Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Asian Development Bank (ADB), 6 ADB Ave, Wack-Wack Village, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila

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Event Date Tue Sep 25 HKT - Wed Sep 26 HKT (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Sep 25 12:00am - Wed Sep 26 12:00am
Location Asian Development Bank (ADB)
6 ADB Ave, Wack-Wack Village, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila
Region APAC

Relevant government agencies from ministries of finance, national disaster risk management agencies, insurance regulators and other relevant stakeholders in disaster-prone DMCs will participate in Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) Regional Forum.

The forum will share finding and recommendation of country diagnostics in Fiji, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to disaster-prone countries comprising of Bangladesh, the Cook Islands, the People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to:

• enhance understanding of opportunities to strengthen the financial management of disaster risk;
• learn the innovative disaster risk financing solutions and its application;
• facilitate cross-country/regional dialogue; and
• strengthen capacity and improve knowledge of disaster risk financing.


2018 Speakers

Bambang Susantono,
Vice President Knowledge Management, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Charlotte Benson
Principal Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), ADB

Kelly Bird, Director
Philippines Country Office,ADB

Richard Walsh
ADB consultant

Garth Henderson
Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Cook Islands

Beeneesh Ashraf Tahir
Section Officer, Financial Division, Ministry of Finance, Pakistan

Paola Sherina Alvarez
Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance, Philippines

Amornsak Mala
Senior Economist, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance, Thailand

Bruno Carrasco
Director, Public Management, Financial Sector & Trade Division, South Asia Department (SAPF), ADB

Rodolfo Wehrhahn
ADB Consultant

Shanil Totaram
Manager, Financial Institution Supervision 3, Financial Institutions Group, Reserve Bank of Fiji

Hasnat Ahmad
Director, Policy, Regulation and Development Insurance Division, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan

Ramkrishna Subedi
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Nepal

Donneth Walton
Director, Energy Division, Central Asia Department, ADB (TBC)

Mayur Ankolekar
ADB Consultants

Arman Oza
ADB Consultants

Nasreen Rashid
ADB Consultant

Abdul Barek
Deputy General Manager, Sadharan Bima Corporation Bangladesh

Norman Cajucom
Senior Vice President, Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation

Arup Chatterjee
Principal Finance Sector Specialist, ADB

Rodolfo Wehrhahn
ADB Consultant

Yagnapriya Bharath
Chief General Manager, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India

Prapapas Kulpawaropas
Director, Insurance Investment Supervision Group, Office of the Insurance Commission, Thailand

Thomas Kessler
Principal Finance Specialist (Disaster Insurance), SDCC, ADB Financial Sector Group

Golam Mortaza
Senior Economic Officer, Bangladesh Resident Mission, ADB

Ananya Basu
Principal Economist, Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, Pacific
Department, ADB

Nadeem Ahmed
Chief Executive Officer, National Disaster Management Fund, Pakistan

Benita Ainabe
Financial Sector Specialist (Capital Market), SEPF, ADB

Bruno Carrasco
Director, SAPF, ADB o Werner Leipach, Director General, Central and West Asia Department, ADB (TBC)

Chiara Bronchi
Deputy Director General concurrently Chief Thematic Officer, SDCC, ADB