Tokio Marine Group is a global insurance group that continuously works to solve various social issues through business activities and raise the group’s corporate value for all our stakeholders, including future generations. Since origins of the group lie in natural disaster-prone Japan, with expertise in natural disaster protection and mitigation, Tokio Marine group designated ‘Disaster resilience’ and ‘Climate action’ as priority issues to realize a sustainable society where everyone can live safely and securely.
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Elsevier has launched an important new report, A Global Outlook on Disaster Science, in partnership with global experts and leading international institutions, including APRU. (November 2017)
On November 20, Elsevier has launched an important new report, A Global Outlook on Disaster Science, in partnership with global experts and leading international institutions, including Tohoku University IRIDeS. The report displays an analysis of global disaster science scholarly output and specific topics being studied within research on different types of disasters. One of the most novel analyses presented in the report is the examination of disaster science in the context of the human toll and economic burden of natural disasters. The study also provides more insights on disaster science research conducted in 10 individual countries, in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, revealing which disaster types are researched and where.
The main objectives of the Multi-Hazards Program are to harness the collective capacities of APRU Universities for cutting-edge research on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and to contribute to international policy-making discussions to steadily improve DRR.
The 2013 summer school was organised on July 23-25, 2013 at Tohoku University as the first major activity under the Multi-Hazards Program. The summer school was attended by 31 participants from 9 countries, and it consisted of 17 students, 13 faculty members and 1 APRU secretariat staff.
The 3rd APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School was held at Tohoku University on 21-24 July 2015. More than 40 participants from 10 countries participated in the event to learn the lessons-learnt and experience from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and discuss the role of universities to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
A 2-page summary of key points surrounding campus safety and disaster management plans.