Teachers and Students from ESPRE Attended the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference Davos 2014

Professor Shi Peijun, Director of ESPRE, Professor Ye Qian, Executive Director of IRGP, Associate Professor Liu Kai from ADREM and 4 graduate students attended the 5th international Disaster and Risk Conference Davos 2014 held in Switzerland from Aug. 23 to 29. 2015 is the transitional year for the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and Hyogo Framework for Action to enter into new phase. The main objective of the conference is to provide scientific and technical support for new development and international disaster reduction action through in-depth discussion among scientists. With BNU as the co-host of the conference, IRGP and ADREM undertake coordination and preparation work for its success as supporting organizations. They also organized special session of “the Role of the Government in Disaster Risk Reduction” and side session “Challenges and Opportunities of Risk Governance”.