Workshops
   

Reg. No.

WS002

Name of Organization

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Title

Prevention and Mitigation of Disasters related to Weather, Climate and Water

Report

Tel.

+81-22-730-8958

Fax

+81-22-730-8023

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

www.wmo.int

Abstract

Abstract Statistics show that more than 65 per cent of the economic losses due to natural disasters and nearly 90 per cent of people killed were due to disasters related to weather, climate and water. Recent scientific studies also indicate that the number of extreme events and their intensity might also increase due to global climate change. WMO through its major programmes and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) put specific emphasis on natural disaster prevention and mitigation. A new major WMO cross-cutting programme on Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has recently been established to respond more effectively to the natural disaster reduction challenge and ensure further integration and synergetic approach across programmes and interested organizations. Japan Meteorological Agency will present examples of national and international contribution of the NMHSs in this field. Reliable information on weather and climate allows for improved decision-making, which has the potential to mitigate the impacts of disasters. Early warning protects life and property, provided that it can reach the target communities in timely and suitable manner, combined with awareness programmes and risk evaluation, disaster prevention and other preparedness measures. THORPEX is a relevant example of research activities being developed to accelerate improvements in the skill of 1 to 14 days forecast of high impact weather. The universal and equitable access to warnings and information results in reducing loss of life and property
caused by disasters to a minimum. The information society, fostering ICT development, E-environment and
E-science strengthens NMHSs in producing and delivering information, warnings and comprehensive and effective
services to their population in support to safety of lives and property and the general welfare and convenience of the people.

Venue

 Room 301 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

All Day (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

WS003

Name of Organization

American Friends Service Committee

Title

Advocacy Work with Vulnerable Populations as a Form of Mitigation

Tel.

415-565-0201 extension 12

Fax

415-0204

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

www.afsc.org/emap

Abstract

 "A shift in the focus from relief to sustainable development is occurring.  The current situation calls for bring[ing] together local, national, and international policymakers as well as civil society and community groups."
The First Announcement for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction
Advocacy Work as a Form of Mitigation
Some American Friends Service Committee Experiences With Vulnerable Populations in Wartime and in Disasters
PowerPoint Presentation Based on the following outline:
The Americanization of the American Red Cross:  Internment and Relocation of Japanese and Japanese Americans in World War II
 
From Federal Office of Emergency Services to Federal Emergency Management Assistance (FEMA) 
1960s  Mississippi Gulf poor communities and federal bureaucracy response
Impact of Immigration Reform and Control Act 1986
Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989
California Citrus Freeze of 1998
 Building NGO Cooperation  After Turkey 1999 Earthquake
From Earthquake Relief to Sustainable Development
El Salvador 2001-2004   
9/11/2001 - Homeland Security and US PATRIOT Act
California Winter of 2001
Southern California Fires of 2003
Taking Community Experiences Into Policy Reforms
Project Voice Immigrant Work
Washington, D.C. Office of AFSC

Venue

 Room 3B at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

AM (Tuesday) 18 January

 

Reg. No.

WS004

Name of Organization

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN)

Title

Enhancing Effectiveness in Disaster Risk Management Through Partnership

Tel.

81 78 262 5550/5551

Fax

81 78 262 5554

E-mail

[email protected] [email protected]

URL

http://www.adrrn.net

Abstract

Disaster risk management is an area undertaken by many players.  Lack of collaboration remains a great challenge.  Multi-sectoral partnership can enhance effective disaster risk management and as such, a regional network as a platform for partnership is highly beneficial.  The Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) is one such platform which brings together NGOs and other key stakeholders including UN OCHA and ADRC.  Topics covered include: 1. The Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake - Reflecting Ten Years and Lessons Learnt by Japanese NGOs.  2. Ensuring effective Disaster Response through TDRM - Emerging challenges to Governments, International Organisations and Civil Society.  3. Disaster Risk Management in Asia - The Importance of a Network.  4.  Formal and Informal Networking for Earthquake Risk Management in Nepal.  5.  Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Practice.  6.  Mobilising Communities in a Disaster - The Sri Lankan Experience.  This forum aims to expose the public to a gathering of experts with an interactive session for the audience.  It offers a wealth of experience in managing disasters from earthquakes to severe floods.  It is hoped that lessons can be learnt, and highlight the role each individual and organisation can play in reducing disasters.

Venue

 Room 501 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM  (Saturday) 22 January

 

Reg. No.

WS006

Name of Organization

United Nations University (UNU)

Title

Preparing for the Unforeseen: Reducing Risk and Vulnerability to Urban Disasters

Tel.

81-3-3499-2811

Fax

81-3-3499-2828

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.unu.edu/

Abstract

Ensuring human secutrity is one of the priority areas for a sustainable urban development.  Rapid change of urban landscape and ever-increasing expansion bring about unexpected risks to urban communities. Mega cities are expanding not only in the 2dimensional surface, but also vertically both upward and downward. Most of the time such expansion is carried out without adequate knowledge on the associated risks. Especially the underground expansions are vulnerable to flooding, or fires, explosions, etc. Often the risks associated with these developments are unknown, as they have not been used sufficiently long to be exposed to extreme events. One way of overcoming the difficulty of lack of past experience is to model the risks by simulating the physical phenomena and their impact on people and property located in a given location at a given time. This session will therefore focus on assessing and reducing human vulnerability to disasters by looking at the dynamic behavioral patterns of the urban communities to understand the vulnerabilities brought about by urban life style,
especially those related to increased utilization of underground spaces and large concentrations in potentially
vulnerable areas. It will highlight methodologies to utilize high resolution dynamic spatial information related to
urban infrastructure, human behavior and incorporating them in multi-hazard risk assessment to facilitate
implementation of appropriate mitigation measures.

Venue

Room 501 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

WS007

Name of Organization

BGR, GTZ, InWent and partner organizations from Thailand, Bolivia, Mozambique,
El Salvador, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan

Title

Capacity Building and Utilization of Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

Report

Tel.

 49-2434-828

Fax

 49-2434-836

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

Participants of the event will be German organisations (BGR, GTZ, InWEnt) and their partner organisations from Thailand (Department for Mineral Resources), Bolivia (district administration), El Salvador (community organisation), Vietnam (ADPC), Mozambique (INGC) , Zimbabwe (Civil Protection Unit), Afghanistan (Kabul University) and India (Disaster Management Institute).The side event will discuss different aspects of "Capacity Building and utilization of technology for Disaster Risk Reduction". The Partners will provide short presentations on  the different types of approaches used on community, sub-national, national and regional levels. "Capacity Building" stands for human resources and organizational development. Processes of organizational and institutional change towards a greater effectiveness in the field of Disaster Management and Prevention are supported through dialogue, training and advising profesional and management staff at individual, organizational and society level. The inputs will be followed by a panel discussion on possible share of technology and the use and implementation of management and technological know how by national and regional disaster prevention initiatives/networks in developing countries.
The discussion will be guided by a moderator and will be open to questions from the public.  The question of a possible transfer of technology as well as the issue of human resource development will become key points of the discussion. Questions to be answered are:"What are the existing frameworks at the different levels?"What is the understanding of adapted technology at local, sub-national, national and regional level ?" How can the use of modern technological know how be linked to the policy makers? "  How can we we reach the best possible added value of capacity building? "Which are the main fields for capacity building in the field of disaster prevention?

