Speaker, DAY 1

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Dr. Satoru Nishikawa,

Executive Director, Research Japan Center for Area Development Research

Joined Japanese Government service in 1982. In 1992, took the position of Senior Disaster Relief Coordination Officer at UN-DHA where he coordinated international assistance to numerous disaster stricken countries. In 2001, was appointed the Executive Director of ADRC. After resuming Japanese government service in 2004, held senior positions in the Cabinet Office and MLIT. At the wake of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in December 2004, coordinated the Japanese Government technical assistance to the affected countries. Hosted and coordinated the 2005 UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction where HFA was adopted. Proposed the Japanese BCP guideline in 2005. Ex-Vice President of Japan Water Agency. Member of the UN Advisory Group on the post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Member, Science Council of Japan. Chair of the JICA Technical Support Committee for the Earthquake Reconstruction in Nepal.