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Introducing Asia Pacific Alliance
for Disaster Management


Pre-registration for A-PAD’s Public Forum event at the 3rd WCDRR is now open



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On the occasion of the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will be held in Sendai City from March 14-18 2015, Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) will hold the Public Forum event “The forefront of disaster response with private sector partnership: Innovations to achieve disaster risk reduction, response, and reconstruction beyond sectors and national borders”. The event aims to discuss?good practices on how corporations, NGOs, and government agencies have worked together and seamlessly conducted disaster preparedness, response, and reconstruction activities as well as think about the mechanism required and the possibility of a multisector collaboration in DRR.

Representatives of companies and NGOs involved in disaster relief from five Asian countries will come together at this occasion, and so 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.

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

Date & Time

Saturday, March 14, 2015 ? 13:30-15:30 (Admission starts from 13:10)


Sendai City Information and Industrial Plaza, Seminar Room 2
6th Floor, AER 1-3-1, Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai?(MAP)

Hosted by

Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management


13:10 Admission
13:30 to 13:40
Introduction Video
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
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
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 facilities 300 yen per 30 minutes.? (Japanese only)

For inquiries:

Kaye Quiban
Tel: 03-5213-4930


Registration has finished.