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International Recovery Forum 2016

Sending the Message of Build Back Better from Hyogo, Japan

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Keynote Speech and Panel Discussion: Experiences in localizing "build back better in recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction"


1. Ms. Elizabeth A. Zimmerman, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S.A.

2. Mr. Romeo F.Fajardo, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Department of National Defense, Philippines

3. Mr. Md. Akram H. Chowdhury, Build Back Better Foundation (BBBF), Bangladesh

Mr. Shohel Ahamed Director, Build Back Better Foundation (BBBF) Bangladesh

Introductory Presentation, "The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: Priority Four and Build Back Better in Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction"

Mr. Neil McFarlane, the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

Session: Development Continuity Planning

1. Mr. Yoshiaki Kawata, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (DRI)

2. Mr. Joe Leitmann, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery(GFDRR), the World Bank

3. Mayra Valle Torres, Coordination Center for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC)

4. Ms. Chikako Takase, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

Round Table Message on Build Back Better from the Globe and Other IRP Partners

1. Ms. Antonia Yulo Loyzaga, Manila Observatory, Philippines

2. Mr. Hiroaki Maruya, Tohoku University

3. Mr. Jo Scheuer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

4. Mr. Stern Kita, Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoMA), Malawi



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