SENDAI, Japan, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The First World Bosai Forum/International Disaster and Risk Conference is going to be held from November 25 to 28, 2017, in Sendai, Japan. With the participation of diverse experts and citizens, lessons learned from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake will be conveyed. The most recent findings and developments of science and technology for disaster risk reduction will be presented, and new solutions for building a more resilient society will be proposed. Participants of study tours and excursions will experience the charms of the Tohoku region as well as the current situation in the disaster-affected areas. Please come and join us for this unique and inventive Forum.
Sendai International Center and Kawauchi Hagi Hall, Tohoku University, Japan
World Bosai Forum Committee (Committee member organizations: Tohoku University, City of Sendai, Miyagi Prefectural Government, Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co., Tohoku Economic Federation, Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Sendai Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
-Public Cultural Event, November 25:
Disaster risk reduction activities of the young generation will be presented. Performances of folk arts and music which have played important roles in the recovery of disaster areas will be provided. The audience will be able to experience the vitality of Tohoku which was severely damaged by the disaster but has been recovering.
-Sessions, November 26-28:
Approximately 50 sessions will be held. Diverse experts from industry, government, academia and private sectors will discuss the latest disaster-related issues and propose solutions for disaster risk reduction. Topics include AI, drones, a disaster statistics global database, mental health, nursing, investment, gender, nuclear energy, marine ecosystems, assessing tsunami damage, volunteer activities, and more.
-Study tours/excursions, November 26-29:
Participants will see how disaster areas have been recovered, and how society is building back better. Excursions will offer opportunities to enjoy the beautiful coastal areas of Tohoku.
For more information and registration, visit the website: www.worldbosaiforum.com/english/
Discounted early pre-registration will be possible until October 16 (JST11:59 a.m.)
* Bosai is a traditional Japanese term, indicating a holistic approach to reduce human and economic losses from disasters, which represents activities in all disaster phases, including prevention, recovery, response and mitigation.
SOURCE Tohoku University