World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

March 14-18, 2015

Sendai, Japan

Sponsored by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution

Side-event: This is how to implement HFA2 at community level!
From best practices of faith based networks

Organized by ACT Alliance in collaboration with Soka Gakkai International (SGI), Caritas Asia, the Japan Religion Coordinating Project for Disaster Relief

Application ID number: 345
Expected Number of Participants Approximately 50

Venue: Sendai Civic Auditorium Meeting Room 3
Date/Time: Sunday, 15 March 2015 15:00~17:00

Program outline:

1. Welcome by Rev John Nduna, General Secretary Act Alliance
2. FBO Statement on Disaster Risk Reduction by Mr. Takeshi Komino CWS/ACT Alliance
3. Realities of resilience – a faith community experience in Ethiopia by Rachel Kyozira, ICCO Cooperation/Act Alliance
4. Lessons for FBOs learned through the Great East Japan Earthquake by Mr. Nobuyuki Asai & Mr. Kimio Ohashi, Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
5. Open interactive forum with audience  
6. Closing

Facilitation of the side-event by Jeroen Jurriens, ICCO Cooperation/ACT Alliance

ACT Alliance is a faith-based network that has been involved in DRR work for a decade. Best practices of this work will be presented along with other Soka Gakai International, another FBO-network. These best practices include mainstreaming of DRR into development, DRR Policy engagement with the Governments, DRR that leverages local knowledge and experiences, DRR with climate change adaptation embedded, etc. See: and