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LIVE EVENT: “From Recovery to Growth: learning from Hiroshima’s experience”
Dialogue between Hiroshima, Ukraine, and other Eastern European and Central Asian Countries

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
2:30 PM – 6:00 PM JST

In Person: International Conference Center Hiroshima Phoenix Hall (Hiroshima, Japan)
Cities around the world are grappling with multiple crises such as conflicts, natural hazards, climate change, and COVID-19. In response, they are establishing new systems and projects, such as climate-smart investments and resilient infrastructure. The Urban, Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilience, and Land Global Practice of the World Bank (GPURL), through the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), will hold an international symposium on urban crises in Hiroshima, Japan.
The symposium will center on lessons from Hiroshima's recovery, crisis response in other Japanese cities, and explore how cities in the ECA region can leverage those lessons. 

Opening Remarks

Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister, Japan
Kazumi Matsui, Mayor, Hiroshima City
Kentaro Ogata, Deputy Vice Minister of International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan
Hidehiko Yuzaki, Governor, Hiroshima Prefecture

David Malpass, President, World Bank Group

Keynote presentations

  • Juergen Voegele, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank
  • Anna Yurchenko, Deputy Vice Minister for Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Development, Ukraine

  • Kenichi Susume, Deputy Mayor of Hiroshima City 

  • Oleksandr Syenkevych, Mayor of Mykolaiv, Ukraine 

  • Azamat Mambetov, First Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations,  the Kyrgyz Republic

  • Nargiz Garajayeva, Senior Advisor, Office of Special Representation of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in East Zangezur region 

  • Sameh Wahba, Regional Director, Sustainable Development, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank  

Closing Remarks 

  • Maitreyi B. Das, Practice Manager, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank.
Hosted by: World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), City of Hiroshima

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