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Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held from 8 to 13 May in Geneva

The Global Platform is the world’s foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.  Global Platform on Risk Disaster - full page ad published by European Voice 28 april 2011=""

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The Third Session of the Global Platform will bring together disaster risk reduction, recovery and reconstruction experts.  Over 2,000 policy makers and practitioners, from government, international organizations, NGOs, academia, and the private sector from both developing and developed countries will collect, assess and share information as well as set new directions.  The Third Session will be convened over six days (8-13 May).   

A core function of the Global Platform is to support the implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action. The proposed overall theme for the Global Platform will be: Invest Today for a Safer Tomorrow – Increased Investment in Local Action. A key feature of the Third Session will be the inclusion of the World Reconstruction Conference (hosted by the World Bank –

Three main topics are proposed including:

1) Recovering and Reducing Risks after Disasters - World Reconstruction Conference;
2) Understanding the Economics of Disaster Risk Reduction; and,
3) Strengthening Alliances for Climate Change Adaptation and Development

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