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2019 International Symposium on Managed Retreat as a Tool for Disaster Resilience with a Diversity/Gender Perspective

November 20, 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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Organizers:  University of California, Davis, and Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (JWNDRR)
Co-organizers: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and World Bank Tokyo Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Hub

  • This symposium highlights the theme “Managed Retreat as a Tool for Disaster Resilience with a Diversity/Gender Perspective” based upon case studies on Japan, the US, Nepal and the Philippines.  The major findings of the research project on the Managed Retreat as a Tool for Disaster Resilience: Japan and the US, funded by the Japan Foundation for 2018-2019 and jointly conducted by the University of California and Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (JWNDRR) will be also presented at this Symposium.

    Program

    Opening Remarks

    Masato Miyazaki
    Special Representative, Japan, World Bank 

    Representative of JICA

    Ms. Akiko Domoto
    President, Japan Women’s Network for DRR

    Coordinator:  Mikio Ishiwatari
    JICA Senior Advisor for DRR

    Panel Discussion

    1. “Research Project on the Managed Retreat as a Tool for Disaster Resilience: Japan and the US”
      Dr. Mikio Ishiwatari JICA Senior Advisor for DRR
    2. “Managed Retreat as a Tool for Disaster Resilience in the US” 
      Prof. Nicholas Pinter University of California, Davis
    3. “Resettlement Program of the Poor Urban Areas of Kathmandu, Nepal, Promoted by Local Women NGOs” 
      Ms. Lumanti Joshi, LUMANTI
    4. “Inclusive Resilience in South Asia Region” (Title TBD) 
      Ms. Keiko Sakoda, DRM Specialist, World Bank
    5. “Relocation Program Planned and Undertaken by the Government of the Philippines after 2013 Typhoon Yolanda”
      JICA staff (TBD)”  

    Moderator

    Yumiko Tanaka
    Vice President of JWNDRR

     

    This project is funded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)

     

EVENT DETAILS

  • DATE & TIME: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm (JST)
  • 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)
  • CONTACT: Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (JWNDRR) Shiba Park Office TEL&FAX: 03-6435-6355
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