'Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction: from Policy to Practical Application'

Saturday, October 10, 2009 General News J E 4

International Disaster Risk Reduction Day is October 14th

WHAT: In recognition of International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, InterAction's Disaster Risk Reduction working group is holding a panel discussion on "Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction: from Policy to Practical Application."

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Representatives from leader organizations in this field will discuss why the international community should continue to substantially increase investment in Disasters Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).

WHO: Speakers include:

David Applegate, Sr. Science Adviser for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

The importance of Disaster Risk Reduction from the U.S. policy level

Margaret Arnold, Sr. Disaster Risk Management Specialist, The World Bank

The World Bank's Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives, providing a macro perspective from intergovernmental organizations

Nan Buzard, Sr. Director, International Response and Programs, The American Red Cross

Field-based Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives, providing a perspective from operational organizations implementing DRR/CCA activities in developing countries

Invited: USAID/OFDA Representative

OFDA's Disaster Risk Reduction approach, and the latest discussions regarding DRR financing

WHEN: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

10:00am to 12:00pm

WHERE: The American Red Cross

430 17th Street, NW

Board of Governors Hall (2nd floor)

Washington, DC 20006

Sponsored by the InterAction DRR Working Group

Please RSVP:

please bring a photo id to the event

CONTACT: InterAction, +1-202-552-6568,

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Oct. 9/

SOURCE American Red Cross


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