IDPP Supports UNDRR and Global Platform 2019


Building on our successful collaboration in the UNDRR Global Platform 2017 in Cancun, Mexico, IDPP is again providing support for remote participation in the Global Platform 2019 (GP2019) in Geneva, Switzerland.

GP2019 (May 13-17, 2019) designed to accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction. State and non-state delegates from around the world will gather in Geneva to assess the progress made in this landmark international approach to inclusive disaster risk management.

IDPP will support access to the conference for participants around the world who would otherwise not be able to attend. A selected series of side-events and working-sessions will include the opportunity of remote participation throughout the week of GP2019. Remote participation and accessible web-conferencing will be provided through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

Persons interested in participating in this way, may use their personal computers or the free mobile application called Blackboard (which must be installed in advance). If you would like to participate remotely in the selected sessions.

The remote session will allow participates to view selected live conference sessions, which include English closed-captioning. Participants will also be able to ask/answer questions via online messaging or video/audio.

A schedule of events and livestream links will be posted here soon.


The primary accessibility key combinations for the main accessibility tools in Collaborate:

  • To turn the microphone on and off, press Alt + M in Windows. On a Mac, press Option + M.

  • To turn the camera on and off, press Alt + C in Windows. On a Mac, press Option + C.

  • To raise and lower your hand, press Alt + H in Windows. On a Mac, press Option + C.

  • To move to the next slide, press Alt + Page Up. On a Mac, press Alt + Fn + Up Arrow.

  • To move back a slide, press Alt + Page Down. On a Mac, press Alt + Fn + Down Arrow.

For help with the accessibility features of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, please see the following link: