Globally, 1.3 billion people, often those most vulnerable to disasters, rely on
animals for their livelihoods. This session highlights effective strategies for protecting livelihoods and productive assets and showcases what can be achieved through collaboration. We will focus on a number of areas including the economic benefits of incorporating livestock into countrywide disaster risk reduction plans. Successful government case studies from Mexico, India and Costa Rica will be featured.
Join us at the Third World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR). On March 16 we will be hosting a free, public forum “Testing successful solutions: a collaborative approach to reducing animal losses from disasters”. The public forum will be held in the Sendai Civic Auditorium Meeting Room 2 from 12:20-1:45.You will find an invitation attached with more details.
James Sawyer, Director of Disaster Management, World Animal Protection
Tristan Knowles, Economist, Economists at Large
Gajender K. Sharma, Country Director India, World Animal Protection
Gerardo Huertas, Regional Disasters Operations Director, World Animal Protection
Dr Jaen Bernardo, Chief Veterinary Officer and Head of SENASA, Costa Rica