The International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2010 with its motto “Risk, Disasters, Crisis and Global Change – From Threats to Sustainable Opportunities” was a milestone toward the integration of the ever more complex and interwoven portfolio of risk, security and disaster related topics, themes and trends as addressed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon in his message to IDRC Davos 2010.
At IDRC Davos 2010 some 850 conference participants from 100 countries all over the world have gathered in a unique setting and atmosphere. High-ranking delegations from The Gambia, Uganda, Republic of the Congo, from the I.R.Iran, from India, P.R. China, and Indonesia participated. (Please find the list of the IDRC Davos 2010 participants here)
Thirteen plenary sessions, around 50 special and parallel sessions, side events, poster sessions, exhibitions, workshops, training courses and cultural events provided the frame for this worthwhile undertaking. It is remarkable to realize how far the formerly fragmented, global risk and disaster community has grown into one distinctive body of excellence. (This body is reflected in the IDRC Davos 2010 conference programme)
To increase the interaction and exchange knowledge and ideas, GRF transformed the concentrated collection of ideas and knowledge presented at IDRC Davos 2010 into an interactive portfolio of presentations, video recorded plenary sessions and video statements. You find now all presentations on the GRF Davos slideshare site or integrated into our interactive conference programme. All plenary sessions are being broadcasted at the IDRC Davos 2010 TV Channel,where you can also follow more statements from conference participants.
The next International Disaster and Risk Conference Davos will take place from 26 to 31 August 2012 in Davos, Switzerland.
We are looking forward to welcome you again.