Calendar of Events 2008 - UN/ISDR the Americas

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  • 2008 declared by the UN General Assembly as the International Year of Sanitation
  • 2008-2009 World Disaster Risk Reduction Campaign: Hospitals Safe from Disasters


  • The current list may not reflect all events and is not intended to replace other more official events calendars.
For a full list of events in the Americas, please see the UN/ISDR - the Americas Calendar of Events - The Americas
For a list of international DRR-related events, see PreventionWeb's Events Calendar

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FEBRUARY

HFA Reporting Framework 2007-2009 Meeting with Regional/Subregional Partners

Panama City, Panama

February 5-6


Urban Risk Think Tank

Panama City, Panama

February 7-8

Summary document in Spanish (254 kb) / List of participants


Workshop: HFA and Local Authorities

Panama City, Panama

February 12-13

Meeting Presentations / Summary of Event


Central American Probabilistic Risk Assessment (CAPRA) & Risk Financing Workshop

Managua, Nicaragua

February 20-21

Participants: Ministries of Finance and Planning from Central America and the Caribbean


CEPREDENAC Meeting and Launching of 2008-09 Global DRR Campaign in El Salvador

San Salvador, El Salvador

February 26-27


National Platform - Panama: Test Pilot for National Reporting using the 2007-09 Reporting Framework

Panama City, Panama

February 29

List of Participants (Spanish) / Panama Guide to Reporting 2007-09 (Spanish) (163 kb)


MARCH

Climate Change Adaptation - Nairobi Work Programme

Mexico

March 3-6 little empire hack


CAPRADE meeting

Bogota, Colombia

March 4-5


Panama National Launching of 2008-09 Disaster Reduction Campaign - Safe Hospitals

Panama City, Panama - Hospital Santo Tomas

March 11 / 11 de marzo


Socioeconomic Scenarios Surrounding Climate Change Adaptation

Trinidad and Tobago

March 11-12


National Platform Meeting - Venezuela

Venezuela


Interoceanic Commission

Third Intergovernmental Group Meeting on Coordination of the Early Warning System (EWS) for tsunamis and other Coastal Hazards in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions

Panama City, Panama (Centro de Capacitacion Arosemana)

March 12-14

Further information


Andean Community Secretary General

Workshop on Testing of Disaster Reduction Indicators of Progress /Taller prueba indicadores MAH y Sistema de Indicadores de la EAPAD (SMOI)

Lima, Peru

March 25


5th International Conference on Civil Protection and Disaster Administration

March 25-28

Caracas, Venezuela

Objective: to establish a framework for action among international organizations and attending countries


Inaugural Meeting of the Technical Committee for Prevention, Mitigation and Response - the Dominican Republic

March 26

Participants: Representatives of the media and State institutions


APRIL

Peru National Meeting on the Socialization of Significant Experiences

(Encuentro Nacional de Socialización de Experiencias Significativas)

April 3-4

Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina, Salón Bolívar Piso 1, San Isidro

Lima, Peru

Further information: Event Document (Spanish - 309 kb)


Global Risk Identification Program (GRIP)- Program Steering Committee Meeting

April 7, 2008

Panama City, Panama

Meeting objectives:

1- To report on the program’s activities in 2007,

2- To discuss specific GRIP areas of work in 2008, your organization’s particular interest in them, and strategies for implementation, including financing, and

3- To discuss an expansion of the Program Steering Committee to enlarge the stakeholder basis of the program with local and regional organizations

Participants: Program Steering Committee (PSC) members

Further information: Mr. Jogchum Finnema - JogchumF@unops.org



IFRC ProVention’s ProVention Consortium Forum / Advisory Board Meeting

“From Grassroots to Global: People-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction”

Panama City, Panama

April 8-10

Forum objectives include: to explore key DRR issues with partners; to catalyze partnerships between local and regional organizations and international entities; and to contribute to other ongoing DRR processes/dialogues and identify areas and forums for further follow-up


Participation in the Forum is by invitation only

Further information: IFRC Panama


Second Meeting of Argentina's National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Buenos Aires, Argentina

22 April / Abril (10:00 a.m.)

Palacio San Martín de la Cancillería


10th Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-10)

Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO); Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands

28 Apr - 01 May 2008

More information



MAY

4th International Symposium on Flood Defence

Toronto, Canada (Westin Harbour Castle)

May 6-8

Hosted by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

More information


Central American Summit on Climate Change / Cumbre Centroamericana sobre Cambio Climático

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

May 27-29


Second Regional Meeting of the United Nations Technical Teams (UNETT) Coordinators of Latin America and the Caribbean

May 27-29

Panama City, Panama


JUNE

II Seminar “Risk Management and Adaptation to Climate Change… a Challenge Against Time”

Trujillo, Peru (Universidad Nacional de Trujillo)

June 4-5


ACS' 16th Meeting of the Special Committee on Natural Disasters

Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

12 – 13 June

Participants: Conference Bodies of the ACS High-Level Conference on Disaster Reduction


18th World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM)

This year's conference theme: Resiliency - Individual, Community and Business

Sponsors: Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP) in partnership with Diversified Business Communications Canada

Toronto, Canada: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

June 15-18

More information: Conference website / 1-888-443-6786 ext. 241 or cwright@divcomevents.com



First Meeting of High-Level National Authorities on Natural Disaster Reduction and Risk Management

OAS Hemispheric Meeting - launching of Venezuelan National Platform

Organization of American States (OAS)

Caracas, Venezuela

Tentative dates: 25-26 June


Seminar on Integral Risk Management from an Iberamerican Perspective

(Seminario sobre Gestión Integral de Riesgos desde una Perspectiva Iberoamericana)

