Day 1 - Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Sendai, Japan
14 March 2015

Special Event: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon leads discussion on key challenges reducing disaster risk post-2015
15.00 - 16.30
UN High Level Special Event: Uniting Nations, People and Action for Resilience

Intergovernmental Segment, Official Plenary Session
11:00 - 13:00
Opening
Intergovernmental Segment, High level Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Dialogues
15:00 - 18:00
Mobilizing Women's Leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction

Multi-Stakeholder Segment, Working session - Progress on existing Hyogo Framework of Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience to Nations and Communities Priorities
15:00 - 16:30
Risk Identification and Assessment (Priority 2)
17:00 - 18:30
Early Warning (Priority 2)
Multi-Stakeholder Segment, Working session - Emerging Risks
13:00 - 14:30
Technological Hazards: From Risk Reduction to Recovery
Multi-Stakeholder Segment, Working session - Accelerating implementation
13:00 - 14:30
Disaster Risk Transfer and Insurance
17:00 - 18:30
Commitments to Safe Schools
Multi-Stakeholder Segment, Other Events
15:00 - 16:30
UN High Level Special Event: Uniting Nations, People and Action for Resilience
Multi-Stakeholder Segment, Other session - IGNITE Stage
12:00 - 12:15
The “Relevant Design for Disaster” Center – Design as a Tool for Disaster Risk Reduction
12:15 - 12:30
Public Investment in Infrastructure to Reducing Flood Disaster Risk in the District of Bab El Oued in Algiers (Algeria)
12:30 - 12:45
Interactive voice response (IVR): Early warning in Bangladesh
12:45 - 13:00
Women with disabilities: a major player in DRR
13:00 - 13:15
Nature-based solutions for DRR
13:15 - 13:30
Risk-informed decision making - the role of IKM in DRR
13:30 - 13:45
Four risk communication models for resilient societies
13:45 - 14:00
Safe Schools, Resilient Students
14:00 - 14:15
Eco-efficiency and community engagement in Haiti, Cuba, and Dominican Republic
14:30 - 14:45
Experiences from the field without a filter
14:45 - 15:00
How healthy animals protect livelihoods and build resilience
15:00 - 15:15
Integrating Public Health Considerations in the post-2015 framework for DRR
15:15 - 15:30
Turning Agony into Sustainable Opportunity – Modular Construction for Disaster Recovery: Doing it RIGHT
15:30 - 15:45
An evolutionary dynamism to empower women, girls, and other people to develop inclusive resilience
15:45 - 16:00
‘Pay-it-forward’ network from survivors to rescuers
16:00 - 16:15
Global Flood Partnership - Joining forces
16:15 - 16:30
Free software for managing urban risk
16:30 - 16:45
Child-led DRR at vulnerable schools in India
16:45 - 17:00
Using “Radio-Streaming” to Stimulate Volunteers and Local Governments to Assume More Responsibility in DRR Advocacy
17:00 - 17:15
SIRE - System of Information Risk Management and Climate Change
17:15 - 17:30
How to develop and market disaster microinsurance
17:30 - 17:45
Tehran thunderstorm: an unexpected success story
Multi-Stakeholder Segment, Other session - Study Tours
13:30 - 17:00
S16A Joint Public and Private Action for Regional Disaster Prevention and Advanced Disaster Prevention Technology for Housing - Working Together to Build a Disaster-Resilient Town
13:30 - 17:45
S01A Multiple Defense Measures against Tsunami: Lessons Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake
Public Forum, Side Events
09:00 - 12:00
Business-academia collaboration for earthquake disaster 3D data archive and disaster-prevention education using latest Virtual Reality technology
09:00 - 12:00
Community Disaster Management Plan and local capacities to mitigate and cope with disasters
09:00 - 17:00
Forum: Volunteering for Disaster Relief
09:15 - 12:00
Risk reduction in nuclear disasters through citizens' participation
09:15 - 12:00
Workshop in "Studies for Reconstruction Volunteers"
09:30 - 12:00
Redesigning for resilient national land using big data of environment and disasters
09:30 - 12:00
The mission of regional banks for disaster prevention in the region
09:30 - 17:00
Designing for a safe and secure home and community
09:30 - 17:00
Development of a Resilient Community and Improving Disaster Education and Regional Disaster Preparedness
09:30 - 17:00
Traces and Experimences of Past Tsunami Disasters in the Pacific Rim and The Succession of Knowledge
10:00 - 11:30
Youth Forum for Tohoku Restoration:Power and Potential of Youth in DRR and Restoration
10:00 - 11:45
Stories from non-Japanese residents living in areas affected by the 3.11 earthquake
10:00 - 12:00
How media can provide life-saving information in disaster situations: The latest trials of "GENSAI", Disaster Mitigation
10:00 - 12:00
Measures against Great East Japan Earthquake in the Ishinomaki Medical Zone and future preparation and the introduction of self-seating toilet
10:00 - 12:00
Recollections of the Disaster
10:00 - 12:00
Role of Industry Support Organizations in Disaster Recovery
10:00 - 12:00
Symposium: Restoration of City Gas Following the Great East Japan Earthquake (Working title)
10:00 - 12:00
Toward Reconstruction from the Great Disaster - Women's meeting to pass hope down to the future
10:00 - 13:00
The role of media and information in disaster situations.
10:00 - 15:30
