South Asia: Where Resilience and Inclusion Meet


Monday, May 13


Room 3

This session will share the pioneering approach and the action plans that have been drafted to adopt the inclusive resilience concept in the South Asia DRM portfolio, as well as discuss the way forward for the implementation of the ideas identified through these exercises.

The session will also include a participatory and engaging exercise with participants to visualize the concept of inclusive resilience.

The expected outcomes are to generate interest from the participants to advance the inclusive resilience concept at the project level in any region or countries, to disseminate sample action plans which include concrete inclusive resilience activities that project managers from the Government and development partners can customize for their projects, and to expand the inclusive resilience network and find various partners that will help countries implement the action plans.

Download the concept note


Opening Remarks:
Maitreyi B Das
, Practice Manager, World Bank

Keiko Sakoda
, Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank

Presentation Material: Are we building resilience for All?

Mr. Sushil Gyawali, CEO, National Reconstruction Authority, Nepal

Presentation Material: Nepal: Socially Inclusive Resilience

Mr. Syed Salman Shah, Director General of Provincial Disaster Management Authority Sindh, Pakistan

Presentation Material: Sindh Resilience Project (SRP) in Pakistan

Dr. Mazhar Aziz, Project Director, Project Director, Component-C of Bangladesh Weather and Climate Services Regional Project, Department of Agricultural Extension, Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh

Presentation Material: Bangladesh: Towards More Socially Inclusive Resilience

Mr. Chaminda Pathiraja, Director of National Disaster relief Services Center, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka

Presentation Material: South Asia Where Resilience and Inclusion Meets: Reconstruction and Recovery

Ms. Sasja Kamil, Coordinator Partners for Resilience, Cordaid International

Presentation Material: Inclusive Resilience


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