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Mar. 14th(Sat)Sendai

The forefront of disaster response with private sector partnership: innovations to achieve disaster risk reduction, response, and reconstruction beyond sectors and national borders

2015.03.14 13:30 - 15:30
Japanese (English)

In order to make participation of companies in disaster management more effective, a disaster relief cooperation type platform that was born from the public-private partnership experience in Japan, is expanding to 5 Asian countries today. It has produced an effect not only for domestic disasters but also on international “mutual support”. In this session, ① good practices on how corporations, NGOs, and government agencies have worked together and seamlessly conducted disaster preparedness, response, and reconstruction activities will be introduced; and ②together with the participants, we will think about the mechanism required and its possibility in order for this multisector collaboration to function.

Representatives of companies and NGOs involved in disaster relief from five Asian countries will come together at this occasion,
Kensuke Onishi (CEO of A-PAD & Chairperson of Peace Winds Japan), Representative of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce as well as NGOs and companies from 5 countries. We very much welcome those interested in cross-sector collaboration in DRR, private sector involvement, NGO partnerships, public-private partnerships among others to come and join us on March 14, 2015.


13:10 Admission
13:30 to 13:40 Introduction Video
Opening Remarks
Kensuke Onishi, CEO, Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (APADM) & Chairperson, Civic Force
13:40 to 14:05 Session 1: Perspectives from the field: The importance of emergency and reconstruction assistance in disasters by multiple sectors as seen by business enterprises
Chandrarathna D Vithanage, Senior Assistant Secretary General, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
Sinta Kaniawati Munir, General Manager, Unilever Indonesia Foundation
Yuka Koga, Director for Corporate Policy Planning, Yahoo Japan
14:05 to 14:30 Discussion
Moderator: Firzan Hashim, Deputy Executive Director, Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies
14:30 to 14:35 Break
14:35 to 15:00 Session 2: Thinking about A-PAD’s role: A mechanism for regional collaboration
Junko Chano, Executive Director (Program), Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Faisal Djalal, Chairperson, A-PAD & Former Secretary General, MPBI Indonesia
Lourdes Louella Escandor, Board of Trustees, Citizens Disaster Response Center
Young Jin Park, Secretary General, Korea Disaster Relief Association
15:00 to 15:25 Discussion
Moderator: Masataka Uo, Director for Planning and Coordination, A-PAD
15:25 to 15:30 Closing Remarks
Megumi Kuwana, Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University and Chief Program Coordinator, A-PAD

 Simultaneous Japanese-English translation will be provided.

・Admission is free.
・Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.
・For vehicle parking, please use AER’s parking facilitie 300 yen per 30 minutes. only)

For inquiries:
 Kaye Quiban
 Tel: 03-5213-4930

Please register your participation here:

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