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International forum on tsunami and earthquake: experts meeting - summary report
Progress of the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action and recovery from tsunami and earthquake, 16 January 2007, International Conference Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
On January 16, the Experts Meeting was organized to verify the progress made in recovery efforts implemented in tsunami- and earthquake-hit regions and to come up with concrete measures to achieve better recovery. The Experts Meeting comprised three thematic group discussions, on “Housing” “Livelihood” and “Organizational and Institutional Arrangements,” for a recovery with a view to build back better as well as a plenary session.
On the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR) and the Indian Ocean Tsunami, together with the 12th anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, the International Forum on Tsunami and Earthquake was organized with the theme “Progress of the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action and Recovery from Tsunami and Earthquake” on January 15 and 16, 2007.