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Provisional Programme

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(updated 5 May 2011)

Regional Side Events and Regional Sessions

Joint GOFC-GOLD / Global Wildland Fire Network Meeting - Draft Agenda
Monday, 9 May 2011
(Update Status: 28 March 2011)


Pau Costa Foundation for Fire Ecology and Management Meeting - Draft Agenda
Monday, 9 May 2011
(Update Status: 04 May 2011)


Regional Sessions - Overview
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
(Update Status: 09 March 2011)

Regional Session Agendas - Detailed
Session I  ●  Session II  ●  Session III  ●  Session IV  ●  Session V  ●  Session VI

Thematic Programme

The Conference Programme will be arranged around the theme "Living with Fire - Addressing Global Change through Integrated Fire Management"

  • Adapting to climate change: Integrated Fire Management in the post-Kyoto period
  • Fire management and carbon management innovations
  • Community fire awareness, prevention and survival - revisiting Stay or Go
  • Resource Sharing and Co-ordination
  • Best practices and new technologies in fire detection and suppression
  • Recent advances in fire science and fire management applications
  • Developing future leaders and Leadership Programmes
  • Using fire to sustain ecosystem services in fire adapted environments
  • Mitigation, wildfire risk reduction and vulnerability
  • Integrated Fire Management and poverty alleviation in developing countries
  • Institutionalizing application of the Incident Command System
  • International exchange and assistance programmes and protocols

The Conference Programme commences with the official opening of the conference on Tuesday 10th May and closes on Friday 13th May. Suggested outdoor demonstrations are: A Field trip to Pilanesberg Game Reserve, with a live fire and aerial demonstration and exhibitors equipment demonstrations. Daily proceedings will conclude with an evening event, except for one evening set aside for late closure of the exhibition hall and casual networking. Expected evening events include a welcoming cocktail evening with traditional African entertainment and two outdoor dinners - a barbeque and a beach party.

Valley of the waves Baobab at sunsetBoma Dinner