DRRC DIRECTOR SPEAKS AT UNITED NATIONS THEMATIC DEBATE

Dr. Barbara Carby, Director of the Disaster Risk Reduction Centre at UWI   was invited by  the President of the of the United Nations General Assembly,  His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, (Qatar) to speak on the Disaster Risk Reduction debate at the United Nations on April 12, 2012. She spoke on the theme, “Evidence-based decision-making using scientific knowledge in risk reduction and climate adaptation planning.”

The debate was organized in preparation for the June, 2012 “Conference on Sustainable Development” taking place in Rio de Janeiro – Rio+20.

The full debate can be seen at:

http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/66/Issues/drr/disasterrisk.shtml