Date:13 January 2020  ~ 15 January 2020 
Venue:Bali, Indonesia

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The 9th International Conference on Building Resilience will be held in Indonesia, which is widely recognised as one of the world's most natural disaster-prone areas and is at risk to multiple hazards, including flooding, earthquakes, landslides, tsunami, volcano, and cyclone. Over the last 30 years, there have been an average of 289 significant natural disasters per year and an average annual death toll of approximately 8,000. Like many other countries, climate change is also recognised as a key threat to Indonesia's development, especially for lower-income groups. Rising sea levels and changing weather patterns may lead to increased uncertainty in water availability, food production, and disruptions to transport, commerce, and urban development.

The 9th International Conference on Building Resilience will be held in Indonesia, which is widely recognised as one of the world's most natural disaster-prone areas and is at risk to multiple hazards, including flooding, earthquakes, landslides, tsunami, volcano, and cyclone. Over the last 30 years, there have been an average of 289 significant natural disasters per year and an average annual death toll of approximately 8,000. Like many other countries, climate change is also recognised as a key threat to Indonesia's development, especially for lower-income groups. Rising sea levels and changing weather patterns may lead to increased uncertainty in water availability, food production, and disruptions to transport, commerce, and urban development.

According to the GFDRR, the Government of Indonesia spends $300 to $500 million annually on post-disaster reconstruction. Costs during major disaster years reach 0.3 percent of national GDP and as high as 45 percent of GDP at the provincial level. The growing losses from disasters in Indonesia and many other countries around the world are not sustainable and will severely hinder society's ability to address wider development goals.

Effective reduction of losses and risks from natural and human induced hazards, and climate extremes, requires integrated actions at different levels of governance. One of the greatest challenges faced by governments is in creating institutional convergence that integrates global goals emanating from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (PACC) and the World Humanitarian Summit. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) are part of key agendas being considered in all these recent global agreements.

The 9th International Conference on Building Resilience, with the theme 'Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Building Resilient Cities', will bring together the full diversity of the science community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels to share state of the art research, and discuss how the science community will best support convergence that integrates global goals emanating from the 2030 development agendas.

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) are issues that cut across different sectors, which requires trans-disciplinary and trans-boundary approaches with the support of the natural and social sciences, including for natural hazards and applied fields such as health, agriculture, economics, environment, engineering and technology. Science can and should play an important role in reducing risk and building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

The conference will culminate in the development of a briefing paper that identifies approaches that could help achieve better synergies in implementation of these frameworks on the ground via programmatic integration, collaboration, capacity, and innovation.

The Conference will be held as part of the "Towards First Centennial of Technical Higher Education in Indonesia (PTTI) - Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) commemoration". ITB as a centre of excellence for science, technology and art in Indonesia, will conduct a series of activities for 2017-2020 which include International Conferences, National Seminars, Panel Discussions, Talkshows, Exhibitions, and many others which comply to the theme of commemoration: to encourage and support advances in science, technology and art which have a beneficial impact to society.

About ICBR

ICBR is series annual international conferences using "resilience" as an analytical framework to better understand how society can prepare for and respond to the threats posed by natural and human induced hazards. The inaugural conference, held in 2008, was held at Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka. The conference returned to Sri Lanka in 2011 and 2013, before moving to a range of international venues. Subsequent conferences have been held in Greater Manchester, UK (2014), Newcastle, Australia (2015), Auckland, New Zealand (2016), Bangkok, Thailand (2017) and most recently in Lisbon, Portugal (2018). These conferences brought together major international networks to address global challenges and advance research agendas. The conferences regularly attract over 300 delegates from a wide spectrum of countries, disciplines and sectors.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submissions (Deadline): 30 April 2019

Abstract Acceptance Notification: 31 May 2019

Full Paper Submissions: 6 September 2019

Conference day: 13 - 15 January 2020

Themes:

The conference has eleven tracks that address a diverse range of challenges and approaches that can support efforts towards disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption.

1. Multi hazard early warning systems

2. Disaster risk governance

3. Forced migration, displacement and disaster nexus

4. Understanding and operationalizing risk-related concepts

5. Converging climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

6. Public and private partnership in disaster risk reduction

7. Disaster risk reduction for tourism industry

8. Disaster risk management of cultural heritage

9. Critical infrastructure

10. Resilient urban design and planning

11. Build Back Better

Special Features:

· ­Inter-disciplinary themes; papers subject to double blind peer review by international scientific committee

· ­Lessons Learnt from Palu and Sunda Straits Tsunami

· ­ICG/IOTWMS Working Group / Task Team Meeting

· ­Governance of the Upstream-Downstream Interface in

· end-to-end Tsunami Early Warning Systems

· ­Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into the Construction Process

· ­ Special Lecture Events

· ­ Special Technical Sessions on CABARET project on multi hazard early warning

· ­ Making cities resilient to disasters campaign event

· ­ Doctoral school

Submission Types:

All submissions are managed through the EasyChair conference management system. The submission web page for ICBR 2019 is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icbr2019. The system will open for submissions on Monday 25th March 2019.

We welcome contributions from a wide range of scientific disciplines, and perspectives from policy and practice. In order to accommodate this wide range of expertise, and promote the development of practical, evidence-based guidance, submissions are welcome in the following forms:

  • ­Academic Paper and Presentation - Abstract and full paper submission required, subject to double blind peer review.
  • ­Academic or Policy and Practice Abstract and Presentation - Abstract submission only, subject to peer review
  • ­Poster Presentation - Abstract and poster submission only, non-peer review.
  • ­Doctoral School - Abstract and full paper submission required, subject to double blind peer review. For students registered at recognised Higher Education Institutes.

Organised by:

Research Centre for Disaster Mitigation and the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development | Institute Technology of Bandung, (Indonesia)

Global Disaster Resilience Centre | University of Huddersfield (UK)

In Association with:

UNISDR

UNESCO IOC ICG/IOTWMS

Indonesian Disaster Expert Association (IABI)

School of Government and Public Policy, Indonesia

University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

University of Cantabria, Spain

University of Mining and Geology, Bulgaria

University of Malta, Malta

Riga Technical University, Lativa

University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Andalas University, Indonesia

Maldives National University, Maldives

De La Salle University, Philippines

Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Mandalay Technological University, Myanmar

University of Yangon, Myanmar

University of Swansea, United Kingdom

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

CABARET (CApacity Building in Asia for Resilience EducaTion), co-funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme

Mitigating hydro meteorological hazard impacts through improved transboundary river management in the Ciliwung River Basin, a project jointly funded by Indonesia's Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti) and the UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)

We look forward to receiving your submission. For more information, please visit: https://icbr09itb100.itb.ac.id.