GADRI was represented at the recently held UNISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico from 22 to 26 May 2017. Prof. Hirokasu Tatano, Secretary-General, GADRI, and Professor, DPRI, Kyoto University, Prof. Andrew Collins, Chair of Board of Directors of GADRI, and Leader, Disaster and Development Network, Northumbria University, UK, Prof. Yuichi Ono, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University and a few other members attended conference. GADRI shared a booth at the marketplace under the theme “Academia, Science and Technology in DRR” which was managed by IRIDeS, Tohoku University.
Prof. Collins participated in the session organized by WHO in the ‘Thematic Platform for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management’.
During IGNITE Stage special venue where selected participants are allowed 15 minutes to present a disaster risk reduction topic, project or initiative, Assoc. Prof. Yoshihiro Ito, Research Center for Earthquake Prediction, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, introduced the SATREPS project “Public partnership between Japan and Mexico on disaster mitigation of large earthquake and tsunami hazards” – a collaborative project between Japan and Mexico to mitigate earthquake/tsunami disaster impacts. The presentation was held on Thursday, 25 May 2017.
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