DRI to Address United Nations World Conferenceon Disaster Risk Reduction in Free Public Forum Event

Event Details 

Public Forum of the UN Word Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

"Implementing Resilience with Private-Sector Partnerships through Business Continuity"

Date: 14 March 2015

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Venue: Sendai Civic Auditorium, Meeting Room 2

           Sendai, Japan


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 1) DRIインターナショナルは国連防災会議(WCDRR)が仙台で開かれるフォーラムに参加しました。全体のタイトルは "Implementing Resilience with Private-Sector Partnerships through Business Continuity" で、公共機関から私企業まで参加でき、災害に対しての国家或はコミュニティのResiliencyを構築する目的であります。DRIインターナショナルとDRIジャパンが参加しました。


2) DRI-ジャパンは3月19日、国連防災会議が終了後、東京でD-Pac(富士山噴火ワークショップ)と共催で、DRII(US)から来られている副社長のMS. Chloe氏も参加いただき、DRI-ジャパンの長瀬も”阪神大震災の経験を生かしてResiliencyに関するお話しもさせていただきました。



Press Release





December 9, 2014

Media Contact:

Chloe Demrovsky

Executive Director

(646) 378- 7923,





New York, York - DRI International has been selected to participate in the Public Forum of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, 14-18 March 2015.

Alan Berman, President and CEO, and Chloe Demrovsky, Executive Director, for DRI International will join representatives of DRI Japan in presenting a session titled “Implementing resilience with private-sector partnerships through business continuity”, at the Sendai Civic Auditorium Meeting Room 2 on Saturday, 14 March 2015, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The exclusive event, limited to an audience of 50 participants, will include translation from English to Japanese and vice versa.

DRI International representatives will address what can be done to protect communities against the immediate threats of increasing high-impact weather events and related problems.  < Quotation from DRI Representative? > these threats are forecasted to grow more extreme over the next century. Communities need to be redesigned to be flexible enough to withstand unforeseen events of all kinds. The private sector can play a critical role in implementing resilience strategies that will protect and improve systems in times of duress. In order for the implementation of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda to be successful, private sector actors must engage in the process from the earliest stages.  The session will focus on maintaining the long-term health of the small and medium-sized enterprises that are integral to the Japanese economy.  DRI International will release a white paper on best practices in the design of public-private partnerships for resilience following the event. The document will synthesize the viewpoints of the panel of experts from Japan and the United States. DRI International and DRI Japan will also have an exhibition booth at the Sendai Mediatheque.

About the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Several thousand representatives of the private sector, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, scientific institutions, organizations of the United Nations system, and intergovernmental organizations will participate, including at World Conference related events with the aim of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

The expected outcome of the World Conference is a focused and action-oriented document and will have the following objectives:

To complete assessment and review of the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action;

To consider the experience gained through the regional and national strategies/institutions and plans for disaster risk reduction and their recommendations as well as relevant regional agreements within the implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action;

To adopt a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction;

To identify modalities of cooperation based on commitments to implement a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction;

To determine modalities to periodically review the implementation of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

The World Conference has been convened since 1994.  In 2005, the 2nd World Conference on Disaster Reduction adopted the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Countries and Communities to Disasters (HFA) in Kobe, Japan.

About DRI International

Founded in 1988, DRI International is a non-profit organization with a mission to make the world prepared. DRI Japan was established in 2010 under Chairman Kanryu Nagase. The global education and certification body in business continuity, DRI has 12,000+ active certified professionals worldwide. DRI organizes industry events worldwide and offers training programs and partnerships with universities to promote resilience. DRI certifies individuals from 100+ countries and conducts training in 50+ nations, in multiple languages. An ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization, DRI advises governments and organizations in creating standards and works with the private sector to promote readiness for disaster risk reduction.