Visit of Kristalina Georgieva to Japan: participation at the Sendai Dialogue

Type: Report   Reference: I-074838   Duration: 10:04:32  Lieu:
End production: 10/10/2012   First transmission: 10/10/2012
On 10 October 2012, Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, was in Sendai, Japan, to present the EU's new strategy on building resilience and making vulnerable populations better able to cope with natural disasters. Government ministers from around the world gathered in Sendai, which bore the brunt of the 2011 Great east Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The Sendai Dialogue is a special event on managing disaster risk which is co-hosted by the Government of Japan and the World Bank.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the Arahama Elementary School 00:00:05
10:00:10 View of the damages caused by the tsunami of 11 March 2012 00:00:04
10:00:14 Arrival of the EU and Japanese Delegations 00:00:09
10:00:24 Interior view of the school 00:00:10
10:00:35 Cutaway of a sign 00:00:05
10:00:40 Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, shaking hands with Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh, Minister for Economy and Finance of Djibouti, in charge of Industry and Planning 00:00:05
10:00:45 A man explaining the situation to the Delegations 00:00:05
10:00:51 Kristalina Georgieva 00:00:04
10:00:55 General view of the meeting 00:00:04
10:00:59 View of a second field in Sendai damaged by the tsunami 00:00:06
10:01:05 Arrival of Kristalina Georgieva 00:00:04
10:01:10 A man explaining the situation to the Delegations 00:00:05
10:01:15 Kristalina Georgieva and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), listening to the explanations (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:01:29 Exterior view of the Westing Hotel in Sendai 00:00:04
10:01:34 Arrival of Kristalina Georgieva (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:01:48 Cutaway of a sign 00:00:04
10:01:53 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): Just 18 months ago Sendai was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami and it is impressive to see how much the recovery has advanced. But even more impressive is that Japan is taking the lead on building more resilient societies. And that makes it no better place to present our new policy on resilience. We can not stop natural disasters but we can prevent them from turning into humanitarian catastrophes. 00:00:33
10:02:26 General view of the meeting 00:00:04
10:02:31 Kristalina Georgieva, Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, and Christine Lagarde (2 shots) 00:00:19
10:02:50 Cutaway of the Speakers 00:00:06
10:02:56 Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): When we avert the catastrophe, nobody knows about it. It does not make the 6 o'clock news. I call it the dog that doesn't bark. So how can we have preventive actions that actually bark is the challenge for us in terms of economic rationale for action. But also demonstrating it acts is not good enough. What is good enough is when we can turn it into policy. And I am proud to say this is exactly what we have done in the EU. 00:00:34
10:03:30 General view of the meeting 00:00:04
10:03:35 Soundbite by Christine Lagarde (in ENGLISH): What we are certainly doing now in the bilateral surveyance work that we do, which is part of the IMF's job, we are trying to asses specifically risks and do it in a (…) way such that countries that have the benefit of that surveyance job can actually be made aware of the specific risks to which they are exposed. And in that vein, civil society organisations are critical because obviously those reviews, those reports are published and anybody can leverage. 00:00:33
10:04:08 General view of the meeting 00:00:05
10:04:14 Soundbite by Jim Yong Kim (in ENGLISH): Donors must closely coordinate their effort s ensuring their financing projects and planning are aligned and harmonised. We must all come together to share information and knowledge about past experiences, both successes and failures, because this, after all, is the most important reasons for us being here today. 00:00:18
10:04:32 General view of the meeting 00:00:08
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