International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
The Americas   

 
Meetings & conferences on disaster reduction
 

Please submit information on upcoming events related to disaster reduction to
eird@eird.org, indicating the meeting or conference title, date, location, contact person, email address and website (if available).

February 2008

Date & Location
Meeting or Conference

From 4th to 22nd

San José, Costa Rica

Course  on Disaster Risk Reduction at the Local Level
The course will be taught intensively at University for Peace, between February 4th and 22nd, 2008 and from then on annually during the second semester.
The course purpose is to equip student practitioners in environment, peace and security with enhanced knowledge, skills, resources and technical abilities in disaster risk reduction and health resilience. The course provides the tools either to prevent such disasters, to mitigate their impacts or to resolve conflicts between different social groups. UPEACE has available five scholarships for practitioners from the Central American or Caribbean regions to attend this course.
Information on the course is available at: http://drr.upeace.org/english/how.cfm
Applicants should please write to drr@upeace.org or call Sofia Montero +506 205 90 89 for further assistance and information. Admitted candidates will be notified on January 4, 2008. The deadline for the tuition payment for students who do not benefit from a UPEACE scholarship is January 15, 2008.

   

February 25th & 26th

Ontario, Canada


Upwind Downwind 2008

The 2008 Upwind Downwind Conference: Climate Change & Healthy Cities will be
held on February 25th & 26th, 2008 at the Hamilton Convention Centre in
Hamilton, Ontario. The two day conference will focus on Air Quality and
Climate Change and the linkages with public health, planning and action.

 For more information visit:
http://www.cleanair.hamilton.ca/updown/udconf.asp


March 2008

Date & Location
Meeting or Conference

March 5-6, 2008

St. Ann, Jamaica

National Disaster Management Conference (NDMC)
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), in Kingston, Jamaica, presents the fifth installment of the National Disaster Management Conference (NDMC) to be held March 5-6, 2008. In cooperation with several non-government agencies and private companies, the 2008 Conference will address two very important areas of risk management and risk reduction: landslides and earthquakes. The Conference programme includes speakers from across the field in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean and other parts of the world.

For more information contact:
Kerry-Ann Morris
E-mail: kmorris@odpem.org.jm
Tel: (876) 928-5111-4
Fax: (876) 928-5503
12 Camp Road, Kingston 4, Jamaica

   

Deadline for inscription:
February 6, 2008
Beginning of the course:
March 18, 2008

DELNET´s Course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Local Sustained Development with the collaboration of the UN/ISDR.

Inscriptions for participation in the Disaster Risk Reduction Course within the framework of Local Sustained Development are officially open. This course is aimed for Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas and the Caribbean.

Deadline for inscription: February 6, 2008
Beginning of the course: March 18, 2008
Course brochure (in Spanish)

August 2008

Date & Location
Meeting or Conference

August 25th to August 29th

Davos, Switzerland

International Disaster and Risk Conference -IDRC Davos 2008
"Public-private partnership – Key for integral risk management and climate change adaptation

The next International Disaster and Risk Conference, IDRC Davos 2008, will be held in Davos, Switzerland, and it is expected to bring together over 1.300 interested individuals, policy makers, risk managers, scientists and other risk experts from, governments, the private, civil sector, NGOs, etc. to focus on the array of risks facing society today and on effective strategies to manage and reduce these risks and disasters.

For more information visit: www.idrc.info

 


Please submit information on upcoming events related to disaster reduction to
eird@eird.org, indicating the meeting or conference title, date, location, contact person, email address and website (if available).


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