DRR Expert Field Trip and Meeting with Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture and Tohoku University
July 4, 2018

Sendai City and Miyagi Prefecture in collaboration with IRIDeS, Tohoku University and APRU partner to strengthen Global Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Capacity

DRR experts and researchers have been invited to visit sites affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture from February 28 to March 1. This field trip aims to facilitate sharing of lessons-learnt from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and enhance local and national DRR capacity. The aim will be to share insights how the experience gained from the actual event and the immediate and on-going recovery activities can contribute to understanding disaster risks, the importance of DRR education and passing on experiences to the next generation.

Prior to the field trip, on February 27, the APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Program Hub hosted by Tohoku University will organize a meeting to share best practices to increase DRR capacity and advocacy on regional and international levels building on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Experts will explore how scholars and international organizations can increase advocacy and identify tools and resources needed to strengthen global collaboration and international policy influence.

The field visit and meeting, led by Sendai City and Miyagi Prefecture in partnership with IRIDeS, Tohoku University, and the APRU Multi-Hazards Program will strengthen the collaboration with academia, practitioners and governments, and highlight the involvement of academia is extremely important to increase the global DRR capacity.

For more details about this event please contact Takako Izumi, APRU Multi-Hazard Program Director.