Fifth World Congress on Risk


Cape Town, South Africa

Event Dates

Monday, 6 May 2019 to Wednesday, 8 May 2019

CTICC Panorama

Society for Risk Analysis
Fifth World Congress on Risk
Theme: "Development and Resilience"
Cape Town International Convention Centre

SRA World Congresses have previously convened in Singapore (2015), Sydney (2012), Guadalajara (2008), and Brussels (2003).  Download a flyer about the Fifth World Congress in 2019.

Abstract Submission

SRA invites the submission of abstracts for presentations at the Fifth World Congress on Risk to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, May 6-8, 2019.

The Fifth World Congress on Risk will focus on “Development and Resilience” and aims to stimulate dialogue and education on risk issues of worldwide interest. SRA welcomes contributions on any topic related to risk assessment, risk characterization, risk perception, risk communication, risk management, risk governance, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public and private sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level.

SRA is particularly interested in receiving submissions from outstanding researchers doing work in risk analysis from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Middle East or Latin America and will aim to support their travel to present at the World Congress. The organizing committee welcomes proposals for a variety of session formats: poster-platform presentation, oral presentation and symposium presentation.

Abstracts must be submitted online by December 1, 2017, midnight EST. You will receive an e-mail from SRA acknowledging receipt of your submission. Visit SRA’s website for abstract submission guidelines.

Fifth World Congress Executive Committee:
Chair: James H. Lambert; University of Virginia, USA
Co-Chair: Mary Gulumian; National Institute for Occupational Health, Republic of South Africa
Program Chair: Igor Linkov; US Army Corps of Engineers, USA
Finance Chair: Patricia Nance; University of Cincinnati, USA
Local Organizing Chair: Aleksandar Jovanović; Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies, Germany

Fifth World Congress Advisory Board:
Ortwin Renn, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, e.V., Germany
Robin Cantor, Berkeley Research Group, LLC, USA
Alison C. Cullen, University of Washington, USA
Jonathan B. Wiener, Duke University, USA
Jo Anne Shatkin, Vireo Advisors, LLC, USA
Myriam Merad, French National Centre for Scientific Research, France
Bilal M. Ayyub, University of Maryland, USA
Rob Davies (Minister for Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa)
Robert Kressirer (GIZ South Africa Country Director)
Titus Mathe (Director, EPPEI Programme)
Matthias Boddenberg (Director, Southern African–German Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Representative of German Embassy in South Africa to be announced
Representative of Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa to be announced
Others to be announced

Local Organizing Committee:
Amen Xaba (Eskom)
Jacob Malatse (Department of Labour, Republic of South Africa)
Kenneth Nkwana (Director, Sakhumnotho)
Josef Peters (former Director, TÜV Rheinland SA)
Tshifhiwa Nevuwari (Eskom)
Mandla Mthembu (Eskom)
James Nyawera (Engen)
Sam Podile (R-Tech Africa)
Pepe Ntuli (R-Tech Africa)
Vusi Skosana (Technology Innovation Agency)
Nhlanhla Ngidi (SALGA – South African Local Government Association)
Dalila Antunes (Factor Social)

Society for Risk Analysis, Secretariat:
Brett Burk, Executive Secretary
Jill Drupa, Director of Administration
Jennifer Rosenberg, Conference Organization

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