SAARC-Japan Workshop
on Regional Cooperation on Disaster Risk Reduction

Period 6th November 2007
Venue Ashoka Hotel, Delhi, India


Time Contents Speaker Document
11:00-11:30 Opening Remarks
Mr. Koji Suzuki, Executive Director, ADRC
Mr. Keiji Kamiyama, Counsellor, Embassy of Japan
Mr. Sonam Thong, Director, Environment, Science & Technology SAARC Secretariat
Mr. P.G. Dhar Chakarabarti, Executive Director, SAARC Disaster Management Centre
11:30-12:30 Country Report Presentation
(Alphabetical Order)
- Afganistan Dr. Abdul Edrak, General Director, National Counter Disaster Agency
- Bangladesh Mr. Massud Siddiqui, Director General, Disaster Management Bureau
- Bhutan Ms. Karma Doma Tshering, Head, Disaster Management Division
- Maldives Ms. Zaha Waheed, Coordinator, National Disaster Management Centre
- Nepal Mr. Thir Bahadur G.C., Under Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Planning and Special Service
- Pakistan Major General Farooq Ahmad Khan, Chairman, PMIC & NDMA
- Sri Lanka Major General Gamini Hittiarachchi, Director General, Disaster Management Centre
12:30-13:30 SAARC-Japan Special Cooperation Programme for Disaster Risk Reduction
Feasibility Project; Digitized Vulnerability Atlas of South Asia Integrating Spatial Data on Physical, Demographic and Socio-Economic Features of Different Regions of Each Country Mr. P.G.Dhar Chakrabarti, SAARC Disaster Management Center
Pilot Project; Documentation of Indigenous Knowledge and Coping Mechanism of Different Communities Living in Multi-Hazard Zones of South Asia Mr. Saidur Rahman, Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Center
Other Contributions of Government of Japan Mr. Sohel Khan, IRP Program Analyst (UNDP)
13:30-13:45 Discussion & Wrap Up

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