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International Forum on Making Disaster Risk Reduction Work

February 14, 2007

“Making disaster risk reduction work: Building safer communities in Africa and worldwide” is the focus of the 2007 ProVention Consortium Forum. From 13-15 February 2007 over 110 invited participants from national governments, universities, non-governmental organizations, United Nations organizations, and other disaster risk reduction actors will gather in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event will highlight the practical experiences and challenges faced by ProVention partners in reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience of the communities with whom they work. The Forum plenary and parallel workshops will address a range of topics including:


  • Urban risk: moving from analysis to action
  • Risk transfer: promoting disaster insurance in low-income countries
  • Climate adaptation, slow onset disasters and disaster risk reduction: an uneasy alliance?
  • Community and civil society perspectives, local knowledge and coping strategies
  • From research and learning to training and action
  • Governance and disaster risk reduction: enabling factors and challenges


The ICLEI World Secretariat’s Resilient Communities & Cities Initiative Program Assistant, Kathleen Ryan, will participate in a panel entitled “Participation in an Urban Setting” during the workshop “Urban Risk: Moving from Analysis to Action.” Violeta Seva, Senior Advisor to the Mayor, from ICLEI Member Makati City (Philippines) will also speak on a panel entitled “Urban Risk Analysis and Urban Governance” during the same workshop. A short report on the Forum by ICLEI staff will be posted next week.


ICLEI’s Resilient Communities & Cities Initiative is aimed at mainstreaming disaster resilience in the planning and decision-making processes of local governments. For more information please contact: resilient.communities@iclei.org.


For more information visit the ProVention Consortium’s Forum webpage

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