Fire Risk in Informal Settlements Mitigating the Hazards & Building Resilience

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City of Cape Town
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City of Cape Town
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You are cordially invited by the executive mayor, dan plato, to join us in celebration of the united nations international day for disaster risk reduction.

Time

10:00 - 14:00 (GMT+2)

Agenda

WELCOME & PURPOSE

Dr Johan Minnie – Manager (Head): Disaster Risk Management Centre

KEY NOTE ADDRESS: Fire Risk in Informal Settlements: Mitigating the Hazard and Building Resilience

Alderman JP Smith – Mayco Member: Safety & Security Directorate

The frequency & severity of informal settlement fires in Cape Town

Ian Schnetler - Chief Fire Officer – Fire & Rescue Services – City of Cape Town

Guidelines to reduce fires in informal settlements

Mark Pluke – Area Head – Disaster Risk Management – City of Cape Town

Urban informality & upgrading of informal settlements

Riana Pretorius – Director – Informal Settlements – City of Cape Town

Public education and awareness programmes

Charlotte Powell – Head : Public Awareness and

Preparedness – Disaster Risk Management – City of Cape Town

Strategies to reduce fires in informal settlements

Dr Robyn Pharoah – Research Alliance for Disaster and Risk Reduction (RADAR) – University of Stellenbosch

Smoke alarms can save lives

Etienne Du Toit Deputy Director – Fire Rescue Services - Provincial Disaster Management Centre

Overview of the Mandoval Vermiculite product

Mr Andrew Lashbrooke

Post-fire investigations in informal settlements – Learning from disasters to prevent future incidents

Natalia Flores Quiroz – University of Stellenbosch

VOTE OF THANKS

Cllr Mzwakhe Nqavashe – Chairperson: Safety & Security Portfolio Chair

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