July 29, 2014
The global launch was hosted by the Government of Japan. Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, Director of Human Development Report Office Khalid Malik, and JICA President Akihiko Tanaka, who is a member of the advisory panel on this report, attended and gave speeches at the event.
The dialogue covered a range of issues, including the lessons from experiences of Japan as a state with frequent natural disasters, and the roles of the state, the private sector, and civil society. Kitano pointed out: （1） when risks are diverse and their impact extend across borders, collaboration between humanitarian aid agencies and development aid agencies is vital to forecast, prevent, mitigate risk, and to support those facing the risks; and （2） in order to manage the risks of globalized supply chains, resilience against disasters should be enhanced jointly among the private sector, local and national governments, and civil society. In responding to the issue of securing employment that Mr. Malik had pointed out, Kitano commented: in the midst of increasing international labor migration, overseas remittances account for a growing proportion of GDP in some developing countries; therefore it is important to consider how to utilize the remittance in development.
JICA website ‘Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience’
|Day||July 24, 2014(Thu)|
|Place||UN University, Tokyo|