Shanghai Expo 2010 to hold forum on disaster risk reduction

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Date: 9 Jul 2010

Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Shanghai Expo 2010 - Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction

A “Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction” will be hosted by DEVNET in collaboration with UNISDR, UN-Habitat and ICLEI in the context of the Shanghai Expo 2010 "Better City, Better Life."

The forum will be held at the Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center in Shanghai from 28-30 July 2010. It will consist of an exhibit of technologies to help in the prevention, recovery and rehabilitation processes related to disasters in cities, in conjunction with an international Conference of local authorities within the context of the UNSIDR “Making Cities Resilient” Campaign.

The Forum will bring together representatives of local authorities from China and selected cities throughout the world, as well as international and other technical organizations and networks. The aim will be to advance knowledge and information sharing based on innovative practices and experiences in disaster risk reduction, with a view towards fostering partnership, particularly between local and national governments, civil society and community-based organizations. Additionally it will also help monitor progress in urban risk reduction, refine guidance documentation and good practices.

The conference will have three main working groups:

  • 1. Local HFA progress review and monitoring
  • 2. Capturing Local Governments and partners’ good practices and experiences - Tools and methodologies for reducing vulnerabilities and climate change
  • 3. Operationalizing Disaster Reduction in Post-Disaster Transitions to Development

    The recommendations and case studies presented in the Conference will be used in assessment reports and awareness raising material produced by UNISDR, and will inform training programmes and guidance documents in the context of the “Making Cities Resilient” Campaign.

    For more information on the conference please view the documents and related links below.