Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2011
13-15 June 2011
Colombo, Sri Lanka

<Day 1>

  Inaugural Session
  • Welcome address by Major General Gamini Hettiarrachchi (retd), Director General, Disaster Management Center (DMC), Government of Sri Lanka [ASG_PPT]
  • Opening remarks by Prof. Shigeru Itoh, Chairman, Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) [ASG_PPT]
  • Opening remarks by Mr. Sujit Mohanty, Regional Programme Officer, UNISDR [ASG_PPT]
  • Opening remarks by Mrs. S.M. Mohamed Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management, Government of Sri Lanka [ASG_PPT]
  • Inaugural speeches by Honorable Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Disaster Management Government of Sri Lanka [ASG_PPT]
  • Special address on 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake by Honorable Shozo Azuma, Senior Vice Minister of Cabinet Office for Disaster Management, Government of Japan [ASG_PPT]

  Special Session: Integration of DRR and CCA

  Part 1: Report on Climate Hazards
  • Recent Floods in Sri Lanka by Major General Gamini Hettiarrachchi (retd), Director General, Disaster Management Center (DMC) [ASG_PPT]
  • Landslides in Sri Lanka by Mr. R.M.S. Bandara, Head, Land slide studies and Services Division, National Building Research Organization [ASG_PPT]
  • Floods in Thailand by Mr. Montree Chanachaiviboonwat, Director, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Ministry of Interior [ASG_PPT]
  • Forest Fire in Russia by Ms. Yulia Zhitina, Senior Expert, Ministry of Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters, (EMERCOM) [ASG_PPT]
  • Cyclone Risk Mitigation Measures in India by Mr. Sanjay Agarwal, Director, Disaster Management Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, India [ASG_PPT]
Part 2: Showcase of Sound Practices/ Technologies
  • Meteorological, Hydrological and Climate Services in Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation and WMO activities in East and Southeast Asia by Mr. G.B. Samarasinghe, Permanent Representative with WMO [ASG_PPT]
  • Space based Information for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region by Mr. Basanta Raj Shrestha, Division Head, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)[ASG_PPT]
  • Overview of the Sentinel Asia Supporting Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific Region by space technology by Mr. Kengo Aizawa, Associate Senior Engineer, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) [ASG_PPT]
  • Integrated Flood Analysis System (IFAS) for prompt implementation of flood analysis & forecasting system in poorly-gauged rivers using multiple sources of rainfall and global GIS databases by Mr. Kazuhiko Fukami, Chief Researcher, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)[ASG_PPT]
  • Integrated Information and Communication System for Disaster Management by Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika, Associate Director, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)[ASG_PPT]
  • The use of probabilistic risk modelling to guide vulnerability reduction: the case of Bogota by Mr. Francis Ghesquiere, Program Manager, World Bank [ASG_PPT]
  • Disaster Management in Sri Lanka & DiMCEP -Disaster Management Capacity Enhancement Project by Mr. Hideto Namiki, JICA Expert, JICA[ASG_PPT]
Part 3: In-depth Discussion by Groups
  • Group1: Climate change prediction/weather forecast/down-scaling, modeling of rainfall, flooding, inundation[ASG_PPT]
  • Group2: Early warning and evacuation system/shelter, use of technologies including ICTs and space technologies[ASG_PPT]
  • Group3: Risk finance/ Micro finance at Community-level for DRR ? Experience in member countries, constraints in recovery process, CBDRM [ASG_PPT]
<Day 2>
Session 1: Report on Recent Disasters by Governments of Member Countries
  • Floods in Pakistan by Mr. Syed Sibt-E-Abbas Zaidi, Director, National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) [ASG_PPT]
  • Earthquake, Tsunami, and Volcanic Eruption in Indonesia by Drs. Bintang Susmanto Noortjahjo, Chief Inspector, Chief Inspectorate, National Agency for Disaster Management, BNPB [ASG_PPT]
  • Earthquake in Myanmar by Mr. Than Htut Swe, Director, Relief and Resettlement Department (Supply Division), Ministry of Social Welfare [ASG_PPT]
  • Development of Tsunami Risk Guideline by Prof. Samantha Hettiarchchi Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Government of Sri Lanka [ASG_PPT]
  • The Great East Japan Earthquake and National DRR Policy, by Mr. Takeo Murakami, Deputy Director, International Office for Disaster Management, Cabinet Office [ASG_PPT]

Session 2: Report on Recent Developments of International/Regional Organizations
  • Follow-up on the 4th AMCDRR by Dr. Dugkeun Park, Senior Analyst, National Institute for Disaster Prevention (NIDP), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Republic of Korea [ASG_PPT]
  • Preparation for 5th AMCDRR Indonesia by Drs. Bintang Susmanto Noortjahjo, Chief Inspector, Chief Inspectorate, National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB)[ASG_PPT]
  • Follow-up on the 3rd GPDRR by Mr. Sujit Mohanty, UNISDR [ASG_PPT]
  • Establishment of Regional Disaster Preparedness and Response Coordination Centre in Central Asia by Mr. Seitkazhe Okassov, Chief of Staff of the Ministry, Kazakhstan, Ministry for Emergency Situation, Republic of Kazakhstan[ASG_PPT]
  • ESCAP regional knowledge and cooperation initiatives for improved disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific by Mr. Nokeo Ratanavong, Economic Affairs Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction Section, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, ESCAP[ASG_PPT]
  • Early Warning Broadcasting for Disaster Risk Reduction -ABU/UNESCAP Tsunami Fund Media Initiative- by Mr. Takeshi Doki, Director, ABU Programming, Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union[ASG_PPT]
  • Red Cross and Red Crescent current work and future trends in DRR and CCA in the Asia and Pacific by Mr. Susil Perera, Disaster Management Delegate, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC Asia Pacific zone[ASG_PPT]
  • JST and its international cooperation scheme - SATREPS and its outreach by Mr. Masahito Yano, Senior Program Officer, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)[ASG_PPT]

Session 3: Report on ADRC's Activities
  • Follow-up to the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami by Mr. Atsushi Koresawa, ADRC[ASG_PPT]
  • Peer Review by Ms. Miki Kodama, Senior Researcher, ADRC [ASG_PPT]
  • Technology Transfer by Mr. Masaru Arakida, Senior Researcher, ADRC [ASG_PPT]
  • Capacity building coursesby Mr. Makoto Fujieda, Senior Researcher, ADRC [ASG_PPT]
  • International Recovery Platform by Mr. Gerald Potutan, Researcher, IRP [ASG_PPT]
<Day 3>
Field Trip
  • Community as Partners to Improve Disaster Resilience: The “Lunawa” Experience by Mr. Anura Dassanayake, Project Director, Lunawa Environment Improvement and Community Development Project, Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage[ASG_PPT]

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