Third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - Mercy Corps Public Forum Side Event #250

Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction

Lessons Learned in Strengthening Governance and Market Systems in Asia and Africa

  • Sunday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Tohoku University, Kawauchi-kita campus, Room C101
    Sendai, Japan

Join us at the Third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, to explore the lessons Mercy Corps field practitioners are learning about building resilience through a range of programs in Africa and Asia.

Through an engaging mix of presentations, panel discussions and an interactive exercise, we’ll discuss practical ways development professionals can understand and operationalize resilience. Are your programs building resilience? Or are they potentially increasing vulnerability? We’ll share tips and tools for using a resilience approach across different contexts, systems and scales — and the pitfalls we’ve uncovered along the way.

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Mercy Corps presenters and panelists

Dominic Graham, Mercy Corps Country Director, Ethiopia, Pastoralists’ Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME)

Melaku Yirga, Mercy Corps Director of Programs, Uganda, Revitalizing Agriculture Incomes and New Markets (RAIN)

Ratri Sutarto, Mercy Corps Program Manager, Indonesia, Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN)

Chet Tamang, Mercy Corps Program Manager, Nepal, Managing Risk through Economic Development (M-RED)

Muhammed Alfi Syahrin, Mercy Corps Program Manager, Indonesia Liquidity Facility After Disaster (ILFAD)

Olga Petryniak, Mercy Corps Regional Resilience Advisor, Southeast Asia

Tate Munro, Mercy Corps Regional Resilience Advisor, East and Southern Africa

Randy Martin, Mercy Corps Director, Partnership Development, East Asia

Shannon Alexander, Mercy Corps Director of Resilience, Governance and Partnerships

David Nicholson, Mercy Corps Director of Environment, Energy and Climate Change

For questions, please email Shannon Alexander