(12)Sustainable development thorough DRR Investment


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Sustainable development thorough DRR Investment

Opening Remarks

Kunihiro Yamauchi
Director General, Global Environment Department, JICA


Kimio Takeya
Distinguished Technical Advisor to the President, JICA


Gerson Martínez
Minister of Public Works, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Republic of El Salvador
Adoracion M. Navarro
Undersecretary, National Economic and Development Authority, Republic of the Philippines
Lkhagvasuren Sayanaa
Advisor for Deputy Prime Minister, Mongolia
Hideo Abe
Former Mayor of Higashimatsushima-City, Japan
Francis Ghesquiere
Head of the Secretariat, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery / World Bank


"Protecting lives and assets from disaster by preparation in advance". Japan has Invested in disaster risk reduction (DRR) since ancient times and achieved to reduce disaster loss dramatically. The fact is internationally appreciated and Investing in DRR is now one of priorities for action of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Developing countries are also beginning to promote investing in DRR. High-level government officials from 3 nations, Japanese former mayor of disaster affected local government, JICA, World Bank will discuss how we can attain investing in DRR in developing countries.