The IDRC Davos 2012 agenda enables active knowledge sharing, helping to drive good practice and build capacity. Social events and exhibitions also offer the opportunity to discuss ideas, foster partnerships and strengthen professional and personal networks.
A detailed version of a tentative IDRC Davos 2012 conference agenda is available here.
Overview of the IDRC Davos 2012 Conference agenda (please click on the overview to download a readable PDF version):
The plenary sessions of IDRC Davos 2012 will provide participants with presentations, discussions, solutions and ideas from international experts representing the private sector, governmental bodies, UN Institutions, research and practitioners. Respecting the Integrative Perspective of Risk Management, each plenary session aims at providing an overview from each stakeholder and always focussing on all parts of the risk cycle, covering prevention, intervention and recovery.
Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions and Workshops
Input papers submitted and reviewed by a Scientific and Technical Advisory Board to the IDRC, will be assembled to parallel sessions and poster sessions which aim to support the plenary sessions and the overall foci of the conference. The sessions will be designed to foster debate and interaction amongst the participants and focus on the key questions of the IDRC Davos 2012. Other side events, such as sessions and workshops organised by external stakeholders, will also provide companies, institutions and organisations the opportunity to discuss their foci with the interested audience of IDRC Davos 2012.
Pre- and Post- Conferences, Meetings and Workshops
Organisations and Companies will have the chance to organise a conference workshop or meeting before and after the IDRC Davos 2012. GRF Davos will provide the logistical support where the input will be provided by the organisation or company planning to organise a pre- or post- conference, meeting or workshop.
During IDRC Davos 2012 companies, organisations and institutions will be able to present their work, institution and mission at an exhibition area. IDRC Davos 2012 offers 1’450 m2 of exhibition space in a completely renewed conference centre.
Munich Re Foundation, GRF Davos and United Nations Secretariat for the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) jointly launched the RISK AWARD at the 3rd Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2011. The RISK AWARD offers €100,000 to a risk reduction project that will contribute to increasing people’s resilience to disasters, especially in developing communities which are most at risk. The RISK AWARD prize will be awarded every two years at the International Disaster and Risk Conferences in Davos, starting with its first award ceremony at the IDRC Davos 2012.
Interactive Conference Programme
IDRC Davos 2012 will once again use innovative and new ways for knowledge exchange and interaction. Video statements and/or presentations by participants will be collected and uploaded to the World Wide Web. Additionally all plenary sessions will be live streamed and recorded as well. The gathered information, knowledge and ideas will be bundled and archived online within an interactive IDRC Davos 2012 conference programme. This interactive portfolio will be available after the conference to the wider public and provide a sound knowledge platform.