Resilience dialogue to build resilience in communities and countries around the world

Meeting or Conference
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR); World Bank, the (WB)
20 Apr 2012
United States of America
Online, 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Rapid urbanization and climate change are reshaping and exacerbating disaster risk. Together, they have added urgency to the task of building resilience in communities and countries around the world. High-profile representatives of developing and donor countries join senior officials from development and humanitarian organizations to discuss how to prepare for a changing world.

Opening remarks
- Mahmoud Mohieldin, Managing Director, the World Bank
- Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Development, European Union
- Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom

- Christopher Field, Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II
- IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX)

A discussion with
- Armida Alisjahbana, Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia
- Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Aairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
- Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Nigeria (TBC)
- Rachel Kyte, Vice President, Sustainable Development, the World Bank
- Rajiv Shah, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development

- Zanny Minton-Beddoes, The Economist

Closing remarks
- Gerardo Rodriguez Regordosa, Deputy Minister of Finance, Mexico
- Naoko Ishii, Deputy Vice Minister of Finance for International Aairs, Japan

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