2nd Multi-Hazards Summer School 2014
June 22, 2014
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APRU member universities are warmly invited to send a graduate/post-graduate student and/or faculty member to the second summer school for of the APRU-IRIDeS Multi-hazards Program:

Multi-Hazards Summer School for Graduates, Post-Graduates and Researchers:
Prepare for high-impact disasters: towards the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Tohoku University, Sendai/Japan, 22-25 July 2014

To mark the second anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, APRU and Tohoku University launched the APRU-IRIDeS Multi-hazards Program in April 2013. The Program builds upon the strengths of eight APRU Multi-hazards symposia over the past decade in countries spanning the Pacific Ring of Fire. The International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) of Tohoku University now provides secretariat services as the regional program hub harnessing the collective capabilities of APRU universities for cutting-edge research on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and recovery, shares strategies to cope with campus disaster risk management, and contributes to international policy making processes on DRR.

The  2nd APRU – IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School (July 22-25, 2014) is hosted and organized by IRIDeS, Tohoku University.

The 2014 Multi-hazards Summer School objectives are to:

  • Understand the mechanism of the international disaster risk reduction strategy;
  • Learn from the experiences and recovery process of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami;
  • Discuss the recommendations towards the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UNWCDRR) in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan
  • Develop an action plan for the preparedness capacity on campus.

Program

The Multi-Hazards Summer School consists of a 3-day seminar and a site visit to the affected area impacted by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

The summer school topics will include:

  • Hyogo Framework for Action ~ International framework for DRR ~
  • Lessons-learnt from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
  • Good practices of DRR initiatives from overseas
  • Campus safety
  • Recommendation towards the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Travel Costs

The usual practice for APRU events is for participants to fund their own travel and accommodation. Where university funding is limited or not available, some funds for students have been set-aside by the APRU Secretariat and Tohoku University to assist with travel costs subject to applicants meeting certain requirements (students only). Please submit all requests for travel support to [email protected]

No registration fee is required for this summer school.

Confirmation

We hope your university will participate in this summer school. If so, please send the name, title, research interest/experience and contact information of your representatives by email to [email protected] with copy to [email protected]jp no later than May 16, 2014. We will accept the nomination/application only from the university, not from an individual student/faculty.

Additional information

More information on the 2nd APRU – IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School 2014 and the report of the APRU – IRIDeS Summer School 2013 can be downloaded below.

If you have any queries regarding the summer school, please contact Dr Takako Izumi (APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Program Coordinator) at IRIDeS, Tohoku University at [email protected] with copy to [email protected]

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