Asian Disaster Reduction Center(ADRC)

Picture of the ACDR 2020

Date: 20-22 October 2020

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Opening Remarks:

H.E. Mr. OKONOGI Hachiro, Minister of State for Disaster Management, Government of Japan
H.E. Mr. Rustam Nazarzoda, Chairman, Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense, Tajikistan
Prof. HAMADA Masanori, Chairman, Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)

Special Speech: Two Global Crises - Experience from Japan

Mr. NAKAO Akifumi, Director, International Cooperation Division, Disaster Management Bureau, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Key Note Speech: Recovering from COVID-19: Lessons from Past Disasters in Asia and the Pacific

Mr. Sanny Ramos Jegillos, Senior Adviser, Disaster Risk Reduction Bangkok Regional Hub, UNDP

Key Note Speech: Two-level Framework for Coastal Disaster Reduction

Prof. ISOBE Masahiko, President, Kochi University of Technology

Key Note Speech: The Challenge of Concurrent Crises

Dr. Arnold M. Howitt, Faculty Co-Director, Program on Crisis Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School,

Key Note Speech: Integrating Holistic Approaches in Tackling Intensifying Hazards Associated with Climate Change

Prof. Ian Robert Davis, Visiting Professor, Kyoto, Lund, Oxford Brookes Universities and Honorary Visiting Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Europe

Session 1: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures and challenges to the Intensifying Disaster Risks

Session 1: Introduction by Moderator

Dr. Manzul Kumar Hazarika, Director, Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology

Session 1: Presentations by ADRC Member Countries

Ms. Myat Moe Thwe, Director, Coordination and Research Division, Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Ms. Nguyen Thi Xuan Hong, Specialist, Science, Technology and International Cooperation Department, Vietnam Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam
Mr. TANAKA Yasuhiro, JICA expert, Advisor for Disaster Risk Management, Vietnam Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam
Mr. Umar Fikry, Deputy Chief Executive, National Disaster Management Authority, Maldives
Mr. Kamolov Jamshed, Head of Main Department on Protection of Population of Territories Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense, Tajikistan
Mr. TAKAHASHI Kazuaki, Director of Climate Change Adaptation Office, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Session 1: Presentations by Experts

Prof. Cees van Westen, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente
Dr. Mizan Bustanul Fuady Bisri, Post-doctoral Researcher, United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability and University of Tokyo
Mr. Keith Paolo C. Landicho, Disaster Monitoring & Analysis Officer, AHA Centre

Session 1: Question and Answer

Session 2: Disaster Preparedness and Response Measures Amidst COVID-19

Session 2: Introduction - Managing Disasters Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic 

Prof ISHIWATARI Mikio, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Senior Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Session 2: Keynote Speech - Building A Resilient Future Amidst Complex Crises  

Tan Sri Jemilah binti Mahmood, Special Advisor on Public Health to the Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia

Session 2: Presentations

Mr Claudio L. Yucot, Director Regional Office V, Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Philippines
Sh. Sandeep Poundrik, IAS, Adviser (Mitigation), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), India
Mr KANG Jinmo, Senior Deputy Director, Disaster Management Policy Division, Ministry of the Interior and Safety, Republic of Korea
Ms Syuzanna Vardazar Kakoyan, Head of the Department of Education, Administration of Activities with Public, Regional Survey for Seismic Protection, Ministry of Emergency Situation of the Republic of Armenia
Mr Beda Nidhi Khanal, Under-Secretary, Disaster Research, Standards and Capacity Building Section, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Nepal
Ms Helen Mould, Head, Operations Unit, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Dr SHIBASAKI Ryosuke, Professor, Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Session 2: Commentary - Lessons from the Presentations  

Dr Khamarrul Azahari Razak, Director, Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Center, University of Technology Malaysia

Session 2: Discussions and Wrap-up

Closing Session

Closing Speech, H.E. Mr AKAZAWA Ryosei, State Minister of Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Closing Remarks, Dr OGAWA Yujiro, Executive Secretary, Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)