12th APRU Multi-hazards Symposium 2016

The 12th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2016

Role of Science and Technology in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Organized by
Kyoto University
Date: March 7-8, 2016
Venue: International Science Innovation Building, Kyoto University

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a network of 45 premier research universities from 16 economies around the Pacific Rim region. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is one of the major concerns from the Region and APRU has been organizing an annual symposium on DRR over the past decade.
The UN World Conference on DRR was held in Sendai in March 2015 and a new international DRR framework “the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR)” was adopted at the Conference. This Symposium aims to review each priority of action and discuss the role of academia to implement the SFA and what needs to be done in collaboration with other stakeholders. Under each session, two working groups will be formed. Thus, there are fours sessions planned in the workshop. Each of these sessions will have two parallel sessions.

Registration Form is closed.

Day 1: 7th March 2016

 9:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:40 Opening session (Chair: Junichi Mori, Kyoto University)

  • Welcome address: Juichi Yamagiwa, President, Kyoto University
  • Opening address: Christina Schoenleber, Program Director, APRU
  • Photo Session
10:40-12:30 Workshop Overview and Keynote presentations
  Workshop overview
  • APRU’s Multi-hazard program overview: Takako Izumi, Tohoku University
  • Workshop overview: Rajib Shaw, Kyoto University
  Keynote Presentations
  • Advancement of Science and Technology in DRR:
      Kaoru Takara, Director, DPRI, Kyoto University
  • The lessons from the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami and its aftermath:
      Fumihiko Imamura, Director, IRIDeS, Tohoku University
  • The Important Role of Science and Academic Community in the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction:
      Feng Min Kan, Head, ISDR Bangkok Office
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session 1: SFDRR Priority 1: Understanding disaster risk
Co-Chair: Joy Pereira, UKM, Malaysia (Reporter: Nafesa Ismail)
Co-Chair: Hajime Nakagawa, Kyoto University (Reporter: Kumiko Fujita)
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Session 2: SFDRR Priority 2: Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Co-chair: Indrajit Pal, AIT, Thailand (Reporter: Genta Nakano)
Co-chair: Kenji Okazaki, Kyoto University (Reporter: Shobha Poudel)
17:30 Reception(Registered Persons Only)

Day 2: 8th March 2016

 9:00-10:30 Session 3: SFDRR Priority 3: Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Co-chair: Yuichi Ono, Tohoku University (Reporter: Gulshan Parvin)
Co-chair: Hirokazu Tatano, Kyoto University (Reporter: Ranit Chatterjee)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Session 4: SFDRR Priority 4: Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction
Co-chair: Vinod Sharma, IIPA, India (Reporter: Neha Sahoo)
Co-chair: Koichi Shiwaku, Kyoto University (Reporter: Kensuke Otsuyama)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Session 5: Partnership with Academia for Disaster Risk Management: Cases of the World Bank
Keiko Sakoda Kaneda, The World Bank
Vladimir Tsirkunov, The World Bank
Discussion: Identifying universities’ capacities and area of interest through two-ways communication
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-16:30 Panel discussion (Moderator: Rajib Shaw and Takako Izumi)
Panel members: All session co-chairs
(Reporters: Rajarshi Das Gupta and Ranit Chatterjee)
16:30-17:30 Closing Session
Yuichi Ono, Tohoku University / Chair, Multi-hazard Core Group
Takeshi Komino, CWS Japan
Shigeo Fujii, Kyoto University
Kaoru Takara, Kyoto University
Junichi Mori, Kyoto University

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