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International Recovery Forum 2008: Capacity Development for Better Recovery

Organizer(s) International Recovery Platform Cabinet Office (Japan) Hyogo Prefectural Government Asian Disaster Reduction Center United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Kobe Office United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Japan International Cooperation Agency
In person

Date and Time: 

24 January 2008


JICA Hyogo International Center



Opening Remarks

Mr. Naofumi Taguchi, Deputy Director General for Disaster Management, Cabinet Office of Japan

H.E. Mr. Ryuichiro Yamazaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Kansai Region

Mr. Toshizo Ido, Governor of Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Keynote speech

"Further Implementation of the HFA - expectation to Hyogo"

Mr. Salvano Briceno, Director, UN/ISDR Secretariat   (Slides)

Reports on Regional Activities for Capacity Development and Recovery

   Recovery and Capacity Development activities in Asian Region
   Mr. Koji Suzuki, Executive Director, Asian Disaster Reduction Center   (Slides)

   Training on Capacity Development for Better Recovery
   Mr. Hideo Morikawa, Director General, JICA Hyogo/Director JICA Hyogo-DRLC   (Slides)

   Mr. Satoru Mimura, Team Director, Disaster Management Team, Global Environmental Department, JICA 

   Disaster and Recovery activities in Caribbean Region
   Mr. Jeremy Collymore, CEO, Coordinator, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)   (Slides)


Panel Discussion

Mr. Eiji Torisu
Director for Disaster Preparedness and International Cooperation,
Cabinet Office of Japan

Introductory Remarks

Mr. Miguel Bermeo
Deputy Director, UNDP/BCPR

Mr. Alfredo Lazarte
Director, ILO/CRISIS, International Programme on Crisis Response Prevention and Recovery

Mr. Jerry Velasquez
Senior Regional Coordinator, UN/ISDR Secretariat for Asia and the Pacific

Mr. Mikio Ishiwatari
Senior Advisor in Disaster Management, JICA   (Slides)

Mr. Yoko Saito
Researcher, Disaster Management Planning Hyogo Office, UN Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

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