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WCDRR side event: Disaster Risk Reduction: building on a decade of achievement

Time (GMT +00) 12:00 14:00

Chair: Wendy Fenton - Coordinator, Humanitarian Practice Network


Sawako Matsuo - Manager, Capacity Building Group, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)

Nicolas Lamade - Senior Manager, Security, Recovery and Peace, GIZ

Bruno Haghebaert - Learning Coordinator, Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

Mihir Bhatt - Director, All India Disaster Management Institute (AIDMI)


​In the spirit of the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), the Humanitarian Practice Network will be hosting a side event in the Public Forum in Sendai to introduce the upcoming revised edition of Good Practice Review (GPR) 9 on Disaster risk reduction: mitigation and preparedness in development and emergency programming.

Written by the international expert John Twigg, the revised edition incorporates new evidence, case studies and thinking on DRR. Since it was originally published in 2004, GPR 9 has established itself as a core resource on DRR for field agencies, training courses and universities.

With its wide range of coverage and operational focus, it filled a major gap that other guidance and text books had not addressed. The earlier version helped to support the rapidly growing interest in DRR which led to the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2005 and the publication of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. Similarly, the revised and up-to-date version of GPR9 will aim to contribute to the implementation of the new international DRR-resilience regime emerging from the Third World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2015.

Sendai Civic Auditorium Meeting Room 2, Japan