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ADRC First Seminar: Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for a Resilient Society

from Asian Disaster Reduction Centre (ADRC)

Date and Time:

June 15, 2021 (Tuesday)
18:00-19:30 (JST) GMT+9

The discussions of the first seminar focus on “Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for a Resilient Society” to offer insights that contribute to governments and stakeholders’ efforts in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, especially Priority Three: Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience.

Specifically, it intends to:

  1. Share recent knowledge on risk informed investigations from analytical, programming, and empirical views that member states can further adopt to fundamentally reduce disaster damages and economic losses,
  2. Provide an overview of the key components for achieving a resilient society through investing in disaster risk reduction from the following viewpoints:
    • Why do we need to invest in disaster risk reduction?
    • What have we achieved and what remains to be done?
    • What are the crucial points for building a resilient society?


(1) 18:00-18:05 Opening
(2) 18:05-18:20 Analytical Perspective
  Dr. Jun Rentschler, Senior Economist at the World Bank, Washington, D.C.
(3) 18:20-18:35 Programming Perspective
  Mr. Ronald Jackson, Head DRR and Recovery, UNDP-Geneva
(4) 18:35-18:50 Empirical Perspective
  Prof. NISHIKAWA Satoru, Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University
(4) 18:50-19:25 Discussions
(5) 19:25-19:30 Wrap-up and Closing
  Mr. NAKAGAWA Masaaki, Executive Director, Asian Disaster Reduction Center (Moderator)


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