1. Impressions of the International Disaster and Risk Conference 2008 Davos, Switzerland


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    The IDRC Davos 2008 took place between August 25-29 2008. IDRC Davos 2008 aimed at formulating practical ideas for action in the focus areas. The conference resulted in a compendium of “100 Ideas for Action” that were proposed by the participants of the IDRC Davos 2008 as measures to reduce disaster risk, to promote disaster prevention and to increase resilience.

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    • Improving food security in Ethiopia


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      • Improving seed varieties in Tanzania


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        • Indira Gandhi


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          Indira Gandhi "How can information and communications technology be utilized not only as social media, but as a tool of agricultural and economic production?" Indira Gandhi looks at the ways in which ICT can be utilized in the agricultural setting. She explains the way in which this adaptation of technology could affect agricultural and economic production.

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          • Information Centres Final


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            One of a series of thirteen films profiling some of the micro projects linked to a project entitled "Capacity Challenges in Post-crisis and Transitional Situations . India and Sri Lanka" The final product will be a website and multi media CD ROM.

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            • Innocent Butare


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              Innocent Butare "How can we better understand climate change as a universal phenomenon and incorporate these issues into development strategies?" With a PhD and Msc in Experimental and Applied Ecology, Innocent Butare works as a Senior Program specialist with the IDRC. In this video Butare discusses the history of climate change. Despite it being a universal issue, he examines the disparities between the conceptualization of climate change among different communities.

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              • International Disaster and Risk Conference (2012)


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                Für die alle zwei Jahre stattfindende International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) des Global Risk Forum (GRF) in Davos haben wir neben Interview-Ecke und Projektion der Referate und Podiumsgespräche auch diverse Videoclips produziert - darunter diesen Film, der an der Closing Ceremony 2012 gezeigt wurde.

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                • John Biehl


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                  John Beihl "What affect will development and the access of millions to education and food have on current global issues and the way in which they are dealt with?" Lawyer and political scientist John Beihl is a former ambassador to the United States for Chile. He is the Founder and Director of the Institue of Political Science at the Pontificial Catholic University of Chile. In this video Beihl looks at how various social and environmental phenomenons coupled with globalization have provided a commonality among humanity that was never before attainable.

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                  • Judith Erazo


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                    Judith Erazo "How can non-government organizations (NGOs) be utilized to promote psycho-social development?" Judith Erazo is the Director of Guatemala’s Community Study and Psycho-Social Action Team (ECAP). In this video Erazo discuesses the importance of ECAP and its role in supporting the victims of armed conflict.

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                    • Judith Sutz


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                      Judith Sutz "How can we better adapt research in a way that more effectively addresses problems associated with the communities and societies of developing nations?" Judith Sutz holds a PhD in the Socio-Economics of Development and is a member of the Task Force on Science, Technology and Innovation of the UN Millennium Development Goals Project. She is also an elected fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences and edits several public policy and research journals. In this video, Sutz explains how research and development are often focused on the problems faced by developed nations, rather than those issues faced by the local populations of developing areas.

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