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EVENT: Hyogo Framework for Action 2: Forging Public-Private Partnerships for Disaster Resilience

A joint event from Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Tuesday 11th March 2014, 10:00-11:00 London time (GMT)

Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ and livesteamed 

The international agreement to reduce disaster risk – the Hyogo Framework for Action – will be renegotiated through a series of regional meetings in 2014 before a new agreement, the ‘HFA2’, is signed in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. The successor framework for the Millennium Development Goals will be defined on a similar timeframe. As we edge closer to 2015, we have an unprecedented opportunity to lock in a favourable and multifaceted international policy landscape for tackling disaster risk worldwide.

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) are jointly hosting a new event series titled Rethinking International Policy for Reducing Disaster Risk. The series examines some of the more thorny issues involved in renegotiating the Hyogo Framework for Action, including public private partnerships, use of risk assessments, fragile states and conflict, effective governance for disaster risk reduction (DRR), gender senstive DRR, among others. Events will be held at ODI and at key international DRR conferences in 2014.

This panel event exploring opportunities and challenges for private sector engagement in disaster risk reduction is the first of the series. Two presenters will discuss main messages and take away points from their recent reports: Christina Becker-Birck from Meister Consultants Group on Resilience in Action – Lessons from public-private collaborations around the world, and Dan Dowling of PwC on Stimulating private sector engagement in building disaster resilience. John Firth of Acclimatise and a representative from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) will join the panel as discussants.


Tom Mitchell


Christina Becker-Birck, Meister Consultants Group

Dan Dowling, PwC


John Firth, Acclimatise

Nick Harvey, DFID

To register for your place at the event, or register to join by livestream please visit the ODI website


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