22 April 2011
'Living with Fire – Addressing Global Change through Integrated Fire Management' - Sun City, South Africa, 9-13 May 2011
The 5th International Wildland Fire Conference will provide a platform to bring together members of
the fire community-of-practice who strive to promote learning and innovation, share practices and
lessons common to sustainable use of the environment, wildland fire risk management and
disaster reduction at local, national, regional and global scales.
The conference will be conducted
under the auspices of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
as well as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and convened by the
regional Sub-Saharan Wildland Fire Network, AfriFireNet.
The Conference Programme is arranged around the theme “Living with Fire – Addressing Global
Change through Integrated Fire Management”. Contributions for papers of 15 minutes or posters
that address one of the following themes, are most welcome:
• 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 presentations, exhibitions and insights offered by international professionals and experienced
fire management personnel will appeal not only to fire and disaster risk management specialists,
scientists and practitioners, but also to students, the conservation, commercial forestry and
agriculture sectors, community leaders, policy and decision-makers.
Registration fee for delegates: Euro 320. This entitles delegates to attend all sessions, the
welcome reception, the “valley of the waves” dinner, daily teas and lunches and entrance to the
Additional extras, such as the exciting field day at the neighbouring Pilanesberg National
Park, are outlined on the website.