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Lessons Learned: Japan’s Contributions to the World Reconstruction Conference 3

June 6-9, 2017

Brussels, Belgium

  • More than 800 participants from civil society, national and local governments, academia, the private sector and international organizations from around the world gathered in Brussels from 6-8 June 2017 for the Third Edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) in Brussels, Belgium. The Japanese delegation played a central role in this conference, headlining several sessions to discuss and share lessons learned from the country’s extensive experience in disaster recovery as well as best practices captured by Knowledge Programs of the World Bank Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo.

    Co-organized by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme, and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the conference sought to promote resilience through post-crisis recovery. The Japanese delegation contributed insights and lessons learned from their extensive and diverse experience of disaster recovery to more than 800 experts and practitioners who attended WRC3.