WCDRR in Sendai, Japan

SendaiCUDRR+R’s Ebru Gencer and Jaroslav Mysiak are attending the WCDRR in Sendai, Japan

Ebru Gencer will present, on behalf of UPAG, “Urban Planning Advisory Group – Delivering the Urban Challenges” at the Local Authorities Roundtable on March 13 (15.00-18.00) at Sendai International Centre, 2F, Room 1&2.

She will also join the announcement of the New Ten Essentials of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign on Sunday, March 15 (09.00 -12.00) at Tohoku University.

Jaroslav Mysiak will talk about the roles of public-private and public-public partnerships in flood risk management (including the EU policies) at the “Flooding in Europe – new risks and strategies to build resilience” Session on March 14 (16.00) at Tohoku University Kawauchi-kita Campus B200.

He will also present at the IGNITE Stage about the ENHANCE Project on 15March (16.00) at 2nd floor Foyer of Sendai International Centre.


World Humanitarian Summit

shelters largeCUDRR+R’s Ebru Gencer is joining the World Humanitarian Summit as an Urban Expert

In preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit, four themes have been identified: humanitarian effectiveness, reducing vulnerability and managing risk; transformation through innovation; and supporting the needs of people in conflict. Consultations have confirmed the need for a specific ‘urban track’ towards the World Humanitarian Summit, and beyond towards Habitat III: how to manage the rising humanitarian risk in urban areas; how to consider the future dimensions of urban risk in the coming years, how to ensure that humanitarian response takes into account the complexities of urban areas and how humanitarian assistance can contribute to building urban resilience. Read more on the World Humanitarian Summit at https://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org/