UN World Conference on
Disaster Risk Reduction
2015 Sendai Japan

Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction,
March 17th, 2015, 9:00 – 12:00


Setting the Stage
09:00 – 9:10 Workshop Overview: Welcome from CANEUS, Workshop Goals, Structure & Expected Outcome, Dr. Milind Pimprikar, Chairman, CANEUS
09:10 – 9:20 Raison d'ętre: “Need for the UN-Global-Sat Initiative”, Dr. Marco Villa, Director, CANEUS
09:20 – 9:40 Workshop Keynote: “NThe global framework bringing socio-economic benefits of space technologies to post-2015 agendas”, Ms. Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs,
End-User Needs Assessment
09:40 – 10:10 Invited Panelists to contribute their experience related to space based data management (collection, post-processing and distribution), and data standards to serve disaster management needs and lessons learned perspective:
  1. UN-ISDR: Pedro Basabe, Office of the SRSG: "The relevance of voluntary commitments from the Earth observation international community"*
  2. UN SPIDER: Shirish Ravan, Head, UN-SPIDER, Beijing, "User requirements and high resolution Earth observation applications to disaster risk reduction".
  3. UNDP: Sanny Jegillos, UNDP Senior Advisor for DRR, Bangkok
Applications of Satellite-based Technologies
10:10– 10:40 Invited Panelists to provide an overview of existing and planned Satellite technology solutions perspective:
  1. Global Input: Joachim Post, UN-OOSA, "The case of flood monitoring and the importance of sharing recommended practices" *.
  2. Agency Input: Norimitsu Kamimori, JAXA
  3. University Consortium: Prof, Yukihiro Takahashi, Hokkaido University
Programmatic Issues
10:40 – 11:10 Invited Panelists to address policy, financial issues, and present successful Global / regional partnership / collaboration models perspective
  1. Ms. Alanna Simpson, Head of World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery GFDRR Innovations Lab
  2. Global and Regional Partnerships Models: GFDRR
Proposed Global Framework
11:10 – 11:40 Discussion covering proposed Scope, Stakeholders, Core Team, and Implementation Mechanism through public/private partnership and Success Criteria
  Moderators: Milind Pimprikar and Marco Villa
Contributors: Panelists, speakers and participants
Workshop Outcome & Wrap up
11:40 – 11:55 Proposed new global framework for sharing of space technology and data to serve nation’s disaster management needs
  1. Summary of technical, policy, and financial issues for the UN Global-Sat Initiative
  2. Public/private partnership implementation plan
11:55 - 12:00 Closing Remarks, Presentation of Mementos