Among the Shanghai Expo 2010 "Better City, Better Life ", a forum focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held. The Forum consists of an Exhibit and an international Conference. The Exhibit by private sector providers, consist of technologies applicable to reducing disaster risk, for prevention, early warning and recovery processes related to natural disasters in urban areas. The international Conference is a meeting of local authorities within the context of the “Making Cities Resilient” campaign and the Shanghai EXPO 2010.
The main objectives of the Forum will be to:
- Promote an exchange of practical knowledge related to disaster risk reduction, including preparedness, rehabilitation and reconstruction of urban areas.
- Facilitate knowledge and information exchange between cities and departments in China and their international homologues in the area of disaster risk reduction.
- Foster new multi-stakeholder partnerships - between community groups, local and national authorities, and public-private sectors - aimed to reduce disaster risk at sub-national levels.
Shanghai Disaster Risk Reduction Forum
Date: 28-30 July 2010
Location: China (Shanghai)
Venue: The Conference opening plenary will be held at the DEVNET Pavilion within the Shanghai EXPO and the rest of the programme will take place at the Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center in Shanghai.
For more information and registration go to: PreventionWeb