Innovation in Urban Disaster Preparedness
On Wednesday February 5, 2014 the GDPC is holding it's second annual forum event to explore key topics in urban disaster preparedness and resilience.
Urban disaster preparedness is receiving more attention throughout the world and within the Red Cross and Red Crescent network as communities face increasing challenges in addressing disaster risks. Join us in exploring innovative approaches in urban disaster preparedness and wider resilience. The event will include discussion with academic experts and disaster management practitioners from Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Participants will also have an opportunity to network and learn about recent activities of the GDPC and the global Red Cross network.
You can follow the presentations and discussion via live video stream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/red-cross-red-crescent-gdpc and make comments through Twitter @PrepareCenter.
Agenda8:45 - 9:00 am
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Rebecca Scheurer, Global Disaster Preparedness Center9:00 - 10:00am
A Close Look at Hurricane Sandy: What did we learn about urban preparedness?
Peter Walker, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
Kelly McKinney, Greater New York Region, American Red Cross10:00 - 11:00am
Allure of the Alliance: Creative approaches to resilience partnerships
Nan Buzard, International Council of Voluntary Agencies
Loy Rego, Independent Disaster Risk Reduction Practitioner
Nathan Cooper, Global Disaster Preparedness Center
Barbara Larkin, Strategic Partnerships, American Red Cross11:00 - 11:15amCoffee Break11:15 - 12:00pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Perspectives from the Philippines response
Introduction by Harold Brooks, International Services
Ian O’Donnell, Global Disaster Preparedness Center
Robert Banick, International Response and Programs, American Red Cross12:00 - 1:00pm
Chartering New Ground: Success with urban risk reduction
Carrie Santos, International Response and Programs, American Red Cross
Charles A. Setchell, USAID Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance
N.M.S.I. Arambepola, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Daniel Urena, Americas Zone, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Diene Diouf, Haiti Assistance Program, American Red Cross1:00 - 1:15pm
Roy Williams, Center for Humanitarian Cooperation