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» Call for Papers: International DRR Day Celebration Conference


We would like to inform you that DRMFSS is coordinating to celebrate the annual International Disaster Risk Reduction Day (IDRR Day) officially here in Addis Ababa and Regions in Oct 10-13, 2010

For this to happen, a group of interested and volunteers like UN organizations, different INGOs, NGOs and bilateral donors under the leadership of DRMFSS are engaged and are working assertively to celebrate the day in a colorful manner so as to enhance the awareness of the community on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.

A national conference on the main theme "Building Disaster & Climate Change Resilient Communities" is one of the activities to celebrate the International Disaster Risk Reduction day.

The conference which will be guided by the following suggested sub-thematic areas is expected to help devise ways and means in the strengthening of the community's resilience and adaptive capacity to disasters. We are inviting paper submissions on the following themes :

  • Building disaster and climate resilient communities
  • Community involvement and management of DRM and CCA
  • Public awareness for DRM and CCA
  • Building capacity for DRM and CCA
  • Early warning and climate information for DRM and CCA
  • Risk Financing for DRM and CCA
  • Gender and DRM / CCA
  • Designing and implementing multi-purpose water development projects

Please see the attached Call for Papers and Abstract Submission Format, please submit an abstract using the format to by the 16th September 2011

Abstract Submission Format

Background and call for Papers IDDR Day