- Diriba Kuma, Mayor of Addis Ababa
- Francis Ghesquiere, Manager, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
- Anna Burylo, Head of Operations, European Union Delegation to Ethiopia
At the end of the first day, the Mayor of Addis Ababa, Diriba Kuma, hosted an evening which included the launch of the Addis Ababa CityStrength Report and the launch of the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Initiative.
MC: Conny Czymoch