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Written by Joachim Willms [Managing Director]   
EWC III - Third International Early Warning Conference

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Priorities and Projects Forum Programme

27 March 2006

10:00

Welcome Address by the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

10:15

Opening Address by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Jan Egeland

10:30

Message from the Mayors' Conference on Early Warning, delivered by Mr Juan del Granado Cosio, Lord Mayor of the City of La Paz

10:35
Keynote

Keynote Address by Ms Katherine Sierra, World Bank, Vice-President Infrastructure

10:55

Organizational Matters

11:00

Plenary adjourns

11:00

Press Conference

11:30

Opening of Poster Session

12:25

Plenary resumes

12:30

Address by Special Guest President William J. Clinton, UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, Followed by a Short Discussion

13:30

Plenary adjourns

13:00-
15:00

Lunch Break

15:00

Opening of Session by Chairman

15:05

Overarching Issue 1: A Global Early Warning System; Who is Responsible and How can it be Achieved?

Keynote

International Action and Governance to Build Reliable Systems Worldwide, to Energise Partnerships, and to Capitalize on Opportunities and Plug the Gaps
Keynote: Sir David King (Chief Scientific Advisor, UK)

15:30

Introduction to Session 1: EARTH
Shaking, Blasting and Sliding - Ready and Resilient for the Hazards of the Earth

During this session, the following projects will be presented that illustrate problems encountered and solutions offered in relation to earthquakes, landslides and volcanic activity

Projects

Discussion Themes

15:35
Presentation

From Local Action to National Cooperation: A National and People Centered Early Warning System in Tajikistan

Public Awareness and Education

15:50
Discussion

Mr. Mirzo Zioyev (Minister of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense), Ms. Nigia Alieva (United Nations Disaster Rick Management Project, UNDRMP)

Community Response Capability

16:15
Presentation

An Early Warning System for Hazards of the Tungurahua and Cotopaxi Volcanoes, Province of Tungurahua, Ecuador

Hazard Assessment

16:30
Discussion

Mr Mauro Rodriguez Benítez (Coordinator, Junta Provincial de Seguridad Ciudadana y Defensa Civil de Tungurahua),
Hugo Yepes (Director, Instituto Geofísico, Escuela Politécnica Nacional)

Risk Assessment and Perception

16:55
Presentation


17:10
Discussion

A Warning Analysis Network and Site for Iran
Mohammad Reza Houshmand Marvasti (National Disaster Task Force of the Ministry of Interior)

Forecasting and Technical Monitoring Systems

17:35
Presentation

Flooding and landslides Early Warning Systems in the City of La Paz, Bolivia
Dr Juan del Granado Cosio (Lord Mayor, City of La Paz)

Decision-making Processes for Communication and Dissemination of Warnings

17:50
Discussion

Short Presentation of Geographical Analysis of the Watershed of the Mocotíes and Lineamientos Valley and Urban Local Plan for Sustainable Development for the Community of Santa Cruz de Mérida, Venezuela
Mr Alejandro Linayo (FUNDAPRIS, Fundación para la Prevención del Riesgo Sísmico, Universidad de Los Andes)

18:25

Wrap up Earth Session

18:30

Close by Chairman

19:00

Reception hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office

28 March 2006

09:00

Opening of Session by Chairman

09:03

Feedback from Symposium Session 1: Multi-hazard Approaches

09:10

Overarching Issue 2: National Warning Systems for all Hazards and all People

09:20
Keynote

Welding the Best Players into the Best Team for the Best Results: Politicians, Hazard Experts, disaster authorities, media, community leaders
Keynote: Ms Barbara Carby (Director, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Kingston, Jamaica)

09:35

Introduction to Session 2: WATER
Too much or little - coping with the hazards of Water

Participants will be presented with the following projects to illustrate problems and solutions related to climate risks, floods and tsunamis:

Projects

Discussion Themes

09:40
Presentation

Enhancing Hydroclimate Monitoring, Early Warning and Applications for the Reduction of Climate Related Risks in the Greater Horn of Africa

Vulnerability Assessment

09:55 Discussion

Prof. Laban Ogallo, IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre

Gender and Cultural Diversity

10:25 Presentation

Implementing a Real-time Flood Forecasting System for East Sea Region
Fatih Keskin (General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works DSI)

Understanding and Respecting Warnings

10:40 Discussion

Reliability of Warnings

11:10 Presentation

11:25 Discussion

Towards a Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Response System in West Africa: A Multi-Hazard Approach to Forecasting Adverse Health Impacts in Africa
David Rogers (World Meteorological Organization)

Benefits and Challenges of a Multi-hazard Approach

11:55 Presentation

Early Warning Systems for Natural Hazards in the Bi-national River Basin Catamayo-Chira
Rodrigo Vivar Bermeo (Prefect, Province of Loja, Ecuador), Lorenzo Salazar Chavesta (Deputy Director, Gerencia de Recursos, Piura, Peru)

