Sendai memories Yesterday, I caught up with Pepi Ronalds, a freelance writer, holding a Wheeler Centre hotdesk fellowship. Pepi was in Sendai during the 3/11 earthquake, teaching English, and since then has been using her writing skills to help make sense of what happened during, and more importantly after the event. Her piece, Memories are […]Read more "But if you write it down"
So, after all that, here it is, the Sendai Framework. The closing ceremony had to be postponed as negotiations continued, apparently stuck on technological transfers. The four priorities are 1. Understanding disaster risk; 2 Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; 3 Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience; 4 Enhancing disaster preparedness for […]Read more "Sendai Framework"
I needed to change it up a bit today. Day four, and the energy is flagging a bit. I’d hate to think about how the negotiators are going. Apparently they were at it until 4 am this morning. As a result of less relevant (and perhaps less interesting) sessions, and the feeling of cabin fever, […]Read more "Sasakawa Day 4: 3 WCDRR"
This morning’s walk took me down a number of new streets. This town is really growing on me. I am building a mental map of it. I think I’m starting to get this thing called the 3WCDRR. So, there is one big room where member states stand up and read out prepared texts about their […]Read more "Across the river Day 3 3 WCDRR"
A beautiful cold crisp morning greeted us today in Sendai. Staying about 20mins walk from the conference centre is great, it allows you to think going to and from. I try to take different streets to mix it up a bit. Sendai is a town that has clearly been rebuilt time and time again, there […]Read more "Billion 3WCDRR Day 2"