Cars travel on an intersection near Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture following the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami (REUTERS/Toru Hanai).
Mitigating Natural Disasters, Promoting Development: The Sendai Dialogue and Disaster Risk Management in Asia
May 10, 2013
In response to the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, the Government of Japan and the World Bank launched the Sendai Dialogue as a way to re-conceptualize the role of disaster risk management (DRM) in development strategies. On May 10, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies and the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement co-hosted a discussion seeking to refine some of the topics considered at the Sendai Dialogue, identifying the lessons learned from Tōhoku, how those lessons can be applied to overseas economic assistance programs and the specific challenges of DRM among Asian countries.