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International Recovery Platform

IRP side event at the 1st global platform for disaster risk reduction

A global catalyst for better recovery

Opening Remarks
H.E. Ambassador Makio Miyagawa

Key Remarks
"ISDR context & the IRP"
Ms. Margareta Wahlström, ASG and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, UN/OCHA (on behalf of ISDR secretariat)

"From disasters to reduced vulnerability – the recovery opportunity"
Ms. Kathleen Cravero (Chairperson), Assistant Administrator and Director, BCPR/UNDP

"Strengthening Recovery Capacity in the SAARC region" (PDF, 150KB)
Mr. PG Dhar Chakrabarti, Director, SAARC Center for Disaster Management

"Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) – an emerging tool for better recovery" (PDF, 387KB)
Mr. Ricardo Zapata-Marti, Focal Point on Disaster Evaluation, Disaster Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

First Discussants
Mr. Alfredo Lazarte-Hoyle, Director ad interim, Crisis Response and Reconstruction Programme, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Ms. Cynthia Burton, Senior Officer, Post Disaster Recovery, Disaster Preparedness and Policy, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
 - Donor countries and organizations
 - Some participating countries and organizations

Concluding Remarks
Mr. Satoru Nishikawa, Vice-chairperson of IRP Steering Committee, Director, Cabinet Office of Japan