United Nations Decadal Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction
Well, its finally almost here - the United Nations third decadal conference on disaster risk reduction. This global conference was last held on 18-22 January, 2005 in Kobe, Japan. The upcoming third conference will be held 14-18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. Many prominent scientists and even heads of state are expected to attend. I am fortunate enough to be staying at the primary hotel for the meeting, and expect to be seeing quite a number of the major world players at breakfast, so to speak. I will also be leading and participating in several of the forums and sessions as a part of the global science delegation.
One of the major outcomes of this global conference is expected to a new global policy framework for the anticipation of, and response to, great natural disasters.
The program for one of these public sessions is shown below. If you happen to be there for any reason, I would be happy to connect!