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20th Disaster Risk Management Seminar "Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries Program: Partnership between Japan and the World Bank in mainstreaming disaster risk management"

March 8, 2019



Organized by the World Bank Tokyo Disaster Risk Management Hub

  • Building on the success of the Program since its establishment in 2014, the Government of Japan (GoJ) and the World Bank agreed in December 2018 to renew the Program with support from Japan Ministry of Finance (MoF) to be implemented through 2024. The renewed Program will have a thematic focus on: i) Resilient Infrastructure, ii) Risk Identification, Risk Reduction, and Preparedness, and; iii) Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI).

    To commemorate the renewal of the Program, the Launch Event will provide a strategic overview of how the partnership between the GoJ and the World Bank is expanding efforts to mainstream of DRM into developing country strategies and investments. The event will host a panel discussion on Resilient Infrastructure, inviting Japanese and World Bank experts to discuss recent trends and way forward in resilient infrastructure investment. The panel discussion will highlight recent examples of how the Program has enabled the integration of DRM in developing countries and opportunities to mainstream Japanese expertise on resilient infrastructure.


    Opening Remarks

    Masato Miyazaki 
    Special Representative, Japan, World Bank

    Hideaki Imamura
    Director, Multilateral Development Banks Division, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance (subject to change) 


    Megumi Muto 
    Director General, Global Environment Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

    Bernice van Bronkhorst
    Director, Climate Change Group, World Bank Group

    Panel Discussion

    How the Japan-WB Program is mainstreaming DRM in resilient infrastructure Overview


    Shigeo Araki
    General Manager, Underground Structural Study Department, Nippon Civic Consulting Engineers Co., Ltd 

    Yoshihiro Yamashita  
    Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, Water Resource Engineering Department, Japan Water Agency

    Atsuhiro Yorozuya
    Senior Researcher, Hydrologic Engineering Research Team, Hydraulic Engineering Research Group, Public Works Research Institution

    Panel Moderator

    Julie Dana
    Practice Manager, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

    Event Moderator

    Luis Tineo
    Lead Operations Officer, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) 


    *This session will be recorded for later viewing.





  • DATE & TIME: Friday, March 8, 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • VENUE: World Bank Tokyo Office, 14th Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below) * We have moved to the 14th floor.
  • LANGUAGE: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • ADMISSION: free
  • CONTACT: World Bank Tokyo Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Hub TEL: 03-3597-1320