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The Disaster that Never Happened - Can Resilient Infrastructure Help Save the World?

October 13, 2017 | 11:00 to 12:15 ET, 15:00 to 16:15 GMT
Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters

From severe flooding in South Asia, record-breaking hurricanes in the Caribbean and violent earthquakes in Mexico, to heavy rain and landslides in Sierra Leone – recent disasters have left a trail of devastation across the globe. With more infrastructure likely to be built in the next 20 years than the last two millennia, leaders from the private sector and policy makers will gather on the International Day for Disaster Reduction to explore how we can make these investments more resilient. Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group, will deliver a keynote address.

This event is hosted by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery GFDRR), and is part of the ongoing Resilience Dialogue series, which promotes awareness and action for building resilience.

Speakers

Founder, Virgin Group

Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank Group

Mission2020 Convenor

Former CEO of Titan America and author of Resilience: The Ultimate Sustainability

Member, National Disaster Management Authority, India