DRR day 2011

National Conference & Exhibition on Disaster Risk Management in Ethiopia

“Building Disaster & Climate Change Resilient Communities“

Registration of Participants
Opening Address- H.E. Ato Sileshi Getahun, State Minister, Ministry of Agriculture
Televised Address- Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General
Key Note Address- Eugene Owusu, UN Resident Coordinator, Ethiopia
Key Note Address- Ato Mathewos Hunde, Director, Early Warning & Response Directorate
Children’s songs and play on Disaster Risk Reduction

Session I: Chair: Ato Mathewos Hunde, Director, EWRD/DRMFSS

Progress on the Development of DRM Strategic Programme and Investment Framework
Tadesse Bekele, DRMFSS
Disaster Risk Profiling in Ethiopia: Stepping Stone to Disaster Risk Reduction
Ayalew Yimer, DRMFSS

Session II: Chair: Ato Feleke Tadele, Country Representative, Oxfam Canada

Strengthening Regional Cooperation for DRR and CCA
Asmita Tiwary, DRM Specialist, GFDRR / World Bank
Children’s Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction
Taye Yadessa, DRR Manager, World Vision Ethiopia
Scalable Lessons from Multiple Water Use Initiatives in the Rift Valley and Dry land Areas of Southern Ethiopia
Setegn Gebeyehu, Oxfam America

Session III: Chair: Mr. Francis Muraya, Head,Global & Regional Partnerships- GFDRR/WB

Community Based DRM in the context of IGAD's Regional DRM Agenda
Abiy Hailu, Intergovernmental Authority on Development
Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction Approach (CMDRR): Cordaid experiences in the Horn of Africa
Ton Haverkort, Cordaid
Community Based Disaster Risk Management - Insights from Field Practices of Oxfam Canada partner- SEDA in the Rift Valley in Ethiopia
Feleke Tadele (Oxfam Canada) / Hussen Bekele (Sustainable Environment Development Association)


Session IV: Chair: Ato Takele Teshome, UNDP

Gender Dimensions of DRM in Gambella and Somali Regions
Hanna Misabo and Yelfign Worku (MoA – Women Affairs Directorate)
Climate change and Rural Livelihoods in Northern Ethiopia
Alebachew Adem, Forum for Social Studies
Early Warning for Agricultural Development and Risk Financing: Towards Climate Change Adaptation and  Disaster Risk Management
Girma Mamo (EIAR) / Robel Takele (NMA)
Summary of the Conference- Animesh Kumar, DRMFSS
Vote of Thanks and Closure of the Conference