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Opening Ceremony

Sunday, 26 August 2012

FEATURING MUSIC PART 1:

Serenata by Pietro Mascagni
Roger WIDMER, Tenor accompanied by Stefan WIRTH, Grand Piano


WELCOMING REMARKS:

Walter J. AMMANN, President, Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Davos, Switzerland
Ambassador Martin DAHINDEN, Director General, Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency SDC, Bern, Switzerland
Stefan ENGLER, Senator, Canton of Grisons, Swiss Federal State Council, Surava, Switzerland
Simi VALÄR, President, Municipal Council, City of Davos, Davos, Switzerland


OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESSES:

Margareta WAHLSTRÖM, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction UNISDR, Geneva, Switzerland
”Managing Disaster Risk for Resilience in the 21st Century”


Andreas GÖTZ, President, Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazard Reduction PLANAT, Vice-Director Federal Office for Environment, FOEN, Berne, Switzerland

”The Swiss Strategy to Cope with Natural Hazards” 


 

FEATURING MUSIC PART 2:

Ständchen by Franz Schubert
Roger WIDMER, Tenor accompanied by Stefan WIRTH, Grand Piano


MUNICH RE FOUNDATION RISK AWARD: ”Early warning in urban areas”

Walter J. AMMANN, President, Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Davos, Switzerland
Margareta WAHLSTRÖM, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction UNISDR, Geneva, Switzerland
Thomas LOSTER, Chairman, Munich Re Foundation, Munich, Germany

The inaugural RISK Award was presented at the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012 on 26 August to a project aimed at using basic means to reduce the risk of flooding in slum areas of the city of Beira in Mozambique. Please find below a short introduction to the winnig project:

Martin Becher - Making the City of Beira Resilient to Floods and Cyclones


  
 

FEATURING MUSIC PART 3:

You Do Something to Me by Cole Porter
Roger WIDMER, Tenor accompanied by Stefan WIRTH, Grand Piano