The training is conducted by TOMODACHI Alumnus Robin Lewis, as well as Peace Boat trainers and Japanese psycho-social specialists from JISP (IsraAID), all with experience of working and studying both in Japan and the United States. Upon completion of the training, participants received a “Certificate of Participation” and were encouraged to participate in disaster relief activities and other socially impactful projects both in Japan and abroad.
Tokyo Workshop (September 2017)
On September 2-3, 2017 the 4th workshop of the TOMODACHI Alumni Disaster Resilience Training Program will take place in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
This training is supported by The Prudential Foundation and implemented by Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center and JISP.
The program gives alumni a chance to experience Disaster Risk Reduction volunteer work through actual hands-on training at the Shinjuku Bosai Festa that many people will attend that include children, foreigners, and disabilities. Those interested in learning about disaster response, disaster preparedness, and disaster resilience training are strongly encouraged to apply.
Date: September 2-3, 2017
Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo
Participants: Limited to 20 TOMODACHI Alumni
Training Content: Peace Boat and JISP
Day 1: Disaster Preparedness and Leadership Training
Day 2: Volunteer activities for Disaster Risk Reduction
Registration: To access the registration form, please click here.
Application Deadline: August 10th, 2017 @ 23:59 Japan Time
*More details about Shinjuku Bosai Festa: http://bosai-festa.com/english/
Transportation Stipend will be provided. Please be sure to let us know where you will be coming from in the online application form.
Kobe Workshop (June 2017)
The third TOMODACHI Alumni Disaster Resilience Training Program: Kobe Workshop took place from June 3 – 4, 2017. Begun in 2016, the training program will take place a total of 5 times. The program has three goals: to endow TOMODACHI Alumni with knowledge and experience of disaster preparedness; to prepare students willing to volunteer in disaster situations; and to give an opportunity to TOMODACHI Alumni to connect and work together. This was the third workshop after the first in January 2016 in Tokyo, and the second in July 2016 in Ishinomaki. 19 TOMODACHI Alumni from various regions in Japan participated in the Kobe workshop, more than half of whom experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake. Alumni who did not experience the earthquake participated with the resolve to prepare for the next potential disaster and gain the ability to take action. Read More>>
During July 2-3, 2016, alumni from across Japan gathered in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture to take part in the 2nd TOMODACHI Alumni Disaster Resilience Leadership Training Program that enabled alumni to build capacity by learning from on-the-ground organizations on various methods, knowledges and activities of disaster resilience.
The training was conducted by TOMODACHI Alumnus Robin Lewis, as well as Peace Boat trainers and Japanese psycho-social specialists from Japan IsraAID Support Program (JISP). Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. JISP is a non-profit humanitarian organization that promotes access to self-sustained, high-quality psycho-social services for various communities in Japan. Read More>>
Kumamoto Earthquake Response (April 2016)
Organized by Japan IsraAID Support Program (JISP) and Peace Boat, as an extension of the TOMODACHI Alumni Disaster Resilience Training Program, this relief mission was an opportunity for the four alumni from Tohoku who experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake and for one alumnae from Kumamoto Prefecture to utilize the skills they learned while participating in the alumni leadership program supported by Prudential Foundation, in January 30-31, 2016. Read More>>
Tokyo Workshop (January 2016)
Day 1: Disaster Preparedness and Leadeship Training Led by TOMODACHI Alumnus Robin Lewis (Peace Boat) and JISP
Day 2: Disaster management and Psycho Social Support by JISP