Apply Now: TOMODACHI Alumni Disaster Resilience Training Program Sendai Workshop (November 2017)
From November 25 – 27, the Final Part of the TOMODACHI Alumni Disaster Resilience Training Program will take place in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture. This program is open to TOMODACHI alumni who have participated in at least one of the past four sessions of the program. It will be an opportunity for alumni to participate in an international disaster prevention event, which will be held from November 26 – 27, 2017. Participants will be able to connect with worldwide leaders from the field of disaster prevention, and showcase their knowledge about disaster resilience.
As an extension of the Sendai Framework, Japan will start holding the “World Bosai Forum/ International Disaster Risk Conference” from this year in Sendai City every two years, in partnership with the International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) in Davos, Switzerland. Officials and experts from domestic and overseas industries, governments, academia and private sectors as well as local citizens will gather at the Forum, and findings and lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake will be shared with the world. The World Bosai Forum also aims to create practical solutions for disaster risk reduction, instilling the term “Bosai” that encompasses a comprehensive concept from disaster risk reduction to reconstruction and recovery, and share it with the world. The hope is that by hosting this Forum regularly in Sendai will make Sendai/Tohoku a place that is leading the world in Bosai and will also contribute to building back Tohoku disaster areas better.
As attendees of this prestigious international forum, we will be providing speaking opportunities as we believe in the power and importance of having a youth voice in the mix. Those interested in learning about disaster response, disaster preparedness, and disaster resilience training are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Dates: Saturday, November 25 – Monday, November 27, 2017
- Eligibility:TOMODACHI alumni who have participated in at least one of the past four sessions of the TOMODACHI Alumni Disaster Resilience Training Program (Jan2016 Haneda; July2016 Ishinomaki; June2017 Kobe; and Sept2017 Shinjuku Bosai Festa)TOMODACHI alumni in the U.S. who are interested in disaster prevention (Alumni in the U.S. do not have to have participated in past sessions of the TOMODACHI Alumni Disaster Resilience Training Program)
*U.S. alumni must be over the age of 18
- Place: Sendai, Miyagi prefecture
- Capacity: 15
- Training Content:
Fifteen-minute group presentations at the World Bosai Forum / International Disaster and Risk Conference 2017, Sendai and the Bosai Kokutai 2017 organized by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, presentation preparation, and connecting with organizations with a focus on disaster prevention around the world.
- Registration: To access the registration form, please click here;
- Application Deadline:
Monday, October 30th, 2017 @ 23:59 Japan Time
The dates above are also for those who may not be available on Monday, November 27. The dates will be finalized when more details become available about the disaster prevention events. Those who are interested in participating in this program are strongly encouraged to save these dates.
Accommodation will be provided. Transportation Stipend will be provided. (Please be sure to let us know where you will be coming from in the online application form.)