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Acknowledgements for Knowledge Notes

These Knowledge Notes are the outcome of the Learning from Megadisasters project of the Government of Japan and the World Bank Group. The Notes and the Executive Summary were prepared by a team led by Federica Ranghieri, Senior Urban Specialist at the World Bank, with Mikio Ishiwatari, Senior DRM Specialist at the World Bank in Tokyo, under the guidance of Bruno Laporte, Director of Knowledge and Learning WBI, Akihiko Nishio, former Director of Operations WBI and Christine F. Kessides, Manager of WBI’s Urban Practice. 

The work has been developed under the coordination of the Ministry of Finance and through the support and advice of various agencies, including the Cabinet Office, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Financial Service Agency, within the Government of Japan; JICA, ADRC, IRP, CTI Engineering and prominent academic institutions. Several Departments at the World Bank contributed to the work, namely GFDRR, SDN, TDLC, EAP, and EXT, under the coordination of WBI.

The authors of the Knowledge Notes (in alphabetical order) are Masaru Arakida, ADRC; Margaret Arnold, World Bank,  Mitsuhiro Fukao, Keio University; Nobuaki Hamaguchi, Kobe University; Kenzo Hiroki, ICHARM; Akihiko Hokugo, Kobe University; Ai Ideta, Kyoto University; Makoto Ikeda, ADRC; researchers at the International Recovery Platform; Mikio Ishiwatari, World Bank; Toshiaki Keicho, World Bank; Olivier Mahul, World Bank; Ministry of  Internal Affairs and Communications; Shingo Nagamatsu,  Kansai University; Tatuo Narafu, JICA; Yusuke Noguchi, Kyoto University; Takashi Onishi, University of Tokyo; Makoto Okumura, Tohoku University; Takahiro Ono, ADRC; Yukie Osa, AAR; Brett Peary, Kyoto University; Junko Sagara, CTI; Keiko Saito, World Bank; Yoko Saito, DRI; Shinichi Sakai, Kyoto University; Motohiro Sato, Hitotsubashi University; Rajib Shaw, Kyoto University; Hironobu Shibuya, Save the Children, Japan; Yoshimitsu Shiozaki, Kobe University; Yukiko Takeuchi, Kyoto University; Yasuo Tanaka, Kobe University; Masato Toyama,  CTI; and Emily White, World Bank and officials at the Financial Service Agency.

The document also reflects technical inputs from the World Bank team, which included Bianca Adam, World Bank, DRM specialist, GFDRR; Abigail Baca, DRM specialist EASIN; Sofia Bettencourt, Lead Operations Officer, AFTN2; Laura Elizabeth Boudreau, DRM Analyst, FCMNB; Wolfgang Fengler, Lead Economist World Bank, Nairobi; Abhas K. Jha, Lead Urban Specialist, EASIN; Josef Leitmann, Program Manager, LCRRF; Markus Kostner, Sector Leader, Social Development, EASER; Daniel Warner Kull, DRM Specialist, GFDRR; Olivier Mahul, Program Coordinator, FCMNB; Robin Mearns, Lead Social Development Specialist, SDV; Niels Holm Nielsen, Senior DRM Specialist, LCSDU; Mr. Prashant, Senior DRM Specialist, GFDRR; Christoph Pusch, Lead DRM Specialist, GFDRR; Federica Ranghieri, Senior Urban Specialist, WBIUR; Sahar Safaie, DRM specialist, MNSUR; and Satoru Ueda, Lead Water Management Specialist, AFTN3.

Among the advisors and reviewers who provided guidance and contribution at various stages of the work were Prof. Yoshiaki Kawata (Chair of the advisory committee), Kansai University; Prof. Masahisa Fujita (Advisor), RIETI;  Toshio Arima, Fuji Xerox; Prof. Mitsuhiro Fukao, Keio University; Prof. Fumio Imamura, Tohoku University; Yukimoto Ito, Sendai City; Prof. Toshitaka Katada, Gunma University; Hideaki Oda, UNSGAB; Yukie Osa, AAR; Prof. Rajb Shaw, Kyoto University; and Prof. Toru Takanarita, Sendai University. Advice and reviews were also contributed by Prof. Antonis Pomonis, Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd and Principal Investigator of the Global Earthquake Model’s Earthquake Consequences Database Project; Prof. William Siembieda, California Polytechnic State University and Kyoto University; Prof. Costanza Bonadonna, Prof. Chris Gregg, Dr. Franco Romerio, and Dr. Corine Frischknecht, CERG-C University of Geneva; Prof. Mehedi Ahmed Ansary, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; Muralee Thummarukudy, UNEP; Karen Sudmeier-Rieux, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and University of Lausanne; Prof. Reinhard Mechler, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria; Prof. Charles Scawthorn, SPA Risk and Kyoto University; and the EERI Earthquake Engineering Research Institute's Global Technical Expert Review Group.

The EERI team was composed by Farzad Naeim (chair), Sergio M. Alcocer, Mohsen Ghafouri-Ashtiani , Jay Berger,  Marcial Blondet, Lori Dengler, Marjorie Greene,  Polat Gulkan, Kenzo Hiroki, Luxin Huang, Marshall Lew, Eduardo Miranda, Robert B. Olshansky, Mimi Sheller, Alpa Sheth, Gavin Smith, Emily So, Steven L. Stockton, and Balbir Verma.

The document highly benefitted from designing and editing from James Quigley, Junko Saito and Arathi Sundaravadanan at WBI and from additional editing and revisions from John Didier and Steven Kennedy.

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