AECID Training Center, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

30 June - 4 July

Spanish Cooperation Agency - AECID / Spanish Civil Protection

JULY

Workshop on Disaster Risk Analysis and Evacuation Protocol in Public Investment Projects

(Seminario Taller Análisis de Riesgo de Desastres y Protocolo de Evaluación en Proyectos de Inversión Publica)

Auditorio del Colegio de Ingenieros del Perú, La Libertad, Trujillo, Perú

15-16 July

Aporte académico de la Cooperación Técnica Alemana (GTZ), MEF y S.O.S Vidas Perú

Mayor información: Workshop document (Spanish only)


Launching of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in El Salvador

San Salvador, El Salvador

16 July


AUGUST-DECEMBER

Meeting of the Technical Group of the Special Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction

September 26

Port of Spain, Trinidad y Tobago


II Consultative Meeting of National Platforms and HFA Focal Points - LAC

Panama City, Panama

October 21-23


Kyoto Protocol Sixth Meeting of the Designated National Authorities (DNA)

27-28 October 2008

Santiago, Chile

For more information, contact UN ECLAC:

Tel: +56-2-210-2000, +56-2-471-2000; fax: +56-2-208-0252, +56-2-208-1946

E-mail: secepal@cepal.org

URL: http://cdm.unfccc.int/DNA/DNAForum/index.html


24th Conference on severe local storms

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

October 27-31

URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/myprofile/entry.php?eid=3203


Adaptation to Climate Change: The Role of Ecosystem Services

CATIE´s Climate Change Group

November 3-5

CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica

Workshop information

CATIE Website




UNESCO International Conference on Education - 48th session

Geneva, Switzerland

November 24-28


2008 Americas Megacities Forum / International Earthquake Conference

Los Angeles, United States

November 12 - 14

More information: Conference webpage


The Virginia Tech symposium on enhancing resilience to catastrophic events through communicative planning

Virginia Tech (VT)

November 16-18, 2008

URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/myprofile/entry.php?eid=3221


2009

First Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - The Americas

February or March 2009

Panama City, Panama


Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - Second Session

June 15 - 19, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland

More information: http://www.preventionweb.net/globalplatform

OTHER INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

- For the complete listing of International Events or those taking place in regions other than the Americas, please consult the Calendar of Events at PreventionWeb


Bangkok Climate Change Talks 2008

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP); United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

March 31 - April 04

Further information


Twenty-eighth session of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Bonn, Germany

June 02-13

Further information


International Conference on Water Related Disaster Reduction

A collaborative effort of UN/DESA, UNDP, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and UN/ISDR

Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan

June 27-29

Conference Website


International Disaster and Risk Conference - IDRC Davos 2008

Davos, Switzerland

August 25-29


3rd International Workshop on Gender and Disasters: Constructing the future in relief work, learning from womens' experiences in culturally diverse conditions

Kocaeli University (KOU)

Kocaeli, Turkey - Derbent Hotel

October 08-11, 2008

URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/myprofile/entry.php?eid=3147


14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering

Chinese Association of Earthquake Engineering (CAEE); International Association of Earthquake Engineering (IAEE)

Beijing, China - Beijing Jiuhua International Conference and Exhibition Center

October 12-17, 2008

Conference language: English

URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/myprofile/entry.php?eid=3097


International disaster and emergency resilience conference 2008

International Disaster and Emergency Resilience (IDER)

October 14-15

URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/myprofile/entry.php?eid=3225

Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance

Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines (Dusit Hotel)

October 19-22

Theme: Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction


The Importance of Military Organizations in Protecting the Climate: 2008

Paris, France (Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center)

November 3-5

More information

Online registration here

Contact Veronique Millon, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development: vmillon@inece.org

EU Member States Defence Environmental Network (DEFNET) meeting

Paris, France

November 6-7


Australian Earthquake Engineering Conference AEES 2008

Australian Earthquake Engineering Society, The (AEES)

November 21-23

URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/myprofile/entry.php?eid=3223


38th Session of the IPCC Bureau

24-25 November 2008

Geneva, Switzerland

For more information, contact the IPCC Secretariat:

Tel: +41-22-730-8208/84; fax: +41-22-730-8025/13

E-mail: IPCC-Sec@wmo.int

URL: http://www.ipcc.ch/


14th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCC (COP 14) and 4th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 4)

1-12 December, 2008

Poznan, Poland

These meetings will coincide with the 29th meetings of the UNFCCs subsidiary bodies and the fourth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) and the resumed sixth session of the AWG on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Protocol (AWG-KP).

For more information, contact the UNFCCC Secretariat:

Tel: +49-228-815-1000; fax: +49-228-815-1999; e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int

URL: http://unfccc.int


International Events - 2009

Australian disasters conference 2009: surviving future risks

Emergency Management Australia (EMA)

February 10-13, 2009

URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/myprofile/entry.php?eid=3234


16th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine

World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM)

May 12-15, 2009

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - Victoria Conference Centre

Conference language: English

URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/myprofile/entry.php?eid=3128


30th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-30)

April 2009

Istanbul, Turkey

For more information, contact the IPCC Secretariat:

Tel: +41-22-730-8208; fax: +41-22-730-8025/13

E-mail: IPCC-Sec@wmo.int

URL: http://www.ipcc.ch/


5th World Bank Urban Research Symposium: Cities and Climate Change

World Bank

June 28-30, 2009

Marseille, France

The 5th World Bank Urban Research Symposium will be held June 28-30, 2009 in Marseille, France on the topic of "Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda".

More information

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