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International Recovery Platform

2nd Public symposium on post disaster recovery

Lessons on recovery learned from recent major disasters


Opening & Signing Ceremony between Hyogo and Sri Lanka
Mr. Toshizo Ido
Governor, Hyogo Prefectural Government
Mr. Sivaji De Zoyasa
Chair Trustee, Tsunami Education Rehabilitation Monitor, Sri Lanka

Welcome Remarks
Mr. Hossein Kalali
UNDP/BCPR (on behalf of Ms. Kathleen Cravero, Assistant Administrator, UNDP / Director, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR))
Mr. Fumio Takeda
Deputy Director-General for Disaster Management, Cabinet Office, Japan
Mr. Takahiro Shinyo
Director-General, Global Issues Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan 

Keynote speech
Prof. Ian Davis
Professor, Cranfield University, UK  

Panel discussion
Part I:Presentation by Panelists 
Ms. Sadia Ahmad
Instructor, Federal Civil Defense Training School, Ministry of Interior in Pakistan

Mr. Chatchai Phromlert
Deputy Director General, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Ministry of Interior, Thailand
Mr. Suporn Ratananakin
Director, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Ministry of Interior, Thailand

Mr. Masahiko Murata
IRP Secretariat / Senior Expert, ADRC 

Part II:Discussion 
Coordinator: 
Mr. Anil K Sinha
Programme Advisor, IRP Secretariat
Pamelists: 
Dr. Fouad Bendimerad
Chairman, Earthquake and Megacities Initiative (EMI) / Visiting Professor, Kobe University

Dr. Puji Pujiono
Regional Disaster Response Advisor, UN/OCHA Kobe

Ms. Sadia Ahmad
Pakistan
Mr. Suporn Ratananakin
Thailand
Mr. Masahiko Murata
IRP Secretariat / ADRC
Commentators: 
Prof. Ian Davis
Professor, Cranfield University
Dr. Salvano Briceno
Director, UN/ISDR 

Video Message 
Mr. Bekir Tuzel
Head of Earthquake Research Department, General Directorate of Disaster Affairs, Ministry of Public Works and Settlement, Turkey (from JICA Turkey) 

Closing
Mr. Masayuki Kitamoto
Executive Director, ADRC
Dr. Salvano Briceno
Director, UN/ISDR


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