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16-18 October 2003 Bonn, Germany
16 October 2003
17 October 2003
18 October 2003

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Federal Foreign Office


16 October 2003

8:30 - 9:30Registration
9:30 - 11:00Opening
Co Chairs of the Conference: Sálvano Briceño, Hans-Joachim Daerr
 Opening Statements
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Jürgen Trittin
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 United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Jan EgelandDownload
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 Opening Messages
Dahou Ould-Kablia, Deputy Minister of Interior, Algeria
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 Yang Yanyin, Vice Minister, Ministry of Civil Affairs, ChinaDownload
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 Chris Murungaru, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, KenyaDownload
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 Jean Seth Rambeloalijaona, Minister of Interior, MadagascarDownload
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 Paul-Uwe Söker, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Interior (Sachsen-Anhalt) 
 Jagdish Dharamchand Koonjul, Mauritius Ambassador to the UN, Chairman of AOSIS 
 Michel Jarraud, Deputy Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)Download
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 Ad de Raad, Deputy Executive-Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers (UNV)Download
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 Richard Kinley, acting Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCCDownload
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 Gregoire de Kalbermatten, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)Download
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11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00Key Note Speech
Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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 Presentation of Conference Programme (ISDR) 
12:00 - 13:45Lunch Break
13:45 - 14:30Good practices in Early Warning in Side Rooms
 The Roles of the Community
Ali Awan (Pakistan)
Community oriented early warning for disaster reduction on scientific basis
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 Auriol Miller (CONCERN, DR Congo)
Community Preparedness for Volcano Hazards: Concern Worldwide's experience in Goma, DRC
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 Ailsa Holloway (South Africa)
Early Warning – or message misread
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 Chair: Slobodan Simonovic (ICLR), Rapporteur: John Handmer (Australia) 
 Global Early Warning Systems
Ryosuke Kikuchi (Japan)
Using real time flood forecasting and prediction to support flood control decision-making
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 Wolfgang Steinborn (Germany)
The international Charter Space and Major Disasters and examples of flood warning improvement with information from space
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 Laura Kong (USA)
Early Warning Systems on Tsunamis from Hawaii
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 Chair: Seth Vordzorgbe (Ghana), Rapporteur: Don Wilhite (USA)Download
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 Early Warning Systems for Geological Hazards
Djumarma Wirakusumah (Indonesia)
Early warning systems for geological hazards in Indonesia
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 Charley Douglas (Vanuatu)
Vanuatu volcanic early warning system
 Dario Tedesco (Italy)
The January 2002 volcanic eruption at Mt Nyiragongo: UN Risk reduction strategies for the Nyiragongo volcano activity
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 Chair: Alberto Maturana (Chile), Rapporteur: Henri Josserand (FAO)Download
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14:45 - 16:00Special Session on Wildland Fire
John Roads (USA)
EW wildland fire at global to national level: experimental climate prediction
(PDF 79 KB)
 Helmut Dotzauer (Germany)
EW wildland fire at local level: Community-based fire management
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 Johann Goldammer (Germany)
Global synthesis: Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)
(PDF 68 KB)
 Chair: Pedro Basabe (ISDR), Rapporteur: Valerie Bode (Austria)Download
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 Integrating Early Warning into Public Policy Processes (Plenary)
Chair: Kamal Kishore, UNDP, Rapporteur: Robyn Betts, Australia
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 Integration of disaster reduction and early warning into public policy and development
Jean Seth Rambeloalijaona. Minister of the Interior, Madagascar
Questions & Answers
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 Integrating early warning schemes into flood protection management
Stanislaw Tillich, Minister of State, Saxony, Germany
Questions & Answers
 Integrating early warning of environmental threats into policy to achieve sustainable development
Norberto Fernandez, UNEP Division for Early Warning and Assessment
Questions & Answers
 Early Warning, a Tool for Climate Risk Management
Reid Basher, Senior Advisor, ISDR
Questions & Answers
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16:00 - 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00Panel Discussion (Plenary)
Chair: Kenneth Davidson, (World Meteorological Organization, WMO)
Rapporteur: Ailsa Holloway, (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
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 New Technologies and Low-tech Solutions for Early Warning Systems
 Laban Ogallo, (Drought Monitoring Center, Kenya) 
 Juan Carlos Villagran (Guatemala)Download
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 Maureen Fordham, (University of Northumbria, UK) 
 Douglas Pattie (UNCCD) 
 Thomas Schaef (GTZ) 
18:00 - 19:00UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction Ceremony
Presentation of 2003 Sasakawa Award nominees
Venue: Kunstmuseum, Museumsmeile, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2
 Cocktail hosted by the City of Bonn