment
Hazards: Cyclone; Earthquake; Tsunami


UPCOMING EVENTS - NEXT 2 WEEKS (16 to 30 Oct 2013)
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*  The 4th international conference on sustainable future for human security (SUSTAIN 2013)
Date: 18-21 Oct 2013
Organizer: Indonesian Student Association Kyoto (ISA); Kyoto University; Sustain Society
Location: Japan (kyoto)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Early Warning; Water
Hazards: Land Slide

*  Hazard and risk management in Asia-Pacific region: Earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption and landslide in subduction zones
Date: 19-20 Oct 2013
Organizer: Global Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcanic Eruption Risk Management (G-EVER); International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS); National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST); Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Location: Japan (Sendai)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; GIS & Mapping; Information Management; Risk Identification & Assessment
Hazards: Earthquake; Land Slide; Tsunami; Volcano

*  1945 makran tsunami ESCAP project meeting
Date: 20-24 Oct 2013
Organizer: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Location: Oman (Muscat)
Themes: Community-based DRR; Education & School Safety
Hazards: Tsunami

*  First national conference on ecological change
Date: 21-22 Oct 2013
Organizer: Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change (IRGSC)
Location: Indonesia (Kupang)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Social Impacts & Resilience; Water
Hazards: Flood

*  IDRC Singapore 2013: Mega cities and urban risks
Date: 21-22 Oct 2013
Organizer: Global Risk Forum (GRF Davos); Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management, Nanyang Technological University (ICRM)
Location: Singapore
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Urban Risk & Planning; Water
Hazards: Epidemic & Pandemic; NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

*  11th international symposium on mitigation of geo-disasters in Asia
Date: 22-27 Oct 2013
Organizer: Himalayan Landslide Society (HiLS)
Location: Nepal (Kathmandu and Pokhara City)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management
Hazards: Land Slide

*  Young scientists conference on integrated research on disaster risk, future earth, and sustainability
Date: 22-24 Oct 2013
Organizer: System for Analysis, Research and Training (START)
Location: Taiwan (China) (Taipei)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Environment

*  United Nations international conference on space-based technologies for disaster risk identification, assessment and monitoring
Date: 23-25 Oct 2013
Organizer: Ministry of Civil Affairs, China - gov; United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, UN-SPIDER  (UNOOSA)
Location: China (Beijing)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Economics of DRR; Governance; Risk Identification & Assessment; Space Technology
Hazards: Drought; Flood

*  5th CR+I seminar: Lessons learned from the events of March 11
Date: 28-29 Oct 2013
Organizer: International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics (Geneva Association)
Location: Japan (Sendai)
Themes: Climate Change; Disaster Risk Management; Insurance & Risk Transfer; Public-private Partnerships; Risk Identification & Assessment
Hazards: Cyclone; Earthquake; Tsunami

*  9th APRU research symposium on multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim
Date: 28-29 Oct 2013
Organizer: Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
Location: Taiwan (China) (Taipei)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Early Warning; Governance; Recovery; Risk Identification & Assessment
Hazards: Earthquake; Storm Surge; Volcano

*  2nd international conference on enviromental hazards
Date: 29-30 Oct 2013
Organizer: Kharazmi University
Location: Iran, Islamic Rep of (Tehran)
Themes: Environment; GIS & Mapping; Urban Risk & Planning
Hazards: Cold Wave; Cyclone; Drought; Earthquake; Flood; Heat Wave; Land Slide; Tsunami; Volcano

*  Asia flood conference 2013
Date: 29-31 Oct 2013
Organizer: Fireworks Trade Media Group
Location: Thailand (Bangkok)
Themes: Early Warning; Health & Health Facilities; Insurance & Risk Transfer; Risk Identification & Assessment
Hazards: Flood

*  International day for disaster reduction 2013: Symposium on disabilities and disaster risk reduction
Date: 29 Oct 2013
Organizer: Japan Disability Forum (JDF); Nippon Foundation, the; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Hyogo Liaison Office (UNISDR Hyogo)
Location: Japan (Rikuzentakata City)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Governance; Vulnerable Populations
Hazards: Earthquake

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EUROPE
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NEW ADDITIONS TO THE DRR CALENDAR
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*  Disaster risk reduction: A concern worldwide public talk
Date: 16 Oct 2013
Organizer: Concern Worldwide
Location: Ireland (Dublin)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Risk Identification & Assessment
Hazards: All hazards approach (for educational material only)

