Event: Connecting the Last Mile

Source: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:54 PM
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  Connecting the Last Mile: The Role of Communicationsin the Great East Japan Earthquake March 6th, 2013: 1200-1400 GSMA Head Office, LondonSeventh Floor5 New Street Square, New Fetter LaneLondon, EC4A 3BF, UK Register online(The event will be livestreamed for those who can’t attend. Details will be updated to the reservation page in coming days.) On the eve of the two-year commemoration of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power crisis that struck north-eastern Japan in March 2011, Internews Europe, in collaboration with the CDAC Network, is launching the publication of a a study on the role of communications played in disaster recovery and response. Lois Appleby, from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and author of the report, will present her main findings and participate in a debate with a panel of humanitarian experts and participants in the Japan response. PANELLISTS Noriyuki ShikataMinister, Head of Political SectionEmbassy of Japan in the UKFmr. Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs Prime Minister’s Office, Great East Japan Earthquake Dr. Randolph KentDirector of Humanitarian Futures ProgrammeKing’s College LondonInternews Europe Board Member Lois ApplebyReport Author (on secondment from DFID, Conflict Humanitarian and Security Department) Masahiko KonnoTechnical Director, Radio Ishinomaki(Ishinomaki city, Miyagi) Representative from Google JapanTBC MODERATOR Mark HarveyExecutive Director, Internews Europe Register for the event

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