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18-21 September 2016, Haiti Caribbean Urban Seismic Risk Forum


Information about the chronogram and activities during the event.

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Concept Note

General information about the Forum.

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Logistic Note

General information about your arrival and stay in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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The 2016 Caribbean Urban Seismic Risk Forum is building on previous efforts in Haiti as well as in the Caribbean region. It aims to address challenges identified in the Understanding Risk Forum: the urgent need to expand risk knowledge and to broaden the discussion to all hazards. It further reflects recommendations of the Regional Seismic and Tsunami Risk workshop organized by CDEMA in Jamaica in March 2015, and the Seismic Risk Conference which took place in Cuba in June 2016.

The Caribbean Urban Seismic Risk Forum provides the opportunity to gather local national, regional and international and technicians and experts in the field of seismic risk, in which experiences and, tools will be exchanged regarding risk knowledge, management, communication and prevention and seismic risk in particular. More specifically, the Forum will facilitate:


1.- Present advances and good practices as well as experiences about seismic risk reduction in the Caribbean region;

2.- Strengthen regional cooperation mechanisms related seismic risk reduction;

3.- Identify opportunities to advance in seismic risk prevention and reduction in the Caribbean.


The Government of Haiti will host the Caribbean Urban Seismic Risk Forum which is jointly organized by ECHO, UNISDR, UNDP, AGERCA COOPI and the World Bank. The meeting is organized in close collaboration with the CDEMA as well as the Seismic Research Center of the UWI.


The forum will be held at the Marriot Hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from 18 to 21 September 2016.


The organization of the forum was possible thanks to support by ECHO, Swiss Cooperation, OFDA/USAID and the private sector.