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KUROSHIO, Japan, 1 December 2016 – Hundreds of high school students from around the world have pledged to step up efforts to reduce disaster risk, at a global gathering held to mark the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day. The 25-26 November High School Students Summit in the southern Japanese town of Kuroshio brought together 360 young people…
WAKAYAMA, 5 November, 2018 - This year’s High School Students Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day attracted 379 students from 48 countries to Japan, a country renowned for its disaster risk management and expertise on tsunami risk. The Summit brought together 244 overseas students and 135 students from Japan in the location where on November 5, 1854…
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19 December 2018
Tokyo, 19 December 2018 –  The world must overcome “its desire to forget’ was the message from a leading Japanese advocate for tsunami risk awareness at the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference. Member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Teru Fukui, spoke of Japan’s national resilience movement, and extending the movement to the rest of the world. Mr.…
26 November 2019, Incheon – Ten officials from Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA) various departments recently visited Incheon Metropolitan City to learn more from the city’s experience on disaster risk reduction and climate change policies and good practices. Consolate Nakyagaba said, “Kampala joined the Making Cities Resilient Campaign in 2011 k…
INCHEON, 6 November 2012 - When it comes to critical infrastructure governments are increasingly aware of the role of disaster risk reduction in planning, and the value of applying the priorities for action in the Hyogo Framework for Action when it comes to protecting their investments. Over 30 government officials from Armenia, Cambodia, The Gambia, L…
About the Conference  Transforming cities into cities of the future involves deploying new technologies that drive smart city innovation. The development of smart cities across the globe is spurred by governments’ increased infrastructure and ICT spending in the implementation of technologies for a wide range of city services such as healthcare, traffi…
The Post-2015 consultation to be held with national and local government officials from Armenia, Cambodia, Gambia, Lao RDR, Mongolia, the Philippines and Republic of Korea at the second Leadership Development Forum on Developing Capacity and Legislation to Mainstream DRR into Development. Issues to be addressed: (i) the lack of progress with implementa…