IRDR Conference 2014

June 7, 2014

Opening Keynote Address
IRDR Conference 2014
From Knowledge to Practice: Building Back Stronger After Haiyan with the Aid of Science
7 June 2014 – Beijing, China
First of all, I congratulate the organizers of this year’s IRDR Conference. Thank you for the warm hospitality and the excellent arrangements.
Future cities are not built after our time. We start building them today.  Communities, fifty years from now, will look different and people will live differently.  Their realities will not be defined in their time, […]

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Role of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

June 5, 2014

“Role of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management”
ASEM Manila Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
5 June 2014 – Manila
Women: Leaders of Change for Resilience
First of all, I wish to extend my thanks to the ASEM leadership for this opportunity to share our country’s experiences on the role of women in disaster risk reduction and management.
More women perish
As disaster risks abound amid our fast changing environment, disasters affect yearly about 200 million people all over the world, half […]

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