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GPDRR 2022 Main Event | 26 May 2022

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The second day of the GPDRR 2022 Main Event recap is finally here. Check out what our team has summarized for the insightful event!


1. Left behind, left out, left unsafe: A dialogue on Leaving No One Behind in the face of disaster risk

Location: Singaraja Hall, BNDCC


At this side event, the CADRI Partnership brings together government, civil society organizations, and partners to discuss lessons and good practices to effectively integrate those most at risk of being left behind into the decision-making process concerning programming and planning of disaster risk reduction interventions.


The speakers:

  • Imad Mohamed, Project Officer - VFL 2019 & Chief Advisor DRR, Huvadhoo Aid (Representative from Civil Society Organization – GNDRR)
  • Vasiti Soko, Director of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) of Fiji (National government representative)
  • Claudia Herrera, Director of the Coordination Centre for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC)

Tiziana Bonzon, IFRC


2. Learning from COVID-19: Social and Economic Recovery for All

Location : BNDC 1, Nusa Dua Hall


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the cascading nature of risk. It shows clearly the importance of coordination among health and other sectors for effective and gender-responsive disaster risk reduction and systemic risk governance. This session will consider the lessons learned from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic at the national and local levels. In addition, the session will highlight how evidence-based and just recovery can help us prepare for future disasters as well as protect and sustain the sustainable development goals. Session objectives :

Share lessons learned from COVID-19 in the context of complex and interconnected risks

Identify key means to move towards resilience and social and economic recovery for all

Highlight good practices and opportunities for whole-of-society and all-hazards risk governance

Put forward essential elements, concrete actions and commitments for consideration at different levels and across sectors for enhancing adaptive and transformative social and economic recovery for all


Moderator :

Valerie Nkamgang Bemo - Deputy Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Emergency Response


Speakers :

  • Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WMO Health Emergencies Program
  • Pratima Gurung - President, National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN), Climate Change
  • E. Bill Blair, President of the Queen's Privy Council of Canada, Minister of Emergency and Preparedness
  • Thembisile Simelane-Nkadimeng - Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs ( Speaker), South Africa
  • Jagan Chapagain - Secretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)