Venue

 Room 501 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

WS009

Name of Organization

Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters - CARD

Title

Planning to Prosper: Building Social and Economic Strength Through Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Activities

Tel.

510-451-3140

Fax

510-451-3144

E-mail

[email protected]  and [email protected]

URL

www.FirstVictims.org   and www.PrepareNow.org

Abstract

In the October 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and the October 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm all levels and disciplines of emergency services responded immediately, bravely and with honor.  Yet many frail, frightened seniors were unable to access services; children were left with unprepared caregivers; non-English speakers felt fearful and isolated; and others with special needs such as medical dependency fell through every crack in our emergency response system. With round-the-clock media coverage and billions of dollars of far-reaching financial damage, these disasters challenged us. We had to question virtually every aspect of what it takes for all people in a community to survive and successfully move forward in emergencies and large-scale disasters.Over the course of many years, by working with hundreds of community based organizations to incorporate the diverse needs of their vulnerable clients, an alternative approach to disaster preparedness and emergency mobilization was developed. By adopting a simple, standardized, skills-based leadership training program, targeted at community agencies and non-traditional responders, CARD (Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters) is helping to build the resilience and response capacity of many local jurisdictions. By working with government and private funders to make disaster preparedness a beneficial and sometimes required deliverable, many unexpected results have been created. This presentation will also address the necessary shift away from fear-based messages, and the social and economic benefits of creating an inclusive response model where diverse community assets can be effectively mobilized for public benefit.Submitted by:Ana-Marie Jones, Executive Director CARD - Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters
www.FirstVictims.org

Venue

 Room 501 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Saturday) 22 January

 

Reg. No.

WS011

Name of Organization

ENTICO Cooporation LTD

Title

Earth Observation and Research Initiatives for Disaster Preparedness

Tel.

44-2077992222

Fax

44-2073402868

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.entico.com

Abstract

'This workshop will explore the role that the Earth Observation and geological research has, and the initiatives which are taking place, in preparing institutions, other organisations, and local people for disaster reduction.  With input from organisations including NOAA, ESA and the Swiss Federal Institute, the event will outline expertise and different abilities in providing solutions in monitoring, risk assessment, and early warning for disaster reduction. This will be placed in context of capacity building for local people and institutionalised preparedness in order that disaster reduction can be effected, in concert, at different levels of organisation.  The workshop will take the form of a number of short presentations from experts within IGO, national government and independent research organisations, followed by questions and answers. The focus of the workshop will be on discusion with audience participation. There will also be an opportunity for participants and presenters to discuss these issues after the event.

Venue

 Room 2B at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

AM (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

WS012

Name of Organization

Nokia Corporation

Title

Effective communication solutions for first responders and emergency management

Report

Tel.

35-8718065970

Fax

35-8718065931

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.nokia.com

Abstract

This workshop will give overview information package and share usage experiences of new digital communication technologies for emergency management and first responders.  It summarizes evolution trends of communications technology and describes usage areas of public cellular and professional mobile radio networks. Workshop analyses and explains with practical real life examples how modern digital communication systems brings situation awareness to the field units and emergency rooms, enables real interoperability between organizations and secures confidentiality in communications. Experiences in the field - how digital communications benefit first responders in case examples: incidents, floods, snowstorms. Workshop will analyze also financial aspect with total cost of ownership model  in communication systems and especially in shared multi-agency communication networks with shared applications. Rapid deploment communication systems will be investigated.

Venue

Room 2B at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

AM (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

WS013

Name of Organization

US Department of State

Title

Intersection of Animal and Human Issues in Disasters

Report

Tel.

(81-3) 3224-5112

Fax

(81-3) 3224-5291

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

The session will conclude with a roundtable discussion where a panel consisting of the speakers and possibly other invited experts will yield to questions from the audience. The aim of the presentations and discussion is to inform emergency managers about the potential of the emerging ideas on linking Animal welfare and human welfare into emergency management decision-making processes. The exchange of ideas is expected to preserve sustainable development after a crisis and reduce the spread of disease and hunger during a disaster.

Venue

 Room 401/402 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Saturday) 22 January

 

Reg. No.

WS014

Name of Organization

US Department of State

Title

Risk Reduction and Indigenous Populations

Report

Tel.

202-647-5070

Fax

202-647-4628

E-mail

[email protected], [email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

Session Goals and Objectives:   Indigenous populations are often neglected in the development of risk reduction policy.  This session will explore an experiment in disaster information management in New Mexico and Arizona with the Pueblo and Navajo Indian nations that could be a model for assisting indigenous populations as well as small island nations and other remote, at risk-populations.  A key aspect  will be to examine how to protect culturally sensitive information.The session will conclude with a roundtable discussion where a panel consisting of the speakers and possibly other invited experts will yield to questions from the audience. The aim of the presentations and discussion is to inform emergency managers about the potential of the emerging ideas on disaster information management and how emergency telecommunications can be used to help indigenous populations gain access to space-based remotely sensed data and other information critical to understanding risk and then take appropriate mitigation steps.  Organizers hope for a very interactive discussion with the audience.Background:   The panel will look for ways to develop more effective early warning, evacuation and preparedness measures aimed at indigenous populations.  Dealing with these issues requires a junction of cultural sensitivity, science, and economic development theory.

Venue

Room 2B at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

PM (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

WS016

Name of Organization

ProVention Consortium

Title

Applied Research Grants for Disaster Risk Reduction for young professionals from developing countries

Report

Tel.

00. 41. 22. 730. 44. 98

Fax

00. 41. 22. 733. 03. 95

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.proventionconsortium.org

Abstract

'The ProVention Consortium Applied Research Grants Program, first launched at The World Bank in 2002, provides small grants for innovative research projects in order to promote the development of young professionals from developing countries dedicated to reducing disaster risk. The Disaster Management Centre of the University of Wisconsin is currently coordinating the program for ProVention in collaboration with the Hazard Management Unit at The World Bank and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centerin Thailand. Research projects focus on the links between disasters, poverty and the environment and fall into three general categories: hazard and risk identification, risk reduction and risk sharing/transfer. Some 65 grants were awarded in 2003 to researchers from 27 developing countries. More information on the Grants Program is available from the ProVention Consortium Web site at http://www.proventionconsortium.org/projects/appliedres.htm Given the success of the grants program and wide interest to develop the initiative further ProVention plans to launch a new round of grants in 2005 and sees the WCDR as an ideal forum for organizing a workshop on this topic. Don Schramm, Director of the Disaster Management Centre of the University of Wisconsin, will coordinate this event, involving an official launch of the new grants program as well as presentations by two past grantees on the use and outcome of their applied research.

