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13th Disaster Risk Management Seminar "Preparing for the Next One: Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan"
September 7, 2016Tokyo


Disaster Risk Management Seminar Series: Organized by the World Bank Tokyo Office and World Bank Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo

Countries of the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region are affected regularly by adverse natural events. Over the last three decades, floods and earthquakes alone caused 50,000 fatalities, affected nearly 25 million people, and resulted in US$80 billion in damage. Disaster profiles and vulnerabilities vary across the Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan; however, all the countries share a predominant seismic risk.

Political leaders in ECA gathered at the Central Asia Earthquake Risk Reduction Forum, October 2015, to learn international experience and discuss the needs and challenges to improve their preparedness for the future earthquakes. Furthermore, the World Bank is supporting the three countries in various aspects of disaster risk management (DRM), including establishment of a crisis management center, seismic risk assessment, capacity building to increase the resilience of critical infrastructure against recurrent natural hazards, etc. The Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries has been supporting this series of regional actions.

Taking the opportunities of an Experts Visit of key government counterparts from the three countries, this seminar will present knowledge gained through the Experts Visit to Japan and strategy to leverage those to strengthen the ongoing activities in the three countries.

 

Program

Opening Remarks

Yasusuke Tsukagoshi
Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group

Presentations

Ko Takeuchi
Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Europe and Central Asia, Social Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
"Preparing for the Next One: Disaster Risk Management in Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan" PDF (Japanese)

Hovhannes Khangeldyan
Head of Crisis Management Center, Rescue Service, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Republic of Armenia
"Seismic Risk Assessment in Armenia" PDF (English) | PDF (Russian)

Azamat Mambetov
Deputy Director, Crisis Management Center, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Kyrgyz Republic
"Reducing the Disaster Risks in the Kyrgyz Republic" PDF (English) | PDF (Russian)

Muhamadjon Salimzoda
Deputy Chairman, Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense, Republic of Tajikistan
"Gaining Lessons from Advanced Experience of Japan in Disaster Risk Management" PDF (English) | PDF (Russian)

Commentator

Setsuko Saya
Director, International Cooperation Division, Disaster Management Bureau, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Moderator

Keiko Sakoda Kaneda
Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, World Bank
 

❖ The session will be recorded for later viewing.

❖ The session will be live streamed.

Speakers

Our Activities

ImageYasusuke Tsukagoshi
Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group

Mr. Yasusuke Tsukagoshi became Special Representative, Japan on August 1, 2013. The Special Representative leads the institutional relationship with the Japanese Government, partners, and stakeholders; oversees the World Bank Tokyo Office; and has responsibility for coordinating and managing outreach and communications programs in Japan. Mr. Tsukagoshi, a Japanese national, has had a long career in Japan’s Ministry of Finance (MOF). Most recently, he served as Director General of Tokyo Customs following senior positions in the Ministry’s Customs and Tariff Bureau. Prior to the Customs’ positions, he had 17 years of experience in international finance and development. From 2008 to 2011 Mr. Tsukagoshi was Executive Director at the Inter-American Development Bank, representing Croatia, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom, and from 1988 to 1991 he served as Executive Director at the African Development Bank, representing Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.

 

ImageKo Takeuchi
Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Europe and Central Asia, Social Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank

Mr. Ko Takeuchi is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist for the Europe and Central Asia region at the World Bank. He is currently leading disaster risk management projects in Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2013, he worked on a city resilience program at UN-Habitat. He also has experience working as a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Expert and international consultant for several years on issues related to urban development and disaster risk management in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Liberia, and Solomon Islands. His expertise are in urban and regional planning incorporating disaster risk reduction, land use planning, and economic analysis for urban development projects. He holds a master’s degree from University of British Columbia on urban and regional planning.

 

ImageHovhannes Khangeldyan
Head of Crisis Management Center, Rescue Service, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Republic of Armenia

Mr. Hovhannes Khangeldyan is Head of Crisis Management Center, Rescue Service, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Republic of Armenia since 2015. His work experience started from 2000 as Senior Officer of the Operative Department under Emergency Management Administration of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, and promoted to Head of Staff of Civil Protection Regiment in 2001. During 2002-2007, he served as Deputy Head of the Crisis Management Center, Operation Management Department under the Emergency Management Administration. From 2007-2011, he held the position of the Deputy Head of Operation Management Department, Armenian Rescue Service, Ministry of Emergency Situations, and became the Head of the department in 2011 where he served till 2014. Since 2015, Mr. Khangledyan has been the Head of the National Crisis Management Center, the Armenian Rescue Service, Ministry of Emergency Situations. Mr. Khangeldyan holds a Master’s Degree from National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, majoring in Freeway Construction and Engineering.

