5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos

Global Risk Forum Davos


Sun, Aug 24 - Thu, Aug 28 2014


The 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 will be held under the theme "Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice" from 24 - 28 August 2014 in Davos, Switzerland.

IDRC Davos 2014 attempts to find solutions to today’s challenges by managing risks, reducing disasters and adapting to climate change. Focussing on a multi-sectors, multi-stakeholders  and multi-disciplines approach IDRC helps to build stronger ties with adequate public-private partnership models among risk management communities and sectors, enabling a move towards a truly integrative way of thinking about disasters and risks. The outcomes will be presented at the UN World Conference WCDRR in Sendai, Japan in March 2015 and aim to influence the post 2015 agenda such as the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA2), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the successor of the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol.

IDRC Davos 2014 will cover different risk areas, crosscutting themes and instruments. The outcomes aim to support science & technology recommendations for the HFA2, enhance the understanding of integrative risk management, suggest economic opportunities and private sector investments and provide governance recommendations.