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Middle East and North Africa Programs

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Session 3: HLMDD-World Report on Disability

Discussion on the UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

2014

 

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

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Session 2:HLMDD-The United Nations

Discussion on the UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

2014

 

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

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Session 1: HLMDD-The World Bank

Discussion on the UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

2014

The World Bank Group stated at the UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) held on September 23, 2013, that the development consequences of disability cannot be ignored, and unless persons with disability are included into the post-2015 development agenda, the agenda will fail to be truly inclusive. The HLMDD is a historic event and its outcome should be understood and implemented by as many stakeholders as possible. This session will highlight the basic facts on disability and the outcome of HLMDD to guide efforts towards the creation of a fully inclusive society through 2015 and beyond.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

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“Mental Well-being, Disability, and Development”

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2013
11:30am-1:00pm (EST)

On December 3, in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which aims to raise awareness and mobilize support for critical issues related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development, WBTDLC, UN/DESA, and UNU-IIGH will conduct a panel discussion on mental well-being, disability and development at the UN Headquarters in NY. Topics such as mental or intellectual disabilities, and mental well-being as a priority in development with special attention to the life cycle perspective and its emphasis on people-centered approaches to development will be discussed.

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Psychological First Aid (PFA): Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis

 

This new training program will promote participants’ understandings on basics of PFA, do’s and don’ts, and self-care technique, through web/VC-based lectures and discussions. The program will provide basic knowledge on how to offer PFA, as well as basics on mental health and psychosocial support after crises which will be an emerging priority in disaster risk management policy making/implementation. The program will be facilitated jointly by the World Bank/TDLC, UNU-IIGH, and the National Institute of Mental Health in Japan, in close partnership with WHO.

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Public Forum:A Society that Cares about Mental and Psychosocial Well-being in Emergency Settings

December 12, 2013

Based on its experience from many disasters including the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan has rich and unique experience and expertise on mental and psychosocial support in crisis settings. The Japanese efforts are consistent with the international community’s consensus to integrate mental well-being into disaster response and disaster risk management. The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) PFA program aims at sharing the Japanese experience together with introducing key global policy/practical tools such as “WHO’s PFA Field Guide” and the “Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings” that are widely used international gold standards in the area. The Public Forum to be held in the UN House Tokyo, Japan, is open to the general public in Japan to provide an opportunity to learn basics of mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings, and to share their experience and have dialogues with international and national experts in mental health and psychosocial support in crisis situations.  

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Psychological First Aid (PFA): Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis

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Final Session: “Learning from Megadisasters”

How can we learn from megadisasters?

Friday, October 18, 2013 (2pm-5pm)

The World Bank and Japan started the Project “Learning from Megadisasters” in October 2011. The project aims to share Japan’s knowledge on disaster risk management (DRM) and post disaster reconstruction with countries vulnerable to disasters. The project is collecting and analyzing information, data, and evaluations performed by academic and research institutions, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, and the private sector. In this seminar, participants will discuss; 1) How is each organization sharing lessons from the GEJE with the World?  2) How can the country utilize these lessons to strengthen DRM? 3) How should Japan share the lessons from the GEJE with the world?

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Learning from Megadisasters

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Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series

Hosted quarterly

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The JSDF Dialogue Series was initiated by the World Bank Global Partnerships and Trust Fund Operations (CFPTO), the World Bank Tokyo Office, and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in 2012, to disseminate the results from the program among practitioners, academia, CSOs, and other Japanese stakeholders. It aims to highlight the achievements and lessons learned from projects funded by JSDF around the world and to connect stakeholders and the Japanese general public with project beneficiaries and implementers for disseminating good practices and encouraging further communication and knowledge exchange among various actors. The Dialogue Series is hosted at TDLC on a quarterly basis.

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Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific - 2010 Series

Beginning April 1st, 2010 and continuing through the year

Natural disasters are a main source of risk for the poor, present a serious obstacle to achieving sustainable social and economic development. Disasters affect the poor most severely thus, measures taken to manage hazards and reduce their impact provide an effective vehicle to make substantial advances in fight against poverty. The countries of East Asia and the Pacific are among the most vulnerable in the world to effects caused by disasters.

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