DMISA Disaster Risk Reduction Conference 2020: Call for papers
The Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa (DMISA) will be holding its 2020 conference at The Station Urban Event Space in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal on 30 September and 1 October 2020 and is proudly supported by the South African National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), South African Weather Service (SAWS) and Santam. The conference theme for this year will be ‘Impact and influence: Enhancing strategy and execution in disaster, risk and resilience management’. The Global Target from the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction that will be the focus theme for 2020 is to “substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020”. With this theme in mind and well aware that strategy is meaningless without practical execution, DMISA has decided to dedicate DRR 2020 to enhancing strategy and execution in disaster reduction, bringing about real impact in the battle to reduce disaster risk and build resilience and exercising real influence towards disaster risk reduction across sectors and disciplines.
The annual conference of the Institute is the biggest Disaster Management Conference in Africa and routinely attracts more than 300 delegates. The Institute is recognised as the mouthpiece of the disaster management profession in Southern Africa. The conference provides an annual opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders in disaster management from across Africa to gather and share skills, knowledge and experience.
Registration fees include all teas as well as lunch on both days, a ‘Meet & Greet’ Cocktail on 29 September2020 and the gala function on 30 September 2020, have been set at very reasonable rates as follows:
DMISA members: R 7 400
Non-members: R 8 800
Closing date for registrations and payment: 31 August 2020.
Late registrations, if accepted, will be subject to a penalty of R1 000 per delegate.
Contact Karin Muller or Pat Adams
Tel: 011 822-1634
Cell: 084 541 1117