Forum Highlights

Disaster Management - Leaders in Attendance

  • Brett Aimers
    Principal Advisor, Victorian Government
  • Elizabeth Longworth
    Advisor, Mentor / Former Director, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
  • Dolapo Fakuade
    Crisis, Emergency, Disaster Professional, University of Canterbury, Centre for Risk, Resilience and Renewal (UCR3)
  • Ron Shaw
    Chair of Project Wairarapa; Project Manager, Resilient Carterton, Project Wairarapa – Resilient Carterton
  • Brendan Anstiss
    General Manager, Strategy and Transformation, Christchurch City Council
  • Roozbeh Hasanzadeh
    Civil Project Engineer, Disaster Risk Manager, Center for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS)
  • Bapon Fakhruddin
    PhD – DRR & Climate Resilience Specialist and Chief Technical Adviser, Tonkin + Taylor
  • John Ryan McLane
    Principal Consultant, McLane Consulting

Enabling Resilience with 6 Powerful Strategies

  1. Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction
  2. Building up and exploring emergency management: Preventive, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
  3. Understanding the concept and practices of disaster risk reduction through systematic efforts to analyze and manage causal factors of disasters
  4. Fostering and strengthening the exchange of information, networking, and experience for successful execution of natural disaster initiatives and global projects
  5. Investing in natural hazards and risk reduction to take lead in resilience and strengthen risk governance
  6. Redefining and developing an effective communication strategies with new media platforms

Forum in a Nutshell

DAY 1: MONDAY, 26 JUNE 2017

  • Establishing Frameworks of Pre-disaster Planning Essential to Post-disaster Resilience
  • Case Study: Design Early Warning Systems for Geophysical Disaster through Advanced Technology & Regular Drill
  • Global Case Study: How New Technology Tools can Help Reduce the Impact of Natural Disaster

DAY 2: TUESDAY, 27 JUNE 2017

  • Facing the Unexpected: Post-Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • Emergency Communications in a Changing Media World
  • Case Study: How does a Community Make Itself Resilient to Future Disaster?
  • Building Back the Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery
  • Case Study: How Sendai Supports Disaster Risk Reduction – Observations From Mongolia’s Early Adoption of the Sendai Framework


  • Workshop A: Sustainability and Resilience Engineering in Practice
  • Workshop B: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters