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  • 1st World Bosai Forum 2017 Global Risk Forum
    International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
    Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Sendai City
    Tohoku University


    Date: 25 - 28 Nov 2017
    Country: Japan
    City/State: Sendai
    https://www.preventionweb.net/go/56024

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1st World Bosai Forum 2017

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

OTHER ORGANIZER(S): Global Risk Forum (GRF Davos)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Sendai City
Tohoku University

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 25 - 28 Nov 2017 Location: Japan (Sendai) Venue: Sendai International Center

About the forum 

The Sendai Framework, a global framework for disaster risk reduction, was adopted as the outcome document of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Japan has been a leading country in the field of disaster risk reduction, and it has also received warm support around the world at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. As the host country for the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in 2015, Japan is not only required to promote domestic measures of disaster risk reduction but also is expected to take the lead in the Sendai Framework, deepening international cooperation.

As a part of our commitments, we will start holding the “World Bosai Forum/ International Disaster Risk Conference” from this year in Sendai City every two years, in partnership with the International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) in Davos, Switzerland. Officials and experts from domestic and overseas industries, governments, academia and private sectors as well as local citizens will gather at the Forum, and findings and lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake will be shared with the world. The World Bosai Forum also aims to create practical solutions for disaster risk reduction, instilling the term “Bosai” that encompasses a comprehensive concept from disaster risk reduction to reconstruction and recovery, and share it with the world. We hope that hosting this Forum regularly will make Sendai/Tohoku a place that is leading the world in Bosai and will also contribute to building back Tohoku disaster areas better.

The First World Bosai Forum is scheduled to be held from November 25th to 28th, 2017, mainly at the Sendai International Center. The forum will be composed of meetings for experts and multi-stakeholders in the field of disaster risk reduction, and also events open to the public. The IDRC is a renowned conference where many disaster risk reduction specialists especially from Europe and the US gather. In the World Bosai Forum in Sendai, we look forward to meeting many officials and experts especially from Asia, and also a wide range of citizen participants.

The forum is a venue to spin knowledge from disasters and weave wisdom of disaster risk reduction into society.

The forum will:

  1. promote the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
  2. explore Japanese experiences on disaster risk reduction and observe recovery process of the Tohoku Region
  3. welcome participants from disaster risk reduction experts as well as non-experts
  4. explore and develop opportunities in disaster risk reduction focus on solution-oriented discussion on disaster risk reduction with concrete examples provided by multi-stakeholders
  5. thank assistance to Tohoku from all over the world after the 11 March 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster

 

Event website: http://www.worldbosaiforum.com/english/



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