Seminar: What can we learn from disasters? Disaster Risk Reduction in the era of SDGs from the experiences of Japan and the Philippines
Japan Tokyo, 日本
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
On early July, Western Japan was attacked by a series of heavy rain, flood and mudslides, which killed more than 200 persons in whole Western Japan, especially the Prefectures of Okayama and Hiroshima. It was the worst water-oriented disaster since 1990. Local communities were not able to work well to protect people's lives because of Japan's rapid ageing and shrinked population. The Western Japan Great Floods warned us to change the way of disaster risk management to save lives and communities affected by disasters.
Inviting Ms. Beckie Malay, the international co-chair of GCAP (Global Call to Action against Poverty) International, who experienced the disaster caused by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, and Mr. Tatsuya Ishihara, the Executive Director of Okayama NPO Center, who is coordinating the reconstruction of the affected areas of Western Japan Great Floods in Okayama Prefecture, we would like to learn their experiences and discuss the way of disaster risk management in the era of SDGs.
Event Page: http://ow.ly/CCa630lQ2VF (Japanese)
Date: 25th September, 2018,
Venue: Britt Memorial Hall, Sacred Heart Global Plaza, University of Sacred Heart, Minato-Ku, Tokyo Japan
GCAP International, GCAP Philippines, Kiko Network, Okayama NPO (Non-Profit Organizations) Center