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Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Public Forum "Resilience Dialogue"
March 16, 2015Sendai, Japan

A special event organized by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and hosted by the European Union, the Government of Japan, USAID and the World Bank Group
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The World Bank/GFDRR, the Government of Japan, the European Commission and USAID are hosting a special round of the Resilience Dialogue series as part of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR).

To better safeguard aid and development against disasters, this high-level dialogue will explore how to scale up and sustain funding and implementation of disaster and climate risk programs to advance post-2015 resilience goals.




  • Isshu Sugawara State Minister of Finance, Japan
  • Margareta Wahlström United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction



  • Anote Tong President, Kiribati
  • P.K. Mishra Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, India
  • Helen Clark Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
  • Rachel Kyte World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change
  • Claus Sørensen Director-General, DG ECHO
  • Thomas Staal Assistant Administrator, USAID




  • Aiko Doden Senior Commentator, NHK




Please register with online registration form. As seating is limited, registration will be on a first come, first served basis.



Event Details
  • Date/Time: 
    Monday, March 16, 2015
  • Venue: 
    Hotel Metropolitan Sendai, 4F Room Sendai
  • Language: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Inquiries: 
    World Bank Tokyo Office
    TEL: 03-3597-6650
  • Registration: 
    Please register from the registration button below.