Disaster risk reduction forum held, against backdrop of Shanghai Expo

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Date: 25 Aug 2010

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

Shanghai Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction, 28-31 July 2010

150 participants from local governments around the world, national representatives, academia, civil society and private sector exhibitors met in the “Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction”, held in Shanghai from 28-31 July 2010. The Forum was held within the context of the global campaign “Making Cities Resilient - My city is getting ready!” and the Shanghai EXPO 2010 “Better city - better life”. An exciting program, with plenary presentations, working groups and visit to the Shanghai EXPO 2010 permitted participants to learn, exchange experience and design ways forward to improve disaster resilience in urban areas. For more information on the specific outcomes of the forum and the recommendations emerging from the working groups, please refer to the Forum Summary (attached).

Presentations and other conference documents can be downloaded at: http://forumondrrshanghai.devnetnet.org