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Satoru Nishikawa, Ph. D

Director-General of Audit, Japan Water Agency
Joined Japanese Government service in 1982. In 1988, appointed visiting research scholar at MIT. In 1992, took the position of Senior Disaster Relief Coordination Officer at UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs where he coordinated international assistance to numerous disaster stricken countries. In 2001, appointed as the Executive Director of Asian Disaster Reduction Center. After resuming government service in 2004, held senior positions in the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. At the wake of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in December 2004, coordinated the Japanese Government technical assistance to the affected countries. Hosted and coordinated the 2005 UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction where the Hyogo Framework for Action was adopted. Proposed the Japanese BCP guideline in 2005. Initiated the long term regional recovery planning for Tohoku after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. Presently, Director General of Audit of Japan Water Agency. Academic board member of the Institute of Social Safety Science. Previous Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Catastrophic Risk.
Global Japan
DEC 9, 2013

Africa and Japan: Business and Development Partnerships after TICAD V

By Masaru Arakida, George Krhoda, Satish Selvanathan, Satoru Nishikawa. < Session Title > G1 Global Conference 2013 Breakout Panel Session II <B > Africa…