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

Saturday, October 10, 2009 General News J E 4
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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."



(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO )



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: kazima@InterAction.org



please bring a photo id to the event



CONTACT: InterAction, +1-202-552-6568, kazima@InterAction.org



/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Oct. 9/



SOURCE American Red Cross
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