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The Sendai Report : Managing Disaster Risks for a Resilient Future : The Sendai report : managing disaster risks for a resilient future (English)

This report argues that the practice of disaster risk management (DRM) is a defining characteristic of resilient societies, and should therefore be integrated, or 'mainstreamed', into all aspects of development. The report will inform the Development Committee at the annual meetings 2012, and support discussion at the Sendai dialogue, a special event co-organized by the Government of Japan and the World Bank as part of the Annual Meetings program. This event will engage delegates on the importance of mainstreaming DRM, drawing upon the lessons from the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and other disasters. This paper includes the following headings: disasters and development: an alarming trend; disaster risk management in action; national policies and planning; International Development Cooperation; disaster risk management at the World Bank; the way forward: priorities and opportunities; and glossary and references.


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    Ghesquiere,Francis, Reid, Prashant Robert

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    The Sendai report : managing disaster risks for a resilient future

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Ghesquiere,Francis Reid, Prashant Robert

The Sendai Report : Managing Disaster Risks for a Resilient Future : The Sendai report : managing disaster risks for a resilient future (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.