Chair: Wendy Fenton - Coordinator, Humanitarian Practice Network
Sawako Matsuo - Manager, Capacity Building Group, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)
Nicolas Lamade - Senior Manager, Security, Recovery and Peace, GIZ
Bruno Haghebaert - Learning Coordinator, Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
Mihir Bhatt - Director, All India Disaster Management Institute (AIDMI)
Written by the international expert John Twigg, the revised edition incorporates new evidence, case studies and thinking on DRR. Since it was originally published in 2004, GPR 9 has established itself as a core resource on DRR for field agencies, training courses and universities.
With its wide range of coverage and operational focus, it filled a major gap that other guidance and text books had not addressed. The earlier version helped to support the rapidly growing interest in DRR which led to the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2005 and the publication of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. Similarly, the revised and up-to-date version of GPR9 will aim to contribute to the implementation of the new international DRR-resilience regime emerging from the Third World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2015.