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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. It covers activities of knowledge exchange, fostering cooperation with Japan and the developing countries by utilizing “Knowledge Notes: lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake” and other products.

The lessons assist capacity building of policy makers and practitioners by disseminating information through study tours, reports, workshops, e-learning, seminars organized through Global Development Learning Network, and Community of Practice (internet-based knowledge sharing site). In this seminar, project outcomes will be reported.

At the seminar participants will discuss:
• How is each organization sharing lessons from the GEJE with the World?
• How can the country utilize these lessons to strengthen DRM?
• How should Japan share the lessons from the GEJE with the world?


2:00 pm Opening

Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Tokyo Office, The World Bank
Ichiro Oishi, Ministry of Finance, Development Institutions Division

2:20 pm Project Report

Frederica Rangheri, Senior Urban Development Specialist, The World Bank Institute

10 minute break

2:50 - 4:50 pm Panel Discussion

Shingo Kouchi, International Recovery Platform
Mariko Kiuchi, World Vision Japan
Kozo Nagami, JICA Tohoku
Tadao Hasue and Kumi Onuma, Development Bank of Japan Inc.
Satoru Mimura, Fukushima University

4:50 pm Closing

Frederica Rangheri

MC: Mikio Ishiwatari, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, WBI


The World Bank


Friday, October, 18, 2013


Tokyo Development Learning Center

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Program Series

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

Other Sessions in this Series

  1. Session 1: Structural Measures
  2. Session 2: Non-structural Measures
  3. Session 3: Response
  4. Session 4: Recovery
  5. Session 5: Risk Information and Risk Financing
  6. Final Session: “Learning from Megadisasters”

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