International Recovery Forum 2013: Resilient Recovery in Cities and Municipalities: Lessons on Integrating DRR into Recovery and Development Planning-Tohoku and Global Experiences and the Post 2015 Framework for DRR

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Location:
Kobe, Hyogo
Japan
IRF2013 Group Photo
Organizer(s)
International Recovery Platform
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Japan
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Cabinet Office (Japan)
Hyogo Prefectural Government
Asian Disaster Reduction Center
Venue

Kairaku Room, Portopia Hotel

Event Description

Cities are engines for development, prosperity, innovation and hope, and soon will be home to two thirds of the global population. However, recent trends show that in the urban context, disasters occur more frequently, affect more people, and cause higher economic damages than ever before. The role of local governments in risk reduction has come to the forefront because local governments are the closest institutional level to the citizens and play the first role in responding to crises and emergencies and in attending to the needs of their constituencies.

The forum is aimed at achieving the following objectives:
 

  1. Further reflect on applying the lessons on recovery from mega-disasters, specifically from the Great East Japan Earthquake to inform Post-2015 Global Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery
  2. Share knowledge and exchange experience on disaster recovery planning and recovery operations – emphasizing the importance of incorporating disaster risk reduction in urban planning and development as well as community preparedness for the future disasters
  3. Present recent experiences on recovery operations and the emerging challenges in cities


 

Date and Time: 

21-22 January 2013  9:00-17:30

 

Location:

Portopia Hotel, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

 

Presentations:

1. Sendai City Current Status of Reconstruction  (Slides)

2. Lessons from Disaster Recovery in Cities & Municipalities: Philippines  (Slides)

3. Lessons from Disaster Recovery in Cities & Municipalities: Japan  (Slides)

4. Lessons from Disaster Recovery in Cities & Municipalities: China  (Slides)

5. Lessons from Disaster Recovery in Cities & Municipalities: Honduras  (Slides)

6. Lessons from Disaster Recovery in Cities & Municipalities: Turkey  (Slides)

7. Urban Health Risk: WHO  (Slides)

8. Role of Local Government in Nuclear Disaster Recovery: Ukraine  (Slides)

9. Recovery from Nuclear Disaster: Fukushima Prefecture, Japan  (Slides)

10. Presentation of Outputs from 4th Expert Group Meeting on the Great East Japan Earthquake: Group Discussions  (Slides)


 

4th Expert Group Meeting on the Great East Japan Earthquake

Brochure

Presentations:

1. Reports on Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: IRP Secretariat  (Slides)

2. Reports on Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Tohoku University  (Slides)

3. Reports on Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Kobe University  (Slides)

4. Reports on Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Ritsumeikan University  (Slides)

5. Reports on Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Development Bank of Japan-Tohoku Branch  (Slides)

6. Recovery Framework (RF)for Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction: GFDRR/WB  (Slides)

7. Lessons on Recovery from Mega-Disasters for Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction-UN-HABITAT  (Slides)

8. Lessons on Recovery from Mega-Disasters for Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction-ILO  (Slides)

9. Lessons on Recovery from Mega-Disasters for Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction-World Bank Institute  (Slides)

10. Group Discussion Guide: IRP Secretariat  (Slides)
 

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