 

ImageAzamat Mambetov
Deputy Director, Crisis Management Center, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Kyrgyz Republic

Mr. Azamat Mambetov is Colonel, and Deputy Director of the Crisis Management Center at the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Situations. He took an active part in liquidation of armed gangs in the south of the Kyrgyz Republic in 1999. He carried out a UN peace keeping mission in the Syrian Arab Republic in 2012. He was rewarded with a medal for faultless service, medal for military-civil cooperation, medal for excellent military service and Manas military medal for combat skills. His expertise includes civil defense, disaster risk reduction, and land use planning. He holds a Ph.D. in Disaster Management from the Civil Defense Academy of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

 

ImageMuhamadjon Salimzoda
Deputy Chairman, Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense, Republic of Tajikistan

Mr. Salimzoda is Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense, Republic of Tajikistan. He has an extensive professional experience in the area of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense. He started his carrier as an accountant of the Republican training courses, Committee of the Emergency Situations and Civil Defense in 1995. After working as a senior lecturer of the above courses, he was appointed as Deputy Head in 1999. In 2003, he took the role of the Acting Officer, Planning Department, the Operational Management of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Head of the Population, Training, and Education, Department of the General Staff, Ministry of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense. Then, he worked as Head of the Department of Readiness and Training, the Population and Accountability for Non-military Formations, the Civil Defense of the General Staff, Ministry of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense till 2008. Between 2005 and 2015 he was also served as Chief, Staff for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense in the city of Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan. Mr. Salimzoda holds a higher education’s degree from the Tajik Agrarian University, specializing in Economics and Management. He also holds a graduate degree Civil Defense Academy of the Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, with specialization of Command, Staffing, and Operational and Tactical Training.

 

ImageSetsuko Saya
Director, International Cooperation Division, Disaster Management Bureau, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Ms. Setsuko Saya is Director, International Cooperation Division, Disaster Management Bureau in the Cabinet Office of Japan since July 2016. She leads the national initiatives for disaster risk reduction in private sector through establishing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Planning in communities, and Business Continuity Planning (BCP). She also leads the Japanese delegation for the implementation of Sendai Framework for DRR 2015. Prior to joining in the Cabinet Office, she was the Head of Division, Regional Policies for Sustainable Development, Public Governance and Territorial Development in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris 2012-2016, where she led the OECD programmes for economic and social analysis on sustainable development in cities on the theme of “Resilient Cities”, “Demographic Changes in Cities”, and “Risk Governance”. She also worked in Housing Bureau and City Bureau in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan, and was responsible for emergency response in housing provision after the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011). She has a BA in law from the University of Tokyo in 1989 and MBA from Haas School of Business, the University of California, Berkeley in 1998.

 

ImageKeiko Sakoda Kaneda
Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, World Bank

Ms. Keiko Sakoda Kaneda is a Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Specialist at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) DRM Hub Tokyo. She works on technical assistance grant portfolio, and supports connecting Japanese relevant experience with the World Bank’s operational teams, beyond the traditional DRM community, for mainstreaming DRM in various sectors. She brings solid operational expertise in post-disaster/conflict reconstruction, disaster preparedness, climate change adaptation and urban development from nearly 10 years of experience. Her focused experience in post-disaster/conflict housing reconstruction added value to recent Bank operations in Nepal and Vanuatu after devastating disasters in 2015. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked at UNDP and UN-Habitat in Indonesia, UNHCR in South Sudan and JICA in Mongolia. Ms. Kaneda holds a Master's degree in Architectural Engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering at Kyoto University.

 

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Overview

Our Activities

 

Government representatives from three highly seismic countries of Europe and Central Asia - Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan – visited Japan to improve their understanding of investment and policy options to enhance seismic resilience. The 13th Disaster Risk Management seminar gave an opportunity for the officials to highlight the knowledge, lessons, and key challenges identified during their visit, as well as the strategies formulated to strengthen their ongoing activities.

Mr. Ko Takeuchi, DRM Specialist, World Bank, discussed how the World Bank is supporting the three countries in various aspects of disaster risk management, including seismic risk assessment and capacity building to increase the resilience of critical infrastructure against recurrent natural hazards.

Mr. Hovhannes Khangeldyan, Head of Crisis Management Center, Rescue Service, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Republic of Armenia, presented the country’s seismic risk assessment and the National DRM program.

Mr. Azamat Mambetov, Deputy Director, Crisis Management Center, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Kyrgyz Republic, discussed about the country’s approach for reducing disaster risks and proposal to allocate appropriate responsibilities to all tiers of governments to achieve desired results of improved disaster resilience.

Mr. Muhamadjon Salimzoda, Deputy Chairman, Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense, Republic of Tajikistan, presented a profile of the disasters risks in Tajikistan and the support that World Bank is providing in rehabilitation of their critical transport and flood protection infrastructure.


Overview

Speakers

 

EVENT DETAILS
  • DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 4:30PM - 6:00PM (JST)
  • VENUE: The World Bank Tokyo Office, 10th Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • LANGUAGE: Russian and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • CONTACT: World Bank Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo TEL: 03-3597-1320
  • drmhubtokyo@worldbank.org

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