(11)Consensus-building for Reconstructing Disaster Resilient Society with Diversity and Gender Perspectives in Japan and the World


Japan Women's Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (JWNDRR)

Co-host Organization: Japan CSO Coalition for DRR (JCC-DRR), and UN Women Supporting Organization: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Opening Remarks

Akiko Domoto
Representative, Japan Women's Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (JWNDRR)
Itsu Adachi
Director General, Infrastructure and Peacebuilding Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)


Mari Osawa
Director, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo
"Disaster Recovery, Diversity and Gender"

Consensus-building Process for Enhancing Disaster Resilience


Rahel Steinbach
Programme Specialist, Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Action, UN Women
"Tackling the Gender Inequality of Risk"
Sunhee Lee
Researcher, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University
"Resilience and Reconstruction Gaps of Migrant Women in the Great East Japan Earthquake"
Jackie F. Steele
Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo
"Diversifying DRR Decision-Making towards Inclusive and Empowering Consensus-Building"


Takeshi Komino
Country Representative, Church World Service (CWS)
Yumiko Tanaka
Visiting Professor, Josai International University,
Managing Board of Japan Women's Network for DRR,
and JICA Senior Gender Advisor


Participatory consensus building is indispensable for rebuilding disaster resilient society, well reflecting specific needs of such vulnerable groups as women, the aged and persons with disabilities. The session will discuss how multiple stakeholders could collaborate and aim for human-centered reconstruction.