20 speeches or interventions made at the following forums in 2012:
- Asian Disaster Reduction and Recovery Network Annual General Meeting (Phnom Penh - February) – Keynote.
- Humanitarian Briefing to Member States (Thailand - February) - Keynote
- IOM/MOFA organized Conference on Assistance to Foreign Nationals During Disasters in Japan (February).
- International Seminar on Civil – Military Cooperation on Disaster Management (Thailand - March) – Keynote.
- Press briefing at the Japan National Press Club (Tokyo - March)
- ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Intercessional Meeting on Disaster Relief (Brisbane - April).
- To officiate at and attend the INSARAG SAARC Familiarization Workshop (Bangladesh - May).
- Asia Public Policy Forum - Disaster Management in Asia (Singapore, May) – Keynote.
- ECHO 20th Anniversary Panel Debate (Thailand, May).
- Lecture at World Law Academy of Japan on the Great East Japan. Earthquake and international humanitarian system (Kyoto – May).
- Workshop on Private Sector Innovation and Humanitarian Action (Singapore - June).
- OIC meeting on the Rohingya Issue (Kuala Lumpur - August).
- Lecture at United Nations University on the international humanitarian system and the role of the UN (Kanagawa – September).
- ODI Humanitarian Policy Group Round Table Meeting on the situation in Myanmar (London - September).\
- Humanitarian Futures Programme meeting on engagement with the private sector (London - September).
- ASEAN Workshop on Environmental Hazards (Singapore - September)
- Workshop on the Rehabilitation of Rakhine Province (Myanmar - September).
- Philanthropy in Asia Summit presentation on The Potential and Related Obstacles of Preparing Countries in Asia for Major Disasters (Singapore - September).
- Meeting on the Rohingya issue (Qatar - October).
- Lecture at a South-South Training Course on Meteorological Hazards at Nanjing University (China - October) – Keynote.
- International Disaster Reduction Forum, Kobe (Japan - October).
- China Academy of Governance Institute for Emergency Management (China - November).
- Presentation and Panelist at Rikkyo University on Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Management (Tokyo – November).
- 2012 International Conference on Assistance to DPRK (Thailand - November) - Keynote.
- Asia-Pacific Cooperative Forum discussing the role of cooperatives in natural disasters (Kobe – November) – Keynote.
- Presentation and panelist at Osaka University on Disaster Management, Recovery and International Cooperation (Osaka-December).