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Disaster Risk Management

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For full infographic, see: http://wrld.bg/oiSlL

Disasters affect everyone, but they negatively affect the poor and vulnerable the most; they are more likely to be affected because they live in more dangerous areas and are also less able to recover from disasters. Disasters hinder development of a country and its population. Less than 4% of international disaster assistance went to prevention and preparedness in developing countries between 1980 and 2009. In the past 30 years, disasters have caused about $1.2 trillion in damages in low- and middle-income countries, which is equivalent to about one third of total development assistance over the period.

Since its establishment, TDLC has been placing great importance on sharing and exchanging knowledge on disaster preparedness, disaster risk management, and disaster recovery. After the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, we have increased our work in this area and expanded our program offering. The list below highlights our recent programs in this area. We aim to continue delivering value-added programs to practitioners, policy makers, and researchers involved in disaster risk management.

Great East Japan Earthquake

In October 2011, the government of Japan and the World Bank launched a knowledge sharing project, “Learning from Megadisasters” which aims to share Japanese expertise on disaster risk management and post disaster recovery and lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and its aftermath with other countries susceptible to disasters. Under this program,  “Learning from Megadisasters” GDLN Seminar Series was developed to;
(i) sharing initial findings and lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake with practitioners throughout the world and
(ii) exchanging views among experts on how these lessons could be transferred and adapted to developing countries.
“Learning from Megadisasters” GDLN Seminar Series

Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and Pacific

The Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific Series was started as a part of World Bank East Asia and Pacific Management Unit Initiatives in collaboration with the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) with the aim to promote capacity building and increase knowledge of professionals involved in DRM activities in the EAP client countries. The seminars cover a wide range of topics including post-disaster response, recovery planning, disaster risk assessment, prevention and mitigation, emergency preparedness and early warning systems, community and local level disaster risk management. They are designed to help DRM professionals in EAP client countries to drive the agenda for DRM activities in their respective countries and empower local partners.

Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific 2010 Series

Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific 2011 Series

Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific 2013 Series

Disaster Recovery and Employment

Lessons from the Reconstruction Efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Joint Seminar by the ILO-Japan and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center

Psychosocial Support in Disasters

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

Nursing in Disaster Situations

Disaster Nursing Training Course

Disaster Risk Management Programs

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International Conference on Sustainable Development through “Quality Infrastructure Investment”

January 20-21, 2016

The World Bank in commemoration of the launch of the Phase III of the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) partnership will host the first annual International Conference on Sustainable Development through “Quality Infrastructure” on January 20-21, 2016.

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World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Taking Action towards a Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Framework and its Implementation

Sunday, 15 March 2015
10 AM to 5:00 PM

The World Bank Group will co-organize a public forum “Taking Action towards a Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Framework and its Implementation” with the United Nations Secretariat for the Convention and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) among other global partners on March 15, 2015
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Foot and Mouth Disease and Disaster Risk Management

Lessons from Miyazaki

February 20, 2015

In recent years, the world has seen many animal infectious disease epidemics such as avian flu, H1N1, and BSE. Animal disease epidemics threaten not only animal lives, but also the environment, agriculture, the economy, food security, and human health and life. In April, 2010, Miyazaki prefecture experienced an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, but it was successfully contained in about 4 months. TDLC created a video introducing the lessons learned from responding to the epidemic in collaboration with the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, Japan’s National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry and Rakuno Gakuen University with contributions by the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Miyazaki Prefectural Government.

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Mental Well-being and Disability: Toward Accessible and Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals

A Panel Discussion Commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 2, 2014 13:15-14:30

Co-organized by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center, and co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN, a panel discussion will be held at the United Nations Headquarters, New York.

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Public Forum: Disasters, Mental Well-being and Disability-Promoting Resilience for All

On November 28, 2014, in Tokyo, Japan,  UNU in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center, and the National Information Center for Disaster Mental Health, Japan, will organize a public forum “Disasters, Mental Well-being and Disability: Promoting Resilience for All”. The forum will explore how to integrate mental well-being and disability issues into disaster risk management, drawing on experiences from Japan and other countries. Speakers from several UN agencies, NGOs and academia discussed this challenge in relation to norms and standards, institutional arrangements, governance and practice. In particular, the event will focus on how the process to formulate a global post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction can incorporate issues of mental well-being and disability.

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Expert Group Meeting on Mental Well-being, Disability and Disaster Risk Reduction

The United Nations University International Institute of Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability(UNU-ISP), and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in close collaboration with the World Bank Tokyo Development Center (TDLC) and the National Institute of Mental Health, Japan, will organize an expert group meeting on mental well-being, disability and disaster reduction, in Tokyo, Japan, on November 27-28, 2014.

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PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 3

Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

September 17, 2014 15:00-18:30(JST)
Participating countries: Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand

In close partnership with WHO, together with United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will host a video conference session on psychological first aid (PFA) for health and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.

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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PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 2

Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

April 11, 2013 14:00-17:30 (JST)/13:00-16:30 (ULAT)
Connecting sites: Japan, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka

In close partnership with WHO, together with United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will host a video conference session on PFA for health and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.
This session will be open for participants in Japan, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka.

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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PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 1

Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

December 13, 2013 14:00-17:30 (JST)
Connecting countries:
China, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam

In close partnership with WHO, together with United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will host a video conference session on PFA for health and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.
This session will be open for participants in China, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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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Training of Trainers (ToT) on Psychological First Aid (PFA)

December 9-12, 2013
Location: Arcadia Ichigaya

Co-hosted with the National Information Center of Disaster Mental Health (Japan) and the United Nations University, TDLC will host a 4-day training of trainers (ToT) on PFA at Arcadia Ichigaya. The training is intended for municipal government officials from disaster-prone areas in Japan, disaster/hu manitarian response experts, members of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), Japan, and constituencies from the education sector.

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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