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ProVention Forum


2009 ProVention Forum

Organized in partnership with UN/ISDR and the World Bank on 13-15 May 2009, the 2009 Forum will foster cross-disciplinary and cross-regional linkages and learning by bringing ProVention partners and relevant stakeholders together from around the globe.


The ProVention Forum provides an opportunity for Consortium partners and invited participants to meet and dialogue on risk issues, address critical priorities in disaster risk management and catalyse new ideas and collaborative initiatives to help drive the global agenda on disaster reduction.

The role and potential of ProVention as a forum for policy dialogue and debate on risk issues has been highlighted consistently by partners as a primary value of the ProVention Consortium. Seeking to emphasise this aspect, in 2005 ProVention initiated an annual ProVention Forum open to Consortium partners and other invited individuals or organisations.

While it is necessary to keep participation in the Forum event limited to a selected group, ProVention hopes that others who are interested in the wider dialogue on risk reduction and incentives will find some value in the Forum resources that are shared on this site.

Outputs & events

  • 2008 Global Forum, April 2008, Panama

    The 2008 Forum took place in Panama on 8-10 April, 2008. Results of the ProVention Forum will inform the development of the ProVention work programme in 2008 and beyond.

    Several pre-Forum workshops took place in the Americas region in the lead up to the 2008 Forum. Organization of these events was led by regional partners, and focused on capacity-building related to a number of the sub-themes of the Panama Forum:

    • Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation, Development and Disaster Risk Reduction 2008 - February 19-20, 2008, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
    • The role and power of women and indigenous groups in disaster risk management - March 12-14, 2008, Antigua, Guatemala
    • Developing a new generation of DRR champions: la nueva generación de La Red - April 6-7, 2008, Panama City, Panama.

    Read more about these 2008 events on the 2008 Forum webpage.

  • 2007 Global Forum, 13-15 February 2007, Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

    In February 2007, ProVention hosted its third annual ProVention Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (read the Forum report). The 2007 Forum focused on the central theme of ‘Making Disaster Risk Reduction Work’ and highlighted the practical experiences and challenges faced by ProVention partners in reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience of the communities they work with. With broad participation from ProVention partners around the world, the Forum examined key issues from both a global perspective and a special focus on Africa. (Please visit the Forum 2007 webpage to read the Forum report and for more information about this event.)

    Regional Forums, November & December 2006, Dakar, Nairobi, Johannesburg

    To influence policy dialogue and advance the Africa risk reduction agenda with local perspectives, ProVention held three forums in Dakar (report), Johannesburg (report), and Nairobi (report), in November and December 2006. Organised in partnership with ActionAid, ENDA Tiers-Monde and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the forums mainly gathered community-based organisations, international NGOs, local government, research and training institutions and the Red Cross / Red Crescent movement, whose work effectively reduced the risks and impacts of disasters upon local communities on the African continent. Participants critically reflected on the scope of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Africa. They discussed effective and replicable methods, approaches and practices for DRR, that can be developed and ‘owned’ by affected or at-risk communities.

  • 2006 Forum, Bangkok - Thailand

    February 2nd & 3rd 2006, ProVention hosted its annual Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. The 2006 Forum addressed the central theme of 'Incentives for Reducing Risk' and examined a range of inter-related topics concerning risk, vulnerability and natural disasters. Speakers' presentations and related background discussion papers can be accessed on the Forum 2006 webpage.

  • 2005 Forum, Washington DC - USA

    The ProVention/OAS Forum, held in April 2005, addressed the central theme of 'Development as a Natural Hazard Risk Management Tool' and examined how development processes can be used to reduce the risk and vulnerability of lesser developed countries to natural hazard events with a specific focus on the Americas.