*  Critical infrastructure protection and resilience Europe
Date: 12-13 Feb 2014
Organizer: Torch Marketing
Location: United Kingdom (London)
Themes: Critical Infrastructure; Risk Identification & Assessment; Social Impacts & Resilience


UPCOMING EVENTS - NEXT 2 WEEKS (16 to 30 Oct 2013)
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*  1st international conference '(Dis)memory of disaster'
Date: 18-19 Oct 2013
Organizer: Universidade Catlica Portuguesa, Centro de Estudos de Comunica��o e Cultura (CECC)  (UCP); Universidade da Madeira, Centro de Investiga��o em Estudos Regionais e Locais (CIERL)  (UMa)
Location: Portugal (Funchal, Madeira Island)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Social Impacts & Resilience

*  Basketball for International Day for Disaster Reduction
Date: 20 Oct 2013
Organizer: Geneva Environment Network (GEN); United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Location: Switzerland (Geneva)
Themes: Capacity Development; Civil Society/NGOs; Disaster Risk Management; Education & School Safety; Social Impacts & Resilience; Vulnerable Populations

*  7th IWA specialist conference on efficient use and management of water
Date: 22-25 Oct 2013
Organizer: International Water Association (IWA); Scientific and Technical Association for Water and the Environment (ASTEE)
Location: France (Paris)
Themes: Climate Change; Food Security & Agriculture; Governance; Water
Hazards: Drought

*  Introduction to hydromorphology and fluvial geomorphology
Date: 22 Oct 2013
Organizer: JBA Consulting
Location: United Kingdom
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Environment; Risk Identification & Assessment
Hazards: Flood

*  Wildfire 2013
Date: 22-23 Oct 2013
Organizer: Rural Development Initiatives - United Kingdom (RDI)
Location: United Kingdom
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Risk Identification & Assessment
Hazards: Wild Fire

*  Climate from the Nordic-Baltic perspective: Science, policy and economy
Date: 23-24 Oct 2013
Organizer: Institute of Communication, Tallinn University; Ministry of the Environment, Estonia - government; Nordic Cooperation, Nordic Council of Ministers ; Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Location: Estonia (Tallinn)
Themes: Climate Change; Economics of DRR; Environment; Food Security & Agriculture; Governance

*  Call for papers on disaster preparedness at the world conference on humanitarian studies
Date: 24-27 Oct 2013
Organizer: Kadir Has University
Location: Turkey (Istanbul)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Economics of DRR; Vulnerable Populations

*  OCHA panels at international humanitarian studies conference
Date: 24-27 Oct 2013
Organizer: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters (OCHA)
Location: Turkey (Istanbul)
Themes: Disaster Risk Management; Early Warning; Economics of DRR; Information Management; Insurance & Risk Transfer; Risk Identification & Assessment

*  UK national dialogue on HFA2
Date: 24 Oct 2013
Organizer: Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office  (CCS), United Kingdom - gov
Location: United Kingdom (London)
Themes: Civil Society/NGOs; Disaster Risk Management; Governance; Public-private Partnerships

*  Next steps for UK climate change policy: Delivering the national adaptation programme
Date: 29 Oct 2013
Organizer: Westminster Forum Projects (WFP)
Location: United Kingdom (London)
Themes: Climate Change; Critical Infrastructure; Environment; Food Security & Agriculture; Governance; Health & Health Facilities

*  Flood risk management: Managing extreme weather
Date: 30 Oct 2013
Organizer: Public Service Events (PS)
Location: United Kingdom (The Queens, Leeds)
Themes: Climate Change; Critical Infrastructure; Disaster Risk Management; Environment; Food Security & Agriculture; Governance; Recovery; Water
Hazards: Flood

*  Global congress on integrated coastal management: Lessons learned to address new challenges
Date: 30 Oct - 03 Nov 2013
Organizer: Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas Center (EMECS), Japan - gov; Mediterranean Coastal Foundation (MEDCOAST)
Location: Turkey (Marmaris)
Themes: Climate Change; Disaster Risk Management; Economics of DRR; Environment; GIS & Mapping; Governance; Information Management; Structural Safety; Urban Risk & Planning; Water




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