International/ Regional Cooperation and Coordination

12:10 Discussion

National Cooperation and Coordination

12:40 Presentation

Establishment of an Information Chain to Influence the Behaviour of Populations Exposed to Atmospheric and Geological Risks (Cyclones and Tsunamis) in the Caribbean Basin and the Atlantic Ocean, with a View to Reducing their Vulnerability
Victorin Lurel (the President of the Regional Council of Guadaloup), Pierre-Marie Sarant (CORISK), PIRAC

(Discussion after lunch break)

12:55

Session adjourns; House-keeping Matters (Secretary); Close of Session (Chairman)

13:00-
15:00

Lunch Break and Workshops

13:00-
14:00

The African Centre for Early Warning and Disaster Reduction in the Indian Ocean AfrEDI (Room G/F) and
Risk Management of Extreme Floods, GeoResearchCentrePotsdam & University Karlsruhe (Room E)

13:00-
15:00

Wildland Fire, Global Fire Monitoring Centre (Room D). This will include presentation of two projects:
Global Early Warning System for Wildland Fire, T. Keenan, W. De Groot, G. Morgan;
Early Alert, Monitoring and Impact Asessment System for Forest Fires in Mexico and Central America, Dr. Rainer Ressl; The National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity

14:00-
15:00

Tsunami Early Warning Strengthening Project in the Indian Ocean: Partnership for Building Resilience to Tsunamis, ISDR Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning & Partners (Room G/F); and
Education and Knowledge: Protecting Schools & Promoting Disaster Risk Awareness to Save Lives (Knowledge and Education ISDR System Cluster), (Room E)

15:00

Chairman reconvenes Plenary

15:03
Discussion

Disussion Session 2 continued
Discussion Themes: Integrating Early Warning into Development Plans and Poverty Reduction Strategies; People Centered Early Warning Systems; Tsunami

15:45

Wrap up Water Session (Moderator)

15:50

Close of Session (Chairman)

15:50-
16:00

Coffee Break

16:00

Chairman reconvenes Plenary

16:05

Introduction to Session 3: AIR
Weather Eyes Open - Predicting and Responding to Hazards of the Air

During this session, the following projects will be presented, to illustrate problems and solutions related to drought and desertification, storms and climate risks:

Projects

Discussion Themes

16:10 Presentation

Development of a Regional Sand and Dust Storm Early Warning System (SDS-EWS) in North East Asia

Knowledge Transfer

16:25 Discussion

Dr Zhang Xiao-Ye (Director, Center for Atmosphere Watch and Services, China Meteorological Administration)

Access to Data and Information

16:55 Presentation

Early Warning Communications System for Kingdom of Tonga

People Centred Dissemination Systems

17:10 Discussion

Mr Maliu Takai (Deputy Director, National Disaster Management Office)

Technical Dissemination Systems and Equipment

17:40

Feedback from Symposium Session 2: Mega Events

17:45

Session adjourns; House-keeping Matters (Secretary); Close of Session (Chairman)

18:30

Reception hosted by the City of Bonn

29 March 2006

09:00

Chairman reconvenes Plenary; Moderator resumes Session

Projects

Discussion Themes

09:05
Presentation

Development of an Advanced Tropical Cyclone Early Warning System for the Philippines
Dr Prisco Nilo (Deputy Director, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration PAGASA)

Strengthening Institutional Capacities and Mechanisms

09:20
Discussion

Early Warning Pays Off

09:50 Presentation

10:05 Discussion

Early Warning Systems for Desert Locusts – A West Africa Pilot Project
Mr Mactar Ndiaye (Directeur, Météorologie Nationale, Senegal)
M.V.K. Sivarkumar (Chief, Agricultural Meteorology Division, WMO)

Legal and Policy Frameworks


Making Early Warning a Long Term Priority

10:35

Wrap up Air Session

10:40

Introduction of Overarching Issue speakers Eunice Mucache and Henri Josserand

10:45
Keynote

Overarching Issue 3: The Ultimate Question Who Gets the Message and What Should They do? Engaging communities, building awareness and preparedness, and making early warning systems people-centred
Keynote: Ms. Eunice Mucache (Director of Programmes of the Mozambique Red Cross Society)

Overarching Issue 4: Early Warning for Early Action - Mobilizing the International Community
Keynote: Mr. Henri Josserand (Chief, ESCG, Global Information and Early Warning System, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation)

11:30

Chairman adjourns Session

11:30-
12:00

Coffee Break

12:00

Chairman reconvenes Plenary (inclunding the Participants of the Technical and Scientific Symposium)

12:05

Feedback from Symposium Session 3: People, Politics, Economics

12:10

Conclusions from Symposium (Dr Irmgard Schwaetzer)

12:20

Conference Conclusions (Moderator)

12:35

Final Remarks, (Co-Chair Salvano Briceno)

12:45

Closing Remarks and Conference Statement (Co-chair H.-J. Daerr)

12:55

House-keeping Matters (Secretary)

13:00

Close by Chairman / Conference ends

 
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