“From Thoughts to Action` – this credo is the basis of all the work of the Global Risk Forum GRF Davos. Through its various activities GRF Davos aims to serve as a centre of knowledge and exchange of know-how for the application of contemporary risk management strategies, tools and practical solutions. GRF Davos endorses vulnerability reduction for all types of risks and disasters in order to provide sustainable protection of life, property, the environment and critical infrastructure. The foundation supports on-going efforts to achieve sustainable development through integrative risk management, particularly in the context of climate change, and by actively promoting public-private partnerships. GRF Davos develops concepts, policies, strategies and guidelines for action in order to furnish political institutions, national and international organisations and enterprises with recommendations for integrated disaster and risk management.
GRF Davos reflects with its three pillars, the Risk Academy, the International Disaster and Risk Conferences (IDRC) and Workshops and the Platform for Networks, the necessity to create interaction and involvement between all key players, from line ministries and disaster, risk and safety management authorities to academic institutions, the private sector and the media.
GRF focuses on science and technology and promotes the sharing of knowledge between governments, industry, service providers, non-governmental organisations and, in particular, practitioners.
The main goals of GRF Davos are:
- to bridge the gap between science and practice
- to promote worldwide exchange of know-how and expertise
- to create solutions and promote good practice in integrative risk management and climate change adaptation for an improved understanding, assessment and management of disasters and risks that affect human safety, security, health, the environment, critical infrastructures, the economy and society at large
- to provide and manage a network for decision-makers, practitioners and experts from politics, government, business, science, NGOs, mass media and the public.