HYBRID CONFERENCE “Towards a resilient society – Croatia & Japan cooperation”

Public Community Arena, Topics

When: 01.03.2021., 08:30 AM – 2:30 PM CET


8:30 — 8:50

Opening session


Ms Sanja Tišma, IRMO, Director

H.E. Misako Kaji, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Croatia


9:00 — 10:30

Panel 1: Towards a resilient society – how to reduce disaster risk and build back better


Mr. Haruo Hayashi, president, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED)

Mr Robert Mikac, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science

Ms Kristina Martinović, City of Zagreb

Ms Branka Bakšić Mitić, Vice-Mayor of Glina

Moderator: Ms Senada Šelo Šabić

  • Translation will be available for the first panel.


10:45 — 12:15

Panel 2: Economic value of resilient society, roles of business sector


Mr Velibor Mačkić, Special Adviser to the President of the Republic of Croatia for the Economy

Mr Kensuke Tsuchiya, president, Toyota Adria

Ms Ines Obradović, Director, International affairs and EU sector, Croatian Chamber of Commerce

Moderator: Ms Nevenka Čučković


12:30 — 14:00

Panel 3: How we build resilient society through Green and digital transformation


Ms Naoko Ishii, former CEO and Chairperson of the GEF

Ms Nataša Mikuš Žigman, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

Ms Marijana Šarolić Robić, PWMN Croatia

Moderator: Ms Ana-Maria Boromisa


14: 00 — 14:30



Ms Sanja Tišma, IRMO, Director


Organizer:  Institut za razvoj i međunarodne odnose

Co-organizer: Woom.zone

This webinar will be in English and free of charge. The webinar will be recorded.

In-person participation is only by invitation.

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