As a special media event at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recorded a one-hour ‘as live’ BBC World Debate titled Prevent or React.
Nik Gowing, a senior BBC World presenter, anchored the event, sparking a lively dialogue between the panellists and the audience. The panellists were:
Arjun Katoch: Emergency Services Branch, UN OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
Senator Loren Legarda: Philippine Senator and the ISDR's champion of Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia Pacific region
Guido Bertolaso: Head of Italy's civil protection agency
Edward Borodzicz: Professor of risk management at Portsmouth Business School; Author of Risk, Crisis and Security Management.