ADN’s Global Webinar

ADN’s Global Webinar on Disaster Risk Governance

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On the 12th of October, the eve of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDRR), the Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN) organised a global webinar on Disaster Risk Governance at 12:00 GMT + 1.

As of 11 AM GMT + 1 on 12 October 2020, 235 participants registered from 45 different countries. These countries are as follows and are depicted on the map below:

Bangladesh, Belize, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan , Panama, Perú, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Senegal, Singapore, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UEA, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA



Time Session Title Speaker
12:00 – 12:05 Welcome speech / Housekeeping / Explanation of Structure / Introduction of the Speakers by Convener Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett

Dr Hideyuki Shiroshita

12:05 – 12:15


Some Observations, Thoughts and a Working Perspective for COVID-19 Challenges in Japan: Adaptive governance under high systemic risk Prof. Norio Okada
12:15 – 12:25


The State of Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies in Africa Mr Gatkuoth Simon Kai
12:25- 12:35 The SARO Response, The Leadership of IPPF through the COVID-19 Crisis and the New Normal Ms Sonal Mehta
12:35 – 12:45 Tea Break (with networking on Zoom)
12:45 – 12:55 Progress and Challenges in Risk Governance and Achieving Sendai Target E Ms Angelika Planitz
12:55 – 13:05 Governance of Disaster Risk Dimensions at Multiple Scales: Experiences from Uganda Dr Bernard Barasa
13:05 – 13:15


Graduated Approach of Resilience Building to Multiple Risks. Examples of Sustainable Practices from BRAC International Mr Martin Okwir
13:15 – 13:25 Avoiding COVID-19 Related Deaths through Effective Disaster Risk Governance in India Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett

Ms Antara Ragini Dev Sarmah

13:25 – 13:35 Disaster Risk Governance of Local Level Administration in Rangamati, Bangladesh Dr Edris Alam
13:35 – 13:45 Child Protection in Dual Crises in the Caribbean – A COVID-19 Perspective Mr Krishna Clark

Mr Daniel Mendez

13:45 – 13:55 The COVID Action Community India – Solution-Sharing among Professional Peers Mr Steve Glovinsky
13:55 – 14:05 Building a Resilient Community: Learnings from Odisha Dr Ambika Prasad Nanda
14:05 – 14:20 Question and Answer Session Moderated by Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett
14:20- 14:35 Closing Remarks


Mr Mihir R. Bhatt

Prof. Norio Okada

14:35 -14:45 Closing of Ceremony


Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett

Dr Hideyuki Shiroshita

Watch the Global Webinar online

The Avoidable Deaths Network’s Global Webinar is now online and available for wider viewing on ADN’s YouTube channel.