World Reconstruction Conference Roundtable: Strengthening Local Recovery –The Key to Building Back Better

  • Date & Time: Tuesday 10 May (10:30 - 12:15)
  • Room: 3
  • Participation: Open
  • Interpretation: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish


The roundtable will address some of the complex issues surrounding the coordination, planning and quality implementation of post disaster reconstruction and recovery interventions. Discussion will explore ways that disaster-affected populations, civil society groups and the private sector engage in risk reduction and recovery processes. Speakers will provide a range of recent examples to establish what is working and what is not in terms of local involvement. The roundtable aims to establish if there is a need for a common multi-stakeholder framework or processes that bring greater clarity to roles and responsibilities during post disaster recovery and reconstruction scenarios. It will also focus on how such a framework would ensure the appropriate participation of different stakeholder groups for the purpose of reducing future disaster risk.


Mr. David Taylor, Executive Advisor, Collaboration and Innovation, World Vision International (CHAIR)
Mr. Roger Morier, Communications Advisor, World Bank (MODERATOR)


Ms. Zoubida Allaoua, Director, Finance, Economics and Urban Development Department, World Bank
Mr. Shozo Azuma, Senior Vice Minister of Cabinet Office for Disaster Management, Japan
Mr. Syamsul Maarif, Chief of National Agency for Disaster Management, Indonesia
Mr. Robert Glasser, Secretary General, Care International
Mr. Abdul Shakoor Sindhu, Principal Coordinator, Rural Development Policy Institute, Pakistan
Mr. Guiteau Jean-Pierre, Executive Director, Haitian National Red Cross Society
Ms. Aimee Ansari, Humanitarian Policy Representative, Oxfam International
Mr. Richard Rumsey, Director, Disaster Risk Reduction, World Vision International
Mr. Mario Flores, Director, Disaster Response Field Operations, Habitat for Humanity International


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Last updated: 19 October 2020