Long-term mental health support for affected communities after the catastrophic disaster
10:00 - 16:00
The U-18 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
10:00 - 17:00
5th Award Ceremony for Disaster Management Contest and Symposium of Community Disaster Prevention Activities
12:00 - 14:00
Technical workshop on Monitoring Mechanism for Post-2015 Framework for DRR
12:00 - 17:00
Real escape attraction: Escape from natural disaster
12:15 - 13:45
JICA: Classroom is open to the world: the teacher meets a developing country
13:00 - 15:00
Building Urban Resilience in Bangladesh: an integrated approach to policy and investment
13:00 - 16:00
Disaster and Human Rights
13:00 - 16:00
Displacement and the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: What are the Inter-linkages between DRR and Human Mobility?
13:00 - 16:00
Implementing a Building Evacuation for Safety Managers and building Owners
13:00 - 16:00
Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction
13:00 - 16:00
Mobile Communications in a Disaster: What really happens
13:00 - 16:00
Private Philanthropy and Community-managed Disaster Risk Reduction: Roles and Opportunities in a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction
13:00 - 16:00
Strengthening Disaster Recovery Systems for Resilience
13:00 - 17:00
Responding to multiple urban risks towards resilient city by scenario workshop in Sendai
13:00 - 17:00
The overview and effects of ICT for Disaster Management
13:00 - 20:00
Disaster Management Policies - Preparedness against Large Tsunamis and Earthquake
13:00 - 20:00
Disaster Management Policies – Preparedness against Large Tsunamis and Earthquakes etc.
13:00 - 20:00
Restoration of Industries and Communities in the Tohoku Region
13:30 - 15:30
Social Implementation of Disaster Robots and Systems - Current State, Gap and Action Plans for the Future
13:30 - 15:30
The forefront of disaster response with private sector partnership: innovations to achieve disaster risk reduction, response, and reconstruction beyond sectors and national borders
13:30 - 16:00
Challenges to ‘model villages’: creating a agricultural friendly, safe and secure rural life style
13:30 - 20:00
Roles of politics in disasters
13:45 - 16:00
Flooding in Europe : new risks and strategies to build resilience
13:45 - 17:45
BECS (Building Emergency Communications System) Forum
14:00 - 13:30
The effect of the Great East Japan Earthquake on marine ecosystems.
14:00 - 16:00
Psycho-social support for children and their care givers -Child friendly emergency relief works-
14:00 - 16:00
Psychosocial support for children and their care givers ~Child friendly emergency relief works~
14:00 - 17:00
"Earthquake Insurance" Forum: What happens after an earthquake? How to continue living!
14:00 - 17:00
Mainstreaming DRR into Development through practical DM Planning at the Local Level: Lessons Learned from BNPB and JICA Initiatives in Indonesia
14:00 - 17:00
Role of Entrepreneurs in Disaster Recovery
14:00 - 18:30
Future Session "Resilience for The Future" in Sendai
14:00 - 19:30
Ways to support children and families in and after great disasters
14:00 - 20:00
Forum on Model Communities for "Community Disaster Management Plan"
14:00 - 20:00
How we managed cancer patients after the Great East Japan Earthquake
14:30 - 16:30
UNICEF Symposium: Building Resilient Society with Children
15:00 - 17:00
Implementing resilience with private-sector partnerships through business continuity
15:00 - 17:00
Symposium on Strengthening Disaster Information System
15:30 - 17:30
World Junior Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
15:30 - 19:30
Asia Disaster Resilience Forum 2015 –Building ICT-enabled Disaster Resilient Societies in Asia from the grassroots
16:30 - 18:00
Enhancing Resilience of Small Island States
17:00 - 19:00
Lessons Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami through Manga: Cases of Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction Education
17:00 - 20:00
Lessons learned from recent water-related disasters in Southeast Asia ~How to save lives~
17:15 - 19:45
Symposium on the Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial Park
17:30 - 19:30
Activities of Japanese Nursing Academies related to recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and restoration of daily living
17:30 - 19:30
Innovations in DRR
17:30 - 19:30
Nuclear Disaster Risk Reduction and the Role of Local Government: Lessons and Challenges
17:30 - 19:45
Screening of the documentary film “nigeokureru hitobito”
17:45 - 19:45
World Youth Forum: Let's Think about Disaster Risk Reduction
18:00 - 20:00
Community-based disaster risk management and “translocal” knowledge
Public Forum, Special Forums, Pavilions, and Events
09:00 - 16:30
X01: Cultural Experience Tours for spouses Day Trip to Akiu Hot Springs: Experience the Charm of Tohoku, Japan
13:00 - 16:00
Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction
13:30 - 15:00
Actions of DRR measures based on the disasters Japan experienced so far
Public Forum, Communication Space
13:45 - 14:15
eVigilo
14:15 - 14:45
UNISDR (R!SE)
14:45 - 15:15
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
15:15 - 15:45
Practical Action
15:45 - 16:15
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
16:15 - 16:45
International Council for Science (ICSU)
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