“Supporting the interface between science and policy for decision making in disaster risk reduction”.
The 7th APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School was held on 22-25 July at Tohoku University. More than 60 students and researchers from 11 countries and region (China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.S.A and Japan) participated in the event. They learned the experience from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the recovery effort in the affected area and discuss the contribution of academia in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).
At the opening ceremony, Prof. Hideo Ohno (President of Tohoku University), Ms. Tina Lin (Senior Program Officer, APRU Secretariat), and Prof. Fumihiko Imamura (Director of IRIDeS) gave the opening remarks. The speakers included the faculty members of IRIDeS, University of California, Davis, UNU-IAS and National Taiwan University, as well as AAR Japan, the local government of Tagajo City and the elementary School in Watari town.
At the first group work, the participants shared their research findings using their posters. At the second group work, each group developed a DRR project proposal that applied and used their research results/findings.
During the field trip on the Day 3, the participants visited the affected areas such as Arahama Elementary School in Sendai and Onagawa town.
The 2019 Multi-Hazards Summer School 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
- Report Summer School 2019
APRU-IRIDeS 2019 Summer School Program
“ Printing and copying are restricted”
22-23, 25 July: Seminar at the IRIDeS building on the Aobayama New Campus, Tohoku University
24 July: Field trip to Arahama elementary school and Onagawa town
22 July (Monday) 2019
Lessons learnt from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
|08:30-08:45||Registration (please be seated by 8:50am)|
Welcoming address by President Hideo Ohno (Tohoku University)
Welcoming address by Prof. Fumihiko Imamura (IRIDeS)
Opening remarks by Ms. Tina Lin (APRU secretariat)
|09:25-09:55||“Overview of the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University” by Prof. Kiyoshi Itoh (IRIDeS)|
|09:55-10:30||Movie [Great Tsunami]|
|10:50-11:50||“Disaster Risk Reduction: Japan as disaster-prone country and learning from past disasters” by Prof. Osamu Murao (IRIDeS)|
|13:00-14:00||“International strategy for risk reduction: Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR)” by Prof. Takako Izumi (IRIDeS)|
|14:00-15:00||“Recovery after the great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 3.11.2011” by Prof. Elizabeth Maly (IRIDeS)|
|15:15-16:15||“Medical and Public Health Needs in Disaster” by Prof. Shinichi Egawa (IRIDeS)|
|18:30-||Reception at Hotel Metropolitan Sendai|
23 July (Tuesday) 2019
Role of different stakeholders: Academia, Local government and NGO
|09:00-09:20||“APRU Introduction” by Ms. Tina Lin (APRU secretariat)|
|09:20-09:30||“APRU Multi-Hazards Program” by Prof. Takako Izumi (IRIDeS/APRU Multi-Hazards Program)|
|09:30-10:45||“Towards disaster risk reduction city -Tagajo ~disaster resilient city~” by Mr. Takumi Fujimura (Tagajo City)|
|11:00-12:00||“Beyond the disaster: what CSOs in Japan learned from Tohoku experience” by Mr. Goh Igarashi (AAR Japan)|
|13:00-14:00||“Disaster Prevention Learning in Elementary School after the Great East Japan Earthquake” by Mr. Kiyoshi Araake (Kouya Elementary School)|
|14:30-16:00||Group work 1: Learning from each other: Poster presentation (including coffee break)|
24 July (Wednesday) 2019 Field trip
Arahama Elementary School and Onagawa Town
25 July (Thursday) 2019
Seminar and Group work
|9:00-10:00||“Nowcasting and Forecasting Major Earthquakes” by Prof. John Rundle (University of California, Davis)|
|10:00-11:00||“Strategy for the New Stage of Hydro-Met Disasters in Japan” by Prof. Kuniyoshi Takeuchi (University of Yamanashi)|
|11:15-12:15||“The severe weather and the large decadal typhoon rainfall increase in Taiwan” by Prof. Hung-Chi Kuo (National Taiwan University)|
|13:00-14:00||“Climate Change and Disaster” by Dr. Riyanti Djalante (UNU)|
|14:15-15:30||Group work 2:
1) Please develop a DRR project proposal that applies and uses your research results/findings. It has to include both natural and social science perspectives.
2) Who needs to get involved in the project implementation?
What are their roles in the project?