The following weeks will be flourishing with opportunities for the disaster management community around the world. In case you have missed the information on them, here are some major upcoming events that you might want to follow.
- 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2017), 21-24 May, Albi, France (https://iscram2017.mines-albi.fr/index.html)
The ISCRAM conference aims at exploring all dimensions of Information System domain to improve and contribute to Crisis and Disaster Management. The scope is by far incredibly wide, which makes one of the main attractive features of ISCRAM conference: “Information System” includes social, psychological, organizational, technological (and many others) aspects, while “Crisis and Disaster Management” refers to all kind of events that affects significantly human kind, from natural disasters to terrorist attacks via all types of accidents. Each and every article presented during ISCRAM conference must have one “Information System” component and one “Crisis and Disaster Management” component.
- 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 22-26 May, Cancun, Mexico (http://www.unisdr.org/conferences/2017/globalplatform/en/)
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Global Platform), as recognized by the UN General Assembly, is the main forum at the global level for strategic advice, coordination, partnership development and the review of progress in the implementation of international instruments on disaster risk reduction. It was established in 2006 and is now the world's foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.
The 2017 Global Platform will mark the first opportunity for the international community to review global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and expects more than 5000 participants.
Find Agenda and Official Programme of the event here.
- Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference, 22-23 May, Cancun, Mexic (http://www.wmo.int/earlywarnings2017/)
The Conference will be hosted by the Government of Mexico in conjunction with the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The goal of the Conference is aligned with the Sendai Framework's Seventh Global target:
“Substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to the people by 2030.”
- 4th World Landslide Forum, 29 May – 2 June, Ljubljana, Slovenia (https://www.wlf4.org/)
The forum has invited for participation scientists, engineers, and researchers/policy makers working in the area of landslide technology, landslide disaster investigation and landslide remediation.
The event is jointly organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (Kyoto, Japan), the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), the University of Ljubljana and the Geological Survey of Slovenia. The Forum is a contribution to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 which was adopted by UN Member States in March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3rd WCDRR) in Sendai City, Japan.
- 8th i-Rec Conference: Reconstruction & Recovery for Displaced Populations & Refugees, 1-2 June, Toronto, Canada (http://adersim.info.yorku.ca/irec2017/)
The main goal of i-Rec conferences is to contribute to disaster reconstruction and recovery knowledge and its applications in disaster impacted populations through interdisciplinary research and information sharing with various stakeholders. The 2017 i-Rec conference seeks to understand how disaster recovery and reconstruction knowledge and practice can contribute to the recovery and reconstruction of displaced and refugee populations.
In particular, the conference seeks to push the boundaries of knowledge on recovery and reconstruction and develop new areas of inquiry that help to solve the complex problems related to forced displacement. The conference is expressly designed to bring researchers, practitioners, and policy makers together to collaborate in moving this critical issue forward, and to bring it to the attention of decision makers faced with the realities of forced displacement.
- 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, 5-9 June, Glasgow, UK (http://ecca2017.eu/conference/)
The theme of ECCA 2017 is ‘Our Climate Ready Future’. The vision of the organisers is that this conference will inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment.
It will bring together the people who will deliver action on the ground - from business, industry, NGOs, local government and communities - to share knowledge, ideas and experience with researchers and policymakers. Set in the cultural city of Glasgow, at the heart of a city-region that is putting climate adaptation and climate justice at the core of decision-making, ECCA 2017 offers a unique opportunity to visit many innovative local adaptation projects and share experience of how climate adaptation can work in practice.