HIGH LEVEL EVENT

BUILDING EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS TOWARDS RESILIENT SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES IN THE POST-2015 WORLD 

 17 March 2015 Tohoku University, Kawauchi-kita Campus, Room C200 

At the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Sendai, Japan

 

High Level Event

HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE

14:00 Welcome Remarks by the Chair, Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative, UN-OHRLLS

Remarks

H.E. Mr. Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati

H.E. Mr. Emmanuel (Manny) Mori, President of the Federated States of Micronesia

H.E. Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Environment and Energy, Maldives

H.E. Mr Noel Arscott, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Jamaica

H.E. Mr. Atsuyuki Oike, Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Ms. Ina Lepel, Deputy Director-General for the United Nations and Global Issues, Director for Civilian Crisis Prevention and Combating International Terrorism, Federal Foreign Office, Germany

Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR

Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director Crisis Response Unit, UNDP

EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION

15:30 Moderator: Dr Melchior Mataki , Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Environment Solomon Islands

Ms. Sofia Bettencourt, Lead Adaptation Specialist for the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, World Bank Group

Mr. Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

Ms. Ina Vakaafi, Chair of the Pacific Youth Council

Mr. Pepe Fia’ailetoa Christian Fruean, Chief Executive Officer, Digicel Samoa

Mr. Kosimiki Latu, Deputy Director General, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP)

16:30 Open Floor Discussion

16:50 Closing Remarks Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative, UN-OHRLLS

At the Conference

 Other Background Material