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Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
On Thursday, 12 May, participants met in a plenary on DRR and climate change adaptation, followed by general plenary statements in the morning and afternoon. An informal plenary on the implementation of the outcomes of the Mid-term Review of the Hyogo Framework of Action continued for a second day as well as a number of roundtables on managing watersheds, children for resilience, DRR and gender, DRR safety nets and mountains at risk. Winners of the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction were announced in an evening ceremony.
Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - Day Three
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Representatives from Sante Fe, Argentina; San Fransisco, the Philippines; and North Vancouver, Canada receiving their 2011 Sasakawa Awards for Disaster Risk Reduction

Plenary: Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Alliances for Resilience

Michel Jarraud, WMO
Socorro Flores Liera, Minister and Special Advisor for Climate Change, Mexico
Jan Egeland, Norwegian Institute for International Affairs

Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Bangladesh
Mamadou Traore, Mali Red Cross
Cheikh Mamadou Abidoulaye Dieye, Mayor of Saint Louis
Jack Dangermond, Environmental Research Institute

Plenary Statements

Mufeed Al-Halemi, Yemen
Margareta Wahlström,
UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction
Elizabeth Wright-Koteka, Central Policy and Planning Office
Stephen Ramroop, Ministry of National Security

Roundtable: Managing Watersheds for Urban Resiliance

Mark Smith, Director, Water Programme, IUCN
Siththy Marina Mohamed, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka
Jean-Claude Eude, Director General, Loire River Basin Authority, France

Marcelo Rivera Arancibia, Major of Hualpén, Chile, and Aisea Tuidraki, Nadi, Sigatoka Town Councils, Fiji
Shraddha Shridhar Jadhav, Major, and Mahesh Narvekar, Chief Officer Disaster Management, Mumbai, India

Roundtable: Children for Resilience

Tricia and Andre, youth delegates, the Philippines
Sian Gardner, Facilitator

Alan March, Assistant Director General, AusAID and Johnston, youth delegate, Kenya
P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti, Director, SAARC Disaster Management Centre, India

Roundtable: DRR and Gender

L-R: Laura Gurza Jaidar, Mexico, Dhar Chakrabarti, India, Lily Caravantes, Guatemala, Margareta Wahlström,
UN Special Representative for DRR, Lorena Aguilar, IUCN, Saumura Tioulong, Cambodia, Polotu Fakafanua Paunga, Tonga

Laura Gurza Jaidar, Ministry of Interior, Mexico, Dhar Chakrabarti, National Institute of Disaster Management, India, Lily Caravantes, Presidential Secretary for Food Safety and Nutrition, Guatemala
Lorena Aguilar, IUCN, Saumura Tioulong, Member of Parliament, Cambodia, Polotu Fakafanua Paunga, Ministry of Education, Women's Affairs and Culture, Tonga

Roundtable: DRR Safety Nets

Relinda Sosa, President, National Confederation of Women organised for Life and Integrated Development, Peru, Aslam Alam, Deputy Minister and Secretary in Charge of Disaster Management and Relief, Bangladesh
Alfredo Lazarte, International Labour Organization, Milton Rondo Filho, Brazil, Ruben Hofliger Topete, Mexico, and Carlos Scaramella, World Food Programme

Roundtable: Mountains at Risk

Thomas Probst, Scientific Advisor, Federal Office of the Environment, Switzerland, Minjur Dorji, Honorable Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs, Bhutan, Andreas Schild, Director General, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Management, Nepal
Tashijam Tsho, Bhutan Climate Summit Secretariat

María del Pinar Cornejo, Minister, National Secretariat for Risk Management, Ecuador
Ed Barrow, IUCN
Walter Ammann, Global Risk Forum

Featured Event: Operational Climate Services for Managing Risks linked to the Changing Climate

Around the Conference

Participant reading the YMB Summary
Act!on @ The Frontline, UNICEF
Participants at the IGNITE Stage

Children for Resilience after their session at the IGNITE stage
Participant at the Global Risk Forum table

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*IISD RS coverage of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR), 18-22 January 2005, Kobe and Hyogo, Japan
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*IISD RS Summary Report of the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for WCDR, 6-7 May 2004, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF - TEXT) (French: HTML - PDF - TEXT)
*IISD RS Summary Report of The Second Conference on Early Warning, 16-18 October 2003, Bonn, Germany (HTML - PDF - TEXT)
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