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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 Access: http://kyosei.u-sacred-heart.ac.jp/en/plaza/ Resitration: https://goo.gl/2GKP7f   
Organising Partners
GCAP International, GCAP Philippines, Kiko Network, Okayama NPO (Non-Profit Organizations) Center

About Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs (SDGs Japan)

A network of Japanese civil society organizations working on international and domestic that aim to achieve SDGs. It was established in 2016 and now it has more than 100 civil society organizations all of the country. SDGs Japan has been working for advocacy, networking civil society organizations, organizing campaigns to promote SDGs, capacity building of Japanese civil society organizations over SDGs, and international collaboration with national, regional and global civil society networks working on SDGs.

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