Venue

Room 502 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Saturday) 22 January

 

Reg. No.

10001

Name of Organization

Hyogo Prefectural Goverment, OCHA Kobe, Asian Disaster Reduction Center

Title

Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2005

Report

Tel.

+81-78-262-5540

Fax

 

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.adrc.or.jp

Abstract

The conference will be participated by approximately 200 people including high dignitaries and officials, mainly from Asian countries, along with the general public, representatives of various UN agencies and international/regional organizations. At the conference, a wide range of up-to-date information will be shared, and stronger relationships will be provided. A reporting session of good practices in Asian countries will be the main component of the meeting.

Venue

Room 301 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

10002

Name of Organization

NPO Life Safety Support Organization

Title

Preparedness for a big earthquake

Tel.

+81-6-6456-1010

Fax

+81-6-6456-1073

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.npo-lso.info

Abstract

 

Venue

Room 503-504-505 at International Conference Center

Date and Time

All Day (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

10003

Name of Organization

The General Insurance Association of Japan

Title

Radio forum to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake-The role of radio in a time of earthquake disaster

Report

Tel.

+81-3-3255-1215

Fax

+81-3-3255-1236

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.sonpo.or.jp

Abstract

The General Insurance Association of Japan and the Radio Committee of the National Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan will jointly hold a radio forum as a part of the annual earthquake insurance promotion campaign. The aim of this forum is to improve the public with an improved understanding of earthquake insurance and its dissemination. The earthquake insurance is operated by the government and private insurance companies based on the Earthquake Insurance Law.
With the participation of 101 presenters from the 101 radio stations represented in the forum, two keynote speeches will be delivered under the themes of "Expectation for the Earthquake Insurance and Radio Broadcasting" and "The Role of Radio in the time of an Earthquake". Panelists, who experienced earthquakes and other natural disasters, will discuss the role of radio broadcasting in the time of disasters and seek more effective ways to provide necessary information to the public.

Venue

Main Hall at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Saturday) 22 January

 

Reg. No.

10004

Name of Organization

THE GENERAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN

Title

Exploration for Disaster Prevention Forum - Seeking a future course for disaster

Report

Tel.

+81-3-3255-1294

Fax

+81-3-3255-1236

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.sonpo.or.jp

Abstract

The "Exploration for Disaster Prevention Forum" will be held to promote disaster prevention education for elementary school students. This is the joint auspices of the General Insurance Association of Japan, the Asahi Shimbun which is one of Japan's leading newspapers, UNESCO and the Nippon Volunteer Network Active in Disaster.The "Exploration for Disaster Prevention" is designed to guide children to discover the importance of person to person relations in disaster prevention. Through enjoyable explorations in their town, they find various disaster/crime prevention facilities and equipment.The "Exploration for Disaster Prevention Forum" will be organized into the following 3 sections. - Video introduction of the "Exploration for Disaster Prevention" activities which are carried out in many parts of the nation - Award ceremony of the "Exploration for Disaster Prevention Map" contest - Panel discussion on disaster prevention education

Venue

Room 301 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

10005

Name of Organization

APN, WHO Centre for Health Development, Hyogo Prefectural Government

Title

APN/WHO Session: Climate Calamities and Human Health

Report

Tel.

+81-78-230-8017

Fax

+81-78-230-8018

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.apn.gr.jp

Abstract

Climate change is already increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and to tackle such disasters, a wide variety of knowledge, wisdom and resources needs to be mobilized and effectively integrated. With this in mind, institutions and centres in Kobe formed a Disaster Reduction Alliance (DRA) with a goal to synergize international cooperation towards disaster reduction. As part of a DRA initiative, APN and WHO Centre for Health Development are seeking for a joint session at the WCDR.

Venue

Room 301 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Saturday) 22 January

 

Reg. No.

10007

Name of Organization

City of Kobe

Title

Sewerage System Symposium on Countermeasures against Earthquake

Report

Tel.

+81-78-322-5449

Fax

+81-78-322-6088

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

In January 2005, ten years will have passed since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.The Sewerage System Symposium on Countermeasures against Earthquake is one of the activities which aims to communicate information about earthquakes from the stricken area of Kobe to other countries and related administrative bodies.This symposium aims to be useful for future safe urban planning by introducing the damage and the process of restoration and reconstruction of the sewer system based on our experiences in the earthquake.

Venue

Main Hall at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10008

Name of Organization

Hyogo Prefectural Government Board of Education,

Title

10th Anniversary's Meeting for Reconstruction of Education from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

Report

Tel.

+81-78-362-9441

Fax

+81-78-362-4283

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

 

Venue

Main Hall at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

10009

Name of Organization

Hyogo Prefectural Government Board of Education, National Center for Teacher's Development

Title

Seminar for Training Leaders of the Schools' Safety

Report

Tel.

+81-78-362-9441

Fax

+81-78-362-4283

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

 

Venue

Main Hall at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10010

Name of Organization

Institute of Social Safety Science, ISSS

Title

1st International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction

Report

Tel.

+81-3-3615-3026

Fax

+81-3-3615-4639

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

Goals of the first International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction are 1) to review lessons learned from long term recovery processes from such recent catastrophic disasters as the 1995 Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake, the 1999 Izmit earthquake and the 9.11 terrorist attack in New York and Washington in 2001, and 2) to share and exchange strategies that help disaster reduction practitioners and researchers in the global community to make initiatives in building a society where a sustainable hazard mitigation is incorporated as a fundamental element in the society.  These two issues will be addressed in plenary sessions that are scheduled in the mornings of the 18th and 19th.  Small group sessions follow in the afternoons.  Subsession topics include 1. Planning for Disaster Reduction, 2. Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment, 3. Tsunami Disaster Reduction, 4. Urban Disaster Reduction, 5. New Directions in GIS and Remote Sensing Technologies, 6.Disaster Management: Lessons learned and new, 7 Business Continuity Planning and Recovery, 8 Comparing Recovery Processes from Recent Earthquakes, and 9. Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Disaster Recovery.

Venue

1) Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers
2) Room 2B, Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

1) All Day 18/19/20 January  2)PM  20 January

 

Reg. No.

10011

Name of Organization

Flood Disaster Prevention Division

Title

A symposium of the public consciousness education against the flood disaster

Report

Tel.

