Public Forum

Japanese

Winning against disasters

- Roles of Education, Development and Community Action for Sustainable Development -

Public Forum"Winning against disasters"
was held at United Nation University in Tokyo, Japan,
on 19 October 2006 on the occasion of the
International Day for Disaster Reduction,
October 11 this year. It attracted over 170 participants
from 26 nations.
Date/Time: Thursday, 19 October 2006, 14:00-17:30
Venue: UN House, 3F, U Thant International Conference Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Organized by: United Nations University (UNU), Cabinet Office of Japan, United Nations Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), The World Bank, Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)
In Cooperation with: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japanese NationalCommission for UNESCO, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Hyogo Prefecture, International Recovery Platform (IRP) Kobe
Programme: Welcome Address
Mr. Itaru Yasui
 Vice-Rector
 United Nations University
Mr. Yuichi Masuda
 Director-General for Disaster Management
 Cabinet Office of Japan
Mr. Koji Tsuruoka
 Director-General for Global Issues
 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr.Kenji Itatani
 Deputy Director-General, Research and Development Bureau
 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Video Message
Mr. Salvano Briceno
 Director
 UN/ISDR   
Presentations
Mr. Hans van Ginkel
 Rector
 UNU
  
Mr. Muhammad Saidur Rahman
 Director
 Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC)
  
Ms. Maryvonne Plessis-Fraissard
 Director
 Transport and Urban Development, The World Bank
  
Panel discussion
Moderator:
Mr. Satoru Nishikawa
 Director for Disaster Preparedness
 Public Relations & International Cooperation, Cabinet Office of Japan
  
Panellists:
Ms. Maryvonne Plessis-Fraissard
 The World Bank
  
Mr. Muhammad Saidur Rahman
 BDPC
  
Mr. Itaru Yasui
 Vice-Rector, UNU
  
Mr. Koji Suzuki
 Executive Director, ADRC
  
Ms. Tomoko Shibao
 Director, Education Division, Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO
  
Ms. Charmine Koda
 Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
  
Master of Ceremony: Mr. Masayuki Kamada
 Senior Announcer, Radio Center, NHK(Japan Broadcasting Cooperation)