Call for Nominations – Multi-Hazards Summer School 2015
June 21, 2015

Call for Nominations

Multi-Hazards Summer School 2015
Towards the Implementation of the New International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Tohoku University, Sendai/Japan21-24 July 2015


To mark the second anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, APRU and Tohoku University launched the APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Program in April 2013. The Program builds upon the strengths of ten APRU Multi-Hazards Symposiums over the past decade in countries spanning the Pacific Ring of Fire. The International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) of Tohoku University coordinates the program and harnesses as the APRU Multi-Hazards Program Hub the collective capabilities of APRU universities for cutting-edge research on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and recovery, shares strategies to cope with campus disaster risk management, and contributes to international policy making processes on DRR.
The third Multi-Hazards Summer School (21-24 July 2015) is hosted and organized by IRIDeS, Tohoku University.
The major objectives of the 2015 Multi-hazards Summer School are to:

  • Understand the mechanism of the international DRR strategy through the Sendai Framework for DRR which is a new international framework adopted at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UNWCDRR);
  • Learn from the experiences and recovery process of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami


The Multi-Hazards Summer School consists of a 3-day seminar and a site visit to the affected area impacted by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

Summer School topics will include:

  • New international DRR strategy ~ Discussions and achievements of UNWCDRR ~
  • Lessons-learnt from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
  • Good practices of DRR initiatives from overseas
  • DRR efforts by local governments and the private sector in Japan
  • Disaster medical assistance and public health preparedness
  • Disaster digital archiving system

* Above topics are subject to change. 

Travel Costs

The usual practice for APRU events is for participants to fund their own travel and accommodation.

No registration fee is required for this summer school.

Additional information 

More information on the Summer School 2015 is available here and on the Multi-Hazards Program webpage.

If you have any queries regarding the summer school, please contact Dr Takako Izumi (APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Program Coordinator) at [email protected].

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