029-864-7619

Fax

 

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.nilim.go.jp/lab/rcg/newhp/english/index.html

Abstract

It is important that residents become conscious of flood disaster to cope with flood vulnerability .The government sector has been estimating the flood risk area by area . It is notified to residents to be conscious about it .However, it is not known well because it is difficult to understand .It will be discussed in this symposium with the subjects of measures for getting high consciousness of residents .

Venue

Room 502 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

10013

Name of Organization

University of Hyogo, College of Nursing Art & Science The 21st Center of Excellence Program

Title

Disaster and Health: Seeking Optimal Strategies for Restoring People's Health after Disaster

Report

Tel.

+81-78-925-9610

Fax

+81-78-925-0872

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.coe-cnas.jp/index.html

Abstract

Various disasters, both natural and man-made, such as floods, earthquakes, wars, and terrorist attacks, occur all over the world. The ever-present threat of disasters caused by nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons is now a fact of daily life.   Medical care is identified and provided systematically at the period of emergency just after disaster occurrence. In mid and long-term phase, people of other areas begin to show less interest in the disaster, most of the support organizations from outside withdraw, and victims in the disaster area feel as if they were abandoned. On the other hand, it is necessary to identify knowledge about health conditions among people and/or care during mid and long-term after disaster.  This symposium will discuss about preparedness, health conditions among victims and/or health providers including volunteers, and care strategies during mid and long-term after disaster.

Venue

Shinsho Hall at the Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)

Date and Time

PM (Tuesday) 18 January

 

Reg. No.

10014

Name of Organization

World Conference of Volutneers for Disaster (Secretariat:Nippon volunteer network action disaster)

Title

World Conference of Volunteers for Disaster

Report

Tel.

+81-78-231-9011

Fax

+81-78-231-9022

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.nvnad.or.jp/

Need for
Pre-registration

Need e-mail [email protected]

Abstract

Since the Hanshin Awaji Great Earthquake hit Kobe in 1995, we have witnessed many volunteers spearheading activities to support those most affected, when disaster strikes.  A culture of volunteering for disaster relief has been built up for these 10 years.  Now our challenge over next 10 years is how to prepare ourselves and to reduce the risk of disasters by enhancing voluntary action.  For that end, it is important to compile, share and disseminate wisdom /best practice in volunteering and disaster reduction, and create a culture of disaster reduction. The conference aims to facilitate exchanges among international volunteer groups as well as other actors from private sector and civil society to increase knowledge of good practice in disaster reduction and establish a network to enable these organizations to collaborate further.

Venue

Room 502 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

All Day (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10015

Name of Organization

'National Council of Sea Coast Associations. Japan Society of Civil Engineers.

Title

Symposiumu on Sea Coast  (To reduce the damage of“TSUNAMIs”)

Report

Tel.

+81-3-3214-2924

Fax

+81-3-3214-2926

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.gyokou.or.jp/

Abstract

Tsunamis, frequently generated by underwater earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides at the zone of subduction in the ocean plates, have caused serious damages in Japan. Although defense structure constructions started since 1960 in Japan and are effective to reduce the damage, we should shift to the integrated countermeasure including disaster information and evacuation system which has been more important in educing human loss. Especially, increasing disaster management consciousness and disseminating disaster management knowledge is going to take more important rule.We hope this symposium can contribute to let the people be aware of the importance of disaster prevention through sharing experiences of damage and efforts of countermeasure in the past, and of cooperation among self, mutual and public helps to make clear each rule in the prevention work.
Japanese knowledge and technologies introduced and discussed at the symposium should be shared with the countries in the Pacific ocean, because we have the common problems in the prevention work for mitigating disasters caused by tsunamis.

Venue

Main Hall at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

10016

Name of Organization

Building Research Institute

Title

Symposium on Safer Buildings and Housing for Earthquakes

Report

Tel.

+81-29-879-0689

Fax

+81-29-879-2989

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.kenken.go.jp./

Need for
Pre-registration

Need
e-mail [email protected]

Abstract

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport(MLIT), Hyogo Prefectural Government, professional associations in houisng/building sector and Building Research Institute(BRI) co-organize a symposium which consists of sessions listed below, intended for users/owners of housing/buildings, architects, consultants and industries in housing/buiding sector and officials of municipal governments. *presentation on significance and benefits of seismic reinforcement, introduction of various kinds of designs of seismic reinforcement, a risk-management approach for earthquakes and several examples of its application    *reports on policies and strategies of Hyogo Prefectural Government and BRI    *a panel discussion by several experts

Venue

1) Room 502, Int'l Conference Center Kobe
2) Room 503, 504, and 505, Int'l Conference  Center Kobe

Date and Time

1)All Day (Tuesday) 18 January
2) All Day (Tuesday) 18 January 

 

Reg. No.

10017

Name of Organization

Hyogo Prefectural Government Senior's Health and Welfare Division/Hyogo Prefectural association for eldery welfare

Title

Tasks in the 10th Year After the Earthquake? Creating Elderly-Friendly Living and Reviewing Local Community Support

Report

Tel.

+81-78-362-3187

Fax

+81-78-362-4263

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

Hold consulting meetings by experts to strengthen the support system for LSA* activities, as well as to hold training and exchange programs to elevate their quality of service.  *Life Support Advisor

Venue

Room 2B at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

PM (Tuesday) 18 January

 

Reg. No.

10020

Name of Organization

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Title

Building a Strong Country Against Disasters -Achievements and challenges of JICA’s Cooperation-

Report

Tel.

+81-3-5352-5376

Fax

+81-3-5352-5348

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.jica.go.jp/

Abstract

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been conducting many Official Development Assistance (ODA) projects to reduce disaster risk in disaster prone developing countries. In this symposium, representatives from counterpart organizations of these currently implemented or already completed projects will be invited, They will present outlines and reports on progress of their respective disaster prevention projects or the outcome and issues as to those completed.
Based on these presentations, they will exchange their opinions with Japanese experts and audiences, focusing on the keywords “Sustainable Development” and “Human Security”, on the lessons learned from preceding projects, issues to be solved and road map for the better in the filed of disaster prevention.
This symposium starts with a keynote speech by President Sadako Ogata of JICA, and consists of two sessions: “Seismic Disaster Prevention” and ”Comprehensive Disaster Management”. Presentation of videos and pictures are also included.

Venue

Main Hall at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10021

Name of Organization

Kobe Convention & Visitors Association

Title

Local Governments' Report Meeting on Disaster Reduction Policy

Report

Tel.

+81-78-3+81-3-0029

Fax

+81-78-302-1870

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.kcva.or.jp

Abstract

 

Venue

Room 3A at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

All Day (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

10022

Name of Organization

Research Committee on Kobe Ground and Disaster Mitigations

Title

Presentation of the results of "Research Committee on Kobe Ground and Disaster Mitigations"

Report

Tel.

+81-78-322-5031

Fax

+81-78-322-6009

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

 

Venue

Room 503-504-505 at International Conference Center

Date and Time

AM (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10023

Name of Organization

Kobe Housing Support Center

Title

Recommendation of earthquake-proofizing of residence

Report

Tel.

+81-78-222-0186

Fax

+81-78-222-0106

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.smilenet.kobe-jk.or.jp/index.html

Abstract

 

Venue

Room 502 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Saturday) 22 January

 

Reg. No.

10024

Name of Organization

Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering

Title

Message to personnel responding to disaster needs-lessons learned from the decade after Kobe earthquake-

Report

Tel.

+81-3-5730-2831

Fax

+81-3-5730-2830

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

www.jaee.gr.jp/

Abstract

 

Venue

Room 401/402 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Saturday) 22 January

 

Reg. No.

10025

Name of Organization

The Crisis Management & Preparedness Organization

Title

Disaster - ProActive Community PROJECT2005

Report

Tel.

+81-3-3519-6270

Fax

+81-3-3519-6255

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.cmpo.org

Abstract

 

Venue

Room 3B at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

PM (Tuesday) 18 January

 

Reg. No.

10026

Name of Organization

Architectural Institute of Japan

Title

The AIJ Seminar for the 10th Anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster. How Should We Use Lessons from Earthquakes for Disaster Mitigation

Report

Tel.

+81-3-3456-205

Fax

+81-3-3456-2058

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.aij.or.jp/aijhomej.htm

Abstract

Ten years have passed since the Hyogoken-Nambu Earthquake (the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster) which is the greatest earthquake disaster among those struck Japan after the Second World War.  It gave a strong impact to the Japanese architectural society which has contributed to building construction and urban development for safer and sustainable built environments.The Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ), which is a professional institution of architects and building engineers, has seriously recognized this disaster as an important lesson and carried out academic surveys, analyses and studies from various aspects in order to establish the comprehensive earthquake disaster mitigation research.In this seminar, AIJ verifies the progress of the research over the past decade,extracts solved and unsolved problems from the research, and discusses what should be done before the next great earthquake strike

Venue

Room 2B at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

PM (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10027

Name of Organization

The Institution of Professional Engineers , Japan Kinki Branch

Title

A civic organization, a man of learning and experience, public body, and common activity

Report

Tel.

+81-6-6832-2985

Fax

+81-6-6832-2985

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.ipej-knk.jp/

Abstract

The Institution of Professional Engineers, Japan Kinki branch Construction Department meeting which perceived this point worked on all the members, Japan Consulting Engineers Association covering variety many sections first, advanced systematization, and carried out production of an organization which carries out activity with which also calls to industrial, administrative and academic sectors on the other hand, arrives at the same table with a general civilian, and a city calamity is equipped.
This is the people from NPO Law who continued from the 4th time and completed with the participants in this exhibition, and talks these contents of activity and point together.

Venue

Room 503-504-505 at International Conference Center

Date and Time

PM (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10028

Name of Organization

Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems

Title

5th Workshop for Comparative Study on Urban Earthquake Disaster Management.

Report

Tel.

+81-774-38-427

Fax

+81-774-31-8294

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.drs.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Abstract

In this workshop, strategies and tactics for Improving the level of disaster mitigation and preparedness for catastrophic earthquake disasters which will be expected to occur within next 30 years or so will be discussed in a holistic way by the speakers representing both natural and social scientific perspectives.

Venue

Room 3A at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

AM (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10029

Name of Organization

Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems

Title

5th Workshop for Comparative Study on Urban Earthquake Disaster Management.

Report

Tel.

+81-774-38-4275

Fax

+81-774-31-8294

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.drs.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Abstract

In this workshop, strategies and tactics for Improving the level of disaster mitigation and preparedness for catastrophic earthquake disasters which will be expected to occur within next 30 years or so will be discussed in a holistic way by the speakers representing both natural and social scientific perspectives.

Venue

Room 3A at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

All Day (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10030

Name of Organization

Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems

Title

Workshop on Improving Crisis Management Capability

Report

Tel.

+81-774-38-427

Fax

+81-774-31-8294

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.drs.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Abstract

This workshop studies the lessons learned from the past disasters such as the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji earthquake disaster and emergency management practices all over the world in order to establish a generic framework for crisis management for any kinds of major incidents.

Venue

Room 3A at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

PM (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10031

Name of Organization

Center for The Prevention of Urban Disasters

Title

Prevention of Urvan Disasters and Community development for Welfare

Report

Tel.

+81-45-844-2885

Fax

+81-45-844-2894

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www6.plala.or.jp/takasima/bosai/

Abstract

 

Venue

Room 501 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10032

Name of Organization

Committee for the 10th Anniversary of Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

Title

Wishes towards the construction from the Natural Disasters wrap the world    
Painting and Photo Exhibition, and Video Conference

Report

Tel.

+81-78-251-6833

Fax

+81-78-251-6833

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.ndys.jearn.jp/

Abstract

In September 2004, we started the project for Natural Disaster Youth Summit .This youth summit will be held from 25th to 28th of March, 2005 in Hyogo, Japan.On January 18th, as an intermediate presentation of their own project, children will have a video conference globally through the Internet at Awaji Yume Butai International Conference Center.At the same time, there is an exhibition of pictures drawn by the children in Bam, Iran, photos showing the life in Bam and the messages to people suffering Niigata Chuetsu earthquake from all over the world.

Venue

Main Hall at the Awajiyumebutai

Date and Time

PM (Tuesday)18 January

 

Reg. No.

10033

Name of Organization

The Kobe committee on prevention of earthquake and tsunami and  "The fire of Inamura"

Title

Kids "waiwai" Summit of earthquake, tsunami and "The fire of Inamura"

Report

Tel.

+81-78-574-0701

Fax

+81-78-574-0702

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

Kids "waiwai" summit of earthquake, tsunami and "The fire of Inamura" is a conference which is convened to share what we learned from the Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995. The summit provides an opportunity not only for adults but also for children to learn about the threat of natural disaster and ways to prepare against it.  Among several programs of the summit, a puppet play performance "The fire of Inamura" may be the favorite of kids participants.   "The fire of Inamura" is based on a story written by Lafcadio Hearn, "A Living God". It is a story about a man who saved the village from tsunami(tidal wave) by warning people with signal fire. The title "The fire of Inamura" is named after the signal fire made by stook, which the man burned.  Major discussion points in the summit include "threat of earthquake and tsunami", "preciousness of lives" , "importance of cooperation" and "importance of passing the story down from generation to generation".

Venue

Main Hall at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Saturday) 22 January

 

Reg. No.

10034

Name of Organization

Committee for friendly discussion on forest conservation

Title

Forest conservation symposium

Report

Tel.

