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16-18 October 2003 Bonn, Germany
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International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Federal Foreign Office


Partners & Sponsors
We would like to thank the following institutions for their generous support in various forms:

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

Deutsche Telekom AG

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V.


Government of Japan

Helmholtz Gemeinschaft

InWEnt - Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH

World Meteorological Organization

We also recognize the valuable contribution of the Advisory Group represented by:

  • Norberto Fernandez, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, (Chair)
  • Henri Josserand, Food and Agricultural Organization, Rome, (FAO)
  • Seth Vordzorgbe, consultant, Ghana
  • Robyn Betts, Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner, Victoria, Australia
  • Maureen Fordham, University of Northumbria, United Kingdom
  • Slobodan Simonovic, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), Canada
  • Juan San Nicolás Santamaría, Dirección General de Protección Civil Ministerio del Interior, Spain
  • Juan Carlos Villagrán De León, consultant, Guatemala
  • Erich J. Plate, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

and the Steering Committee, composed of the representatives from the following organizations:
  • Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
  • German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV)
  • Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR)
  • International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany
  • Munich Reinsurance (MunichRe)
  • UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • UN Development Programme Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (UNDP/BCPR)
  • UN Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE)
  • UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN/OOSA)
  • UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • UN Volunteers Programme (UNV)
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)