The proceedings of the first session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GO/DRR) is now available on the UN-ISDR website.
he Americas Megacities Forum 2007 (AmMF 2007) was officially opened on 19 September 2007 by Mr. Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, Head of Mexico D.F. Government, and Dr. Fouad Bendimerad, Chairman of EMI.
EMI organized a panel session entitled “Coping with Disasters in Megacities and Complex Urban Areas” at the 7th IIASA/DPRI Forum on Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) in Stresa, Italy on 19-21 September 2007.
At a meeting in Kobe, Japan, a consensus to launch a Global Forum on Urban and Megacities Risk was reached among a group of city associations. The Forum should focus its activities on bringing tools and commitment to cities on how to implement risk reduction measures to address the root causes of urban vulnerabilities and filling the current gaps in knowledge, policy, organization, and practice related to urban and megacities’ disaster risk reduction.
Although there has been a long silence from the DRM Knowledge Base team, we have been intensively working in the collection of City Profiles and Sound Practices.