+81-3-3501-4756

Fax

+81-3-35+81-3-6499

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

Measures for earthquake-induced landslides on forested hillslopes: New measures for landslide disasters in forested hillslopes due to the forecasted earthquakes along the Suruga Trough and the Japan Trench have been required after the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake. Symposium designed to disseminate research findings and coordinate research programs for the new technology will be organized. The future direction of the disaster prevention will be discussed by examining the damages from the Mid Niigata prefecture Earthquake and other example.

Venue

Shinsho Hall at the Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)

Date and Time

PM (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10035

Name of Organization

UNCRD Disaster Management Planning Hyogo Office, Hyogo Prefecture, Others

Title

International Symposium on "Building Safer Communities against Disasters"

Report

Tel.

+81-78-262-5560

Fax

+81-78-262-5568

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.hyogo.uncrd.or.jp/

Abstract

UNCRD is promoting concept of Community Based Disaster Management (CBDM) and Safer Construction. UNCRD will organise a Symposium on "Building Safer Communities against Disasters" and conduct "Improvised Shake Table Demonstration". The symposium aims to consolidate further the concept and disseminate it through the conference forum. The symposium's focus will be on building safer communities emphasising partnership building in community based disaster management to deal with social aspect of mitigation and reducing the risk posed by unsafe housing through effective implementation of technology. The symposium will be comprised two sessions: 1) "CBDM: Building on Partnership in Disaster Management", which aims at raising awareness of CBDM, identifying major issues of CBDM and partnership building and its major challenges at all levels and, establishing recommendations for future activities on CBDM through partnership; 2) "Reducing the Risk posed by Unsafe Housing", which aims at analysing the cause and effect of unsafe housing, exchanging the global experience on safer construction practice and formulating the strategy and course of action for desired level of safety.
The "Improvised Shake Table Demonstration" aims to disseminate education tool on safer housing for non-engineered buildings for its wider applications
which promote implementation of simple techniques of earthquake disaster resistant  housing in vulnerable communities.

Venue

Room 401/402 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

All Day (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10036

Name of Organization

Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake Hyogo Congress for Rescue snd Restoretion

Title

Reconstruction of People's Lives-Achievements and Problems after Ten Years

Report

Tel.

+81-78-371-4560

Fax

+81-78-371-4559

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.kh.rim.or.jp

Abstract

Ten years have past since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.  Have the victims really regained their former lives? With this question as the central issue, we intend to make it clear what has been achieved in the last decade and what challenges we should tackle in the future in Japan, an archipelago of natural disasters. Various issues will be brought to light and compared with cases abroad.  These issues will include the actual condition of the disaster-affected people in the last ten years, the shifts in policy and the system in Japan for the aid of disaster-victims, and movements and activities in different areas in order to restore the lives of individual victims.  Some true stories and events will also be introduced. Disaster-affected people and reserchers who have been involved in diverse fields such as wekfare, social organizations, etc. - some have been engaged in the reconstruction process in the Hanshin-Awaji area over the past decade, and some have experienced other natural disasters in Japan - will view the problems from different angles and bring up any future prospects. People who have an interest in these topics are welcome to join our discussion.

Venue

Room 3B at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

PM (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10037

Name of Organization

Kobe University, Research Center for Urban Safety and Security

Title

Disaster Risk Management for Megacities in Asia

Report

Tel.

+81-78-8+81-3-6437

Fax

+81-78-8+81-3-6394

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

RCUSS of Kobe University has been organizing Symposia on Disaster Preventions annually on this occasion. This year, the Symposium is to be organized in collaboration with EMI (an international academic NGO) as one of Kobe University 10th memorial events on Great Hanshin Earthquake to promote the international collaborations of Kobe University on disaster mitigation works. This is two-day Symposium. The first day of Symposium is open to public, and the city representatives of Asian megacities (such as Beijing, Mumbai Manila, Istanbul, etc.) and international corporation and funding agencies present current situations on disaster mitigations such as disaster potentials and mitigation plans in these cities. The second day of Symposium is closed to public and the representatives of cities and international organizations discuss the implementation plans of disaster mitigations and international collaborations.

Venue

Room 503-504-505 at International Conference Center

Date and Time

All Day (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10038

Name of Organization

Kobe University, Research Center for Urban Safety and Security

Title

Disaster Risk Management for Megacities in Asia

Report

Tel.

+81-78-8+81-3-6437

Fax

+81-78-8+81-3-6394

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

RCUSS of Kobe University has been organizing Symposiums on Disaster Preventions annually on this occasion. This year, the Symposium is to be organized in collaboration with EMI (an international academic NGO) as one of Kobe University 10th memorial events on Great Hanshin Earthquake to promote the international collaborations of Kobe University on disaster mitigation works. This is two-day Symposium. The first day of Symposium is open to public, and the city representatives of Asian megacities (such as Beijing, Mumbai Manila, Istanbul, etc.) and international corporation and funding agencies present current situations on disaster mitigations such as disaster potentials and mitigation plans in these cities. The second day of Symposium is closed to public and the representatives of cities and international organizations discuss the implementation plans of disaster mitigations and international collaborations.

Venue

Directors Conference room at the Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)

Date and Time

All Day (Saturday) 22 January

 

Reg. No.

10039

Name of Organization

Hyogo prefectyural goverment

Title

Land Conservation Symposium-Restoration from Earthquake Disaster and Development of Seismic Resistance Method

Report

Tel.

+81-78-362-9227

Fax

+81-78-362-3952

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

The damage distribution and its characteristic found in the survey on mountain slope failures after the earquake, and the grasp of suspecetible places in mountain slopes by means of aerial magnetic exploration are presented. Also, the verifcaton results conducted in the Phonenix project for land conservaton are added.Since we learned from the slope failres during the earthquake, seismic resistance methods for land conservaton in the Rokko area were verified.A new method, Ropenet-Rock bolt method, was developed using a new technology as well. The results are presented in this paper.

Venue

Shinsho Hall at the Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)

Date and Time

AM (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10040

Name of Organization

Kinki Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation

Title

Symposium on the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

Report

Tel.

+81-6-6942-4090

Fax

+81-6-6942-7463

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.kkr.mlit.go.jp/

Need for
Pre-registration

Need
FAX: +81-6-6941-0174
TEL: +81-6-6910-5953
e-mail [email protected]
[email protected]

Abstract

The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake drastically damaged a great number of lives and properties as well as infrastructure such as rivers, roads and harbors, which led to a serious stagnation of the socioeonomic activities. As part of the UN Conference on Disaster Reduction, Kinki Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, which experienced the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, will hold a symposium for those involved in infrastructure in national and local public agencies nationwide and those in the field of construction, with the view to passing on the experiences and lessons of emergency response and recovery in hope of enhancing disaster reduction functions and raising awareness of crisis management.

Venue

Room 301 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

All Day (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10041

Name of Organization

Flat Glass Manufacturers Association of Japan

Title

Sustainable glass system to protect people in natural disasters

Report

Tel.

