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BBC World Debate: ‘Prevent or React’

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.

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Keywords

  • Themes:Capacity Development, Civil Society/NGOs, Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Critical Infrastructure, Disaster Risk Management, Early Warning, Economics of DRR, Education & School Safety, Environment, Gender, Governance, Health & Health Facilities, Information Management, Media, Recovery, Risk Identification & Assessment, Social Impacts & Resilience, Structural Safety, Urban Risk & Planning, Vulnerable Populations

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/10362


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