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World Bank public seminar: 'Working together for disaster reduction and recovery: lessons from the recent disasters'

  • Type: Meeting or Conference
  • Date: 29 Jul 2011
  • Location: Japan (Tokyo)
  • Venue: World Bank Tokyo Office. Development Learning Center 10F, Fukoku Seimei Bld. 2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho Chiyoda-ku. Starts: 16:00 Ends: 18:00
  • Language: Japanese
  • With live translation: Yes
  • Info on live translation: Japanese and English (with simultaneous translation).
Main organizer


The March 11 devastating disaster has reminded the world of the growing frequency and impact of natural hazards, and the ever growing global demand for coherent and comprehensive efforts to disaster risk reduction. Needless to say, the international community owes greatly to Japanese experience and knowledge for the creation of the global blueprint for disaster risk management, the Hyogo Framework for Action. The World Bank is certain that new lessons from Great East Japan Earthquake will provide them with new insights and knowledge.

Taking the opportunity of the visit by Mr. Saroj Kumar Jha, the head of the Secretariat of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)  and the leader of the World Bank’s Global Expert Team for Disaster Risk Management, the World Bank Tokyo Office will organize a public seminar on July 29 on global challenges to disaster management and learning from Japan.

Established in 2006, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a partnership of 36 countries and 6 international organizations committed to helping developing countries reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and adapt to climate change. The partnership’s mission is to mainstream disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in country development strategies by supporting a country-led and managed implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA).

Additional information


Event fee

Free of charge

How to register

To attend, please register online using the form. As seating is limited, registration will be on a first come, first served basis.


Yukako Hiraki, World Bank Tokyo Office
yhiraki@worldbank.org Phone: 03-3597-6650


  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Governance
  • Hazards:Earthquake
  • Countries/Regions:Japan

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/20766

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