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Virtual Technical Deep Dive: Disaster Risk Management and Resilient Infrastructure

February 14-18, 2022

Tokyo, Japan

  • The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in collaboration with the World Bank Tokyo Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Hub organized a virtual Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Disaster Risk Management and Resilient Infrastructure from February 14 to 18, 2022.

    From serving our most basic needs to enabling our most ambitious ventures in trade, technology and social-economic development, infrastructure assets and services dependable on it are essential for raising and maintaining people’s quality of life, access to job and opportunities and achieving sustainability goals. Yet millions of people, especially in low- and middle-income countries, are facing the consequences of unreliable electricity grids, inadequate water and sanitation systems, and overstrained transport networks. Natural hazards magnify the challenges faced by these fragile systems.

    In this context, the Disaster Risk Management and Resilient Infrastructure TDD showcased Japan’s decades-long journey towards the development of disaster risk management systems to protect infrastructure and promote resilience in such key sectors for society’s wellbeing; at the same time, the TDD served as a platform for countries facing similar infrastructure challenges to find appropriate solutions by learning from their global peers.

  • Day 1 

    Welcome and TDD Objectives & Introduction to the TDD 

    • Framing Presentation: The Japanese National Resilience Strategy  
    • Introduction to Action Planning and Operational Support 
    • Introduction to DRM and QII Trust Fund
    • Shift & Share: Client Challenge Presentations  

    Day 2

    Theme: Promoting Resilience – Step 1: Policy Making, Concepts and Case Studies

    • Thematic Presentation 1: The Resilience Gap – Policy or Engineering? 
    • Japan Case Study 1: Learning from Mega-disasters - The Japanese Quest to Promote Multi-Hazard Disaster Risk Management 
    • Japan Case Study 2: 1995 Kobe Earthquake: Building Back Better. 
    • Japan Case Study 3: The 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Building Back Better.   

    Day 3

    Theme: Promoting Resilience – Step 2: Planning into practice: Successful Cases to promote Resilient Infrastructure Investments

    • Japan Case Study 4: Disaster Risk Management of Roads in Japan
    • Japan Case Study 5: Regional Resilience Plan of Fukuoka City 
    • Japan Case Study 6: Shibuya Case Study Virtual Tour 
    • Thematic Presentation 2: Water Infrastructure Resilience
    • International Case 1: Energy [Nepal Country Case Study]  

    Day 4

    Theme: Promoting Resilience – Step 3: The Resilient Infrastructure Approach

    • Thematic Presentation 3: The Quality Infrastructure Investment Principles in Practice
    • Thematic Presentation 4: Cybersecurity and Resilient Infrastructure 
    • Thematic Presentation 5: Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Risk Management: Challenges and Opportunities 
    • International Case 2: Lessons from the Lifeline Report: How to Promote Resilient Investments in Developing Countries

    Day 5

    • Action Plan Presentations
    • Next Steps & Closing Remarks 

    *Key agenda items only.