+81-3-5610-0147

Fax

+81-3-5610-0150

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.asahiglassplaza.net

Abstract

Asahi Glass, as a leader of glass manufactures, would like to report our studies of those accidents caused by broken glass and we like to introduce sustainable glass system to protect people from natural disaster. (Covered items) Study of injuries caused by broken glass
Report of broken glass in Kobe earthquake Current status of Glass/Window for disaster reduction in Japan
Current status of Glass/Window for disaster reduction in abroad Sustainable glass system for disaster reduction

Venue

1st. and 2nd. Conference Room at the Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)

Date and Time

PM (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10042

Name of Organization

Kinki Regional Agricultural Administration Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF), Hyogo Prefecture, National association of Disaster Prevention Project for Irrigation Pond, MIDORI Network Hyogo, Hyogo Prefecture association of Disaster Prevention Project for Irrigation Pond

Title

Symposium on Disaster Prevention for Irrigation Ponds

Report

Tel.

+81-75-451-9161-2574

Fax

+81-75-417-2090

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.kinki.maff.go.jp/

Need for
Pre-registration

Need
FAX: +81-78-341-0507
TEL: +81-78-341-0500

Abstract

There are about 210,000 irrigation ponds nationwide, which are used not only for the purpose of irrigation, but also for providing places for relaxation and recreation with the local community. It is important to preserve such irrigation ponds considered as the local property.  However, heavy rainfalls have frequently occured everywhere in recent years.  For example, the Typhoon #23 and Niigata Tyuetsu Earthquake gave us a great amount of damages this year.  Thus, irrigation ponds are more likely to be exposed to such a huge disaster.  Furthermore, it has been 10 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake happened.  We will hold the symposium based on the theme of "Disaster Prevention of Irrigation Ponds", in order to propel actions for preventing disasters related to irrigation ponds, through the lessons learned from such a huge disaster.

Venue

Room 401/402 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10044

Name of Organization

Independent Administrative Institution Port and Airport Research Institute
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Ports and Harbors Bureau

Title

International Symposium on Tsunami Disaster Mitigation in Future

Report

Tel.

+81-46-844-5052

Fax

+81-46-844-1274

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.pari.go.jp/

Abstract

Tsunamis have often caused serious damage over wide areas along coasts. Disaster prevention from destructive tsunamis has, however, not been necessarily attained, because of attack of a larger tsunami than estimated one in advance , lack of disaster awareness on infrequent phenomena and so on. To prevent and mitigate tsunami disasters, we have to take integrated structural and non-structural measures, considering characteristics of a local coastal area. Against huge tsunamis especially, evacuation is the most essential and important measure, and the structural measures such as seawalls and breakwaters can support it. Construction of the integrated measures against the large tsunamis needs quantitative grasp of protection ability of the structural measures, estimation of damage behind the structures as well as the tsunami information like tsunami height. In this symposium, the state-of-arts of tsunami numerical models and hydraulic experiments to estimate the tsunamis themselves and their damage, and tsunami disaster mitigation measures such as tsunami communication network are presented by researchers and engineers in the world, and the tsunami disaster mitigation technologies in future are discussed.

Venue

Room 501 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Tuesday) 18 January

 

Reg. No.

10045

Name of Organization

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT), Infrastructure Development Institute (IDI)

Title

2nd General Meeting of IFNet

Report

Tel.

+81-3-5253-8444

Fax

+81-3-5253-1602

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.internationalfloodnetwork.org/index_e.html

Abstract

International Flood Network (IFNet) has been established at the 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto to reduce the loss of life and damage caused by flood, and to promote policies and practices which can break the vicious circle of poverty and environmental degradation and lead to a safe and sustainable future. IFNet provides a framework within which all who work in flood management and scientists can exchange information and seek partnerships to improve the effectiveness of their work At this 2nd General Meeting of IFNet, the annual action report, reports by participants on projects and other activities of relevance to the objectives of IFNet, future action programme will be on agenda.

Venue

Room 401/402 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

10046

Name of Organization

Joint Network of Researchers in Cultural Heritage Disaster Mitigation

Title

Symposium on Cultural Heritage Disaster Mitigation

Report

Tel.

+81-77-561-2737

Fax

+81-77-561-2667

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/se/rv/coe/

Abstract

The role of cultural heritage is immeasurably important in human lives and societies. However, invaluable treasures have been damaged or lost due to natural disasters such as earthquakes and associated fires, floods, ground deformations, etc. Unhappily, there are very few studies and countermeasures focused on disaster prevention for historical cities, although scientists and engineers have systematically developed tools to preserve lives, cities, buildings and individual facilities from often inevitable natural, hazardous phenomena. It is the responsibility of those who live in the 21st century to protect culturally important cities from natural disasters and to preserve these cultural assets for future generations as the tangible manifestations of human knowledge. To support this endeavor, a symposium is planed to joint researchers and associations inside and outside of Japan. Not only the researchers of natural science and engineering, but also cultural science and social science attend the Joint Network of Researchers in Cultural Heritage Disaster Mitigation. Topics are related to the natural disaster mitigation in historical city, the history of the natural disasters which suffered cultural heritages
and restoration of the cultural heritages after the natural disasters.

Venue

Room 401/402 at International Conference Center Kobe
Room 502 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

AM (Wendnesday) 19 January
All Day (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10047

Name of Organization

Crisis management research ommittee KOBE SAFETY NET COUNCIL

Title

Kobe safety network crisis-management research seminar

Report

Tel.

+81-78-322-6238

Fax

+81-78-322-6031

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.kobe-anzen.net/

Abstract

 

Venue

Room 501 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10048

Name of Organization

Hyogo Emergency Medical Center /JICA HYOGO/Humanitarian Medical Assistance(HuMA)

Title

Cooperation in Disaster Medicine

Report

Tel.

+81-78-241-3131

Fax

+81-78-241-2772

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.hemc.jp/

Abstract

The aim of this symposium is to promote the understanding of both speakers and audiences through the presentation and discussions on international cooperation in disaster and disaster medicine. Some presentations will be about the current situation of disaster related issues in Latin America by the participants from 11 nations who will attend the training courses provided by JICA HYOGO and Hyogo Emergency Medical Center, and others will be focused on the cooperation of disaster medicine and disaster medical management by Japanese GOs or NGOs such as HuMA.

Venue

Room 501 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

10049

Name of Organization

Citizens towards Overseas Disaster Emergency

Title

10 years after KOBE quake and civil society

Report

Tel.

