The Working Week replaces this year's NZIS conference and is your opportunity to hear the thought leaders and visionaries from the surveying and spatial industry who will take the keynote stage. There are interesting local and global stories and lessons learnt to share.Watch what these exciting international, national and localexecutives have to say about different aspects of the overall theme “Recovery from Disaster”. Following is a taste of the keynote presentations lined up.
Tuesday 3 May - Ms. Margareta Wahlström, who was Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction until the end of 2015, will make a keynote presentation.
Margareta Wahlström has over 30 years of extensive national and international experience in humanitarian relief operations in disaster and conflict areas, and in institution-building to strengthen national capacity for disaster preparedness, response and for risk reduction.
In November 2008, Ms Wahlström wasannounced as the first Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction. She will discuss the post Sendai agenda and the role of the geospatial professional in this agenda. Initiatives since Sendai, such as the 5-10-50 global programme in support of country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters will also be outlined. UNISDR is the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction.
The programme will be underpinned by invited high-level presentations in three plenary sessions covering topics within the overall theme “Recovery from Disaster”. The nine powerful keynote speakers will set the stage on knowledge sharing and cover best practices, trends and case studies. Presenters include:
THE CHRISTCHURCH STORY "CHRISTCHURCH'S RESPONSE TO THE 2011 EARTHQUAKE" - Tuesday 3 May
Ms. Lianne Dalziel -Mayor of Christchurch.
Hon. Gerry Brownlee -Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery andMember of Parliament for the Christchurch constituency of Ilam.
The New Zealand Government’s response to the Canterbury earthquakes Responding to the aftermath of the Canterbury Earthquakes saw the Government take a strong leadership role, including establishing the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, making changes to a range of legislation to accelerate the immediate response and support the ongoing recovery, and provide economic and social support to the people of Canterbury. This presentation is also a chance to hear about the Government’s vision for Christchurch’s future.
Mr. Duncan Gibb,Founding General Manager of SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team)
DISASTER MANAGEMENT RESPONSE AND RECOVERY - THE SURVEYORS RESPONSE -Wednesday 4 May
Dr. Hiroshi Murakami -Deputy Director GeneralGeospatial Information Authority of Japan
Mr. Gregory Scott-United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management
Mr. Keith Bell -World Bank
THE PUBLIC, THE PRIVATE AND THE PREOPLES RESPONSE FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY - NEW TECHNOLOGIES -Thursday 5 May 2016
Mr. Bryn Fosburgh -Trimble Navigation
Prof. Dr. Pengfei Cheng -Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping
Mr. Sam Johnson-Student Volunteer Army
The technical programme is being signed off by each Commission Chair and will be made public shortly.
Programme information: http://www.fig.net/fig2016/technical_program.htm
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Early-bird registration for NZIS members finishes 31 March 2016 - r egister today and join the discussions on the role of a surveyor and spatial professional in the context of disasters.