11.10.2018

Public Lecture Series: International Civil Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction

Kick-off event takes place in the Old Town Hall on 30 October. Registration necessary.


Worldwide, people are threatened by the consequences of climate change such as floods and storms. This applies in particular to people in the world‘s poorest countries, in coastal areas or in mountain regions. But also in Europe and Germany, natural events with destructive effects such as storms, heavy rains, floods and landslides have led to high losses in recent decades, and the trend is rising.

Against this background, the Department of Geography of the University of Bonn and the City of Bonn, jointly with numerous other organizations, have launched a public lecture series entitled “International Civil Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction”, providing an insight into the practical work of the United Nations, federal ministries and authorities, businesses, academia and NGOs in Bonn and in the region.

The lectures will take place on Wednesdays from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm and will be held at alternating venues. After its successful launch for the winter term 2018 / 2019, the lecture series will be continued in the summer term of 2019 in cooperation with DLR, UN-SPIDER, the Federal Foreign Office, THW and Germany’s Relief Coalition Aktion Deutschland Hilft.

Focal Points lecture series

 

Disaster Risk Reduction Worldwide Made in Bonn: Kick-off event to the public lecture series International Civil Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction

Focus: Kick-off event with introduction to public lecture series and panel discussion.
Organization: City of Bonn
Date / Time: 30th October 2018, 6:00 – 8.00 pm
Venue: Altes Rathaus der Stadt Bonn, Markt, 53111 Bonn
Language: German
Registration required: registration-international(at)bonn.de or 02 28 – 77 52 91

Invitation Kick-off event

For more Information about the international network, please visit: www.bonn.de/netzwerk-katastrophenschutz