Duryog Nivaran at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai (Part I)
Report from Mihir Bhatt, Chairperson of Duryog Nivaran
“Duryog Nivaran” founding member and current chair Mihir R. Bhatt of All India Disaster Mitigation Institute brought up “Duryog Nivaran” (DN) work and ideas in several key events he participated in at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan. A short report is as follows.
1. Actions on Engaging Private Sector in Recovery session organised by International Recovery Platform attracted a lot of interest in Duryog Nivaran’s work on small and medium enterprise (SME) and the role they play in causing local economic and community recovery. Impact of SME of South Asia in recovery is far more timely and targeted to the poor, he said. Duryog Nivaran can document SME recovery in Bangladesh after floods in 2014.
Duryog Nivaran at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai (Part II)
Ministerial Round-Table on Governing Disaster Risk
Duryog Nivaran representative and founder member, Ms Priyanthi Fernando, was one of five non-governmental representatives speaking at the Ministerial Round Table on Governing Disaster Risk: overcoming challenges at WCDRR 2015. The Round Table was chaired by Ms. Maria del Pilar Cornejo, Minister Secretary for Risk Management, Ecuador
Ms Fernando's statement is reproduced below:
“Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, I represent Duryog Nivaran, South Asian civil society network of people and organisations committed to promoting disaster risk reduction in what is the world’s most disaster prone region.
Duryog Nivaran at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai (Part III)
Presentation at Ignite Stage
Duryog Nivaran participated in the Ignite stage programme, a central presentation stage at the WCDRR. Ramona Miranda gave two presentations at this session.