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    International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University


    Date: 18 - 21 Jul 2017
    Country: Japan
    City/State: Sendai
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APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School 2017

OTHER ORGANIZER(S): Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

MAIN HOST(S): International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University (IRIDeS)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 18 - 21 Jul 2017 Location: Japan (Sendai) Venue: International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University

The 5th APRU MH Summer School will be held on 18-21 July at Tohoku University. This year’s focus is “Effective investment in disaster risk reduction for a resilient society”. Students and faculty interested in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management are welcome to join this event.  

Course objectives

  • Understand the mechanism of the international DRR strategy.
  • Learn from the experience and recovery process from the 2011 Great East japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
  • Learn from various DRR projects that have been implemented in the Tohoku region and overseas.
  • Discuss the role of science and technology as well as universities in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Program

Day 1: 18 July

  • Opening
  • Session 1: International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Session 2: Lessons learnt from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Day 2: 19 July

  • Session 3: Experience and case studies by various stakeholders
  • Session 4: Group activity

Day 3: 20 July

  • Field trip to the affected site

Day 4: 21 July

  • Session 5: DRR research and initiatives by APRU member universities
  • Session 6: Group activity 

Additional information

There is no course fee for this program. 

Please contact Dr. Takako Izumi at application_apruss@irides.tohoku.ac.jp for detailed registration requirements or further information.  

Event website: http://apru.org/partnering-on-solutions/multi-hazards-program/item/943-apru-multi-hazards-summer-school-2017



 
 

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