The Fifth UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters "Building Back Better towards More Resilient and Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World"
FacilitatorsDr. Gretchen Kalonji, Dean,
Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction, Sichuan UniversityProf. Toshio Koike,
Executive Director, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management
(ICHARM)Agenda Introduction (4min)
Opening Remarks by Prof.
Akihiko Tanaka, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Keynote Speech by Prof. Xu
Weilin, Executive Vice President, Sichuan University/Director of the State Key
Laboratory on Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering (5 min)Speaker presentations (30
min)Dr. Shamila Nair-Bedouelle,
Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCODr. Elena Manaenkova,
Deputy Secretary-General, WMOMr. Ricardo Mena, Director,
UNDRR o Dr. Blanca Elena Jimenez Cisneros, former Director-General, National
Water Commission (CONAGUA), Mexico o Prof. Joy Jacqueline Pereira, Southeast
Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM), Malaysia