Yuichi Ono, PhD

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Senior Advisor

Yuichi Ono is a Professor, International and Regional Cooperation Office, Disaster Information Management and Public Collaboration Division of the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University, Japan. Yuichi received a Ph.D. in Geography (Climatology and Hazard) at Kent State University, Ohio, U.S.A. in 2001. He conducted research in tornado disaster risk reduction in the U.S.A., Japan, and Bangladesh. During 2002-03, he worked for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO in Geneva) and contributed to developing the disaster risk reduction programme and emergency response mechanism when hydrometeorological disasters occur in the WMO's member countries. During 2003-09, he worked for the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR in Geneva and Bonn) to assist developing the International Early Warning Programme and helped manage the ISDR Scientific and Technical Committee. During 2009-12, he worked for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP in Bangkok) as a chief of the Disaster Risk Reduction Section, providing a regional platform for cooperation and policy-making for disaster risk reduction, with particular attention to developing countries and vulnerable social groups. ESCAP has an intergovernmental process in disaster risk reduction with its 62 member countries. In November, 2012, he became a professor of the International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, located in Sendai, Japan.