+81-78-574-7744

Fax

+81-78-576-3693

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.code-jp.org/

Abstract

Kobe, a typical urban city, has been 10years after the Great-Awaji Earthquake. The process of 10 years’ reconstruction was the microcosm of aged multi-cultural society.   We need to take a countermeasure of extensive subject not only simple ideas but also complex problems.  There are many influenced policies which came up with various knowledge of voluntary activities.   We would like to think how to make Civil Society which can feel safety and peace as a global citizen in the symposium.   We will report “citizen’s venification of the Earthquake for ten years, the output of  “the International People’s Forum on Disaster Prevention” wich will be held in December 2004, “Citizen’s Verification of the Earthquake for 10 years, and the experience of CODE activities.

Venue

Room 501 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10050

Name of Organization

Executive Committee for Kobe Forum on Harmonious Multi-religious City

Title

Kobe Forum on Harmonious Multi-religious City -Where the Gate of Gods is Open-

Report

Tel.

+81-78-333-7052

Fax

+81-78-391-3930

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

1. Study tour of various religious institutions around Kitano Area with volunteer guides. 2. Symposium on local communities in case of earthquake by leading Japanese intellectuals and foreign residents in Kobe. 3. Free discussion and a welcome party for participants in the symposium. 4. Theatrical evening "Cross-cultural Harmony and Hope for Reconstruction"-Kyogen play and Musical show by former OSK Revue stars at the Shin-Kobe Oriental Theater.

Venue

Netherland Center

Date and Time

PM (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10051

Name of Organization

Kwansei Gakuin University

Title

A Perspective On Disaster Relief : From Nagata, Kobe to the World

Report

Tel.

+81-798-54-6104

Fax

+81-798-54-6905

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.kwansei.ac.jp

Abstract

 Why do we rush to the disaster-stricken area?  Because the sufferers are in need of help?  Is that really so?  If their lives are in danger,  what matters is the rescue and transportation system.  If they need financial assistance , what matters is fund raising campaign and adequate financial support from the government.  Certainly, diaster relief volunteers can help the sufferers. But the best they can do , we feel, is to communicate a message to the sufferers that, despite the disaster and suffering, this society is not all that bad and is still worth living in. In this symposium, we would like to focus on the experienses of Kobe's  Nagata ward which counted the largest death toll in the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake ten years ago, and to discuss why so many inhabitants perished in the flames, why so many survivors cannot come back to the town, and whether the message from the volunteers reached the people in the disaster-stricken area.  Most of the ploblems of disaster relief in the world today are condensed in the Nagata's experiences since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. 

Venue

Room 501 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Tuesday) 18 January

 

Reg. No.

10052

Name of Organization

Executive committee of Community disaster prevention symposium in Kobe

Title

Community disaster prevention symposium in Kobe

Report

Tel.

+81-78-322-6487

Fax

+81-78-322-6031

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

 

Venue

Main Hall at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Tuesday) 18 January

 

Reg. No.

10053

Name of Organization

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA)

Title

Asian Work Shop on Satellite Technology Data Utilization for Disaster Monitoring

Report

Tel.

+81-3-6221-9004

Fax

+81-3-6221-9191

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

Every year, there are many victims of natural disasters globally. Space technology, including data from earth-observation satellites, has been used for monitoring and identification of disaster information. Space satellite systems are not influenced directly by a disaster, and thus can be stable and highly reliable for disaster management, information gathering and communication.
Space technologies, such as earth-observation satellites, meteorological satellites, communication satellites and global navigation satellite systems, can be an integral part of disaster management activities in many Asian countries.
We can expect that capabilities and demands for space technologies in Asian countries will increase. However, utilization of satellite technology is still evolving, and in order to operate and apply space technology in disaster management in Asian countries, we should discuss a streamlined procedure and utilization framework. This workshop will be an opportunity to discuss the long-term partnerships that will apply and promote the use of space technology for disaster monitoring in Asian countries.

Venue

Shinsho Hall at the Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)

Date and Time

All Day (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10054

Name of Organization

Special board of inquiry on inheriting the lessons of past disasters

Title

How to Inherit Experiences and Lessons of Past Disasters

Report

Tel.

+81-3-5253-2111

Fax

+81-3-3597-9091

E-mail

 

URL

http://www.bousai.go.jp/jishin/chubou/kyoukun/index.htm

Need for
Pre-registration

Need
TEL: +81-3-3501-6996
e-mail [email protected]

Abstract

We hold this symposium to inquire into the past disasters of Japanese Islands scientifically, to find the living lessons from the stricken areas, and discuss how to pass lessons down from generation to generation to make resilient community against coming disasters. “Topic Presentation”: The leading experts introduce the results of their investigation in each field, and presents problems. “Panel Discussion”: Panelists discuss how to inherit experiences and lessons of past disasters to make resilient community.

Venue

Room 502 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

10055

Name of Organization

Urban Disaster Prevention Organization

Title

DCP;District Continuity Plan

Report

Tel.

+81-3-3287-5353

Fax

+81-3-3211-7675

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

World-class economic and cultural functions are concentrated in the area of Otemachi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho and Uchisaiwaicho, that include Tokyo Station, Yurakusho Station, Imperial Palace, Kasumigaseki and Nagatacho.  Rebuilding (update of the town) of twenty-some buildings such as Maru Building is on progress. Bringing urban development with disaster reduction, business of disaster reduction, corporations' contribution to the society and terrorism measures into view, a lively and meaningful discussion will be held to seek corporations' future disaster reduction measures through activity reports and study presentations of various agencies and organizations. 

Venue

Room 3B at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

All  Day (Friday) 21 January

 

Reg. No.

10056

Name of Organization

WATAROOKAI

Title

10th Anniversary Symposium in Kobe

Report

Tel.

+81-78-575-0561

Fax

+81-78-578-3956

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

 

Venue

Room 3A at Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Date and Time

PM (Tuesday) 18 January

 

Reg. No.

10057

Name of Organization

Hyogo-prefectural Council of Social Welfare,
Hyogo Voluntary Plaza

Title

Message from Kobe -Expertise in Question-
(tentative title)

Report

Tel.

+81-78-360-8845

Fax

+81-78-360-8848

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.hyogo-vplaza.jp/

Abstract

 

Venue

1) Shinsho Hall
2) 1st, 2nd. and 3rd. Conference room
   Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Date and Time

1)  All Day (Wednesday) 19 January
2)PM  (Wednesday) 19 January

 

Reg. No.

10058

Name of Organization

Hyogo Architect Building Asociation

Title

Kaihara Toshitami Earthquake Memorial Seminar

Report

Tel.

+81-78-996-2851

Fax

+81-78-996-2852  

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

 

Venue

Hotel Gaufres

Date and Time

PM (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10065

Name of Organization

The Kobe Shimbum

Title

The citizens school of Emergency Medical Technicianns

Report

Tel.

+81-78-362-7010

Fax

+81-78-360-5514

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

The main objective of "Disaster Reduction" is "Life protection" The best way to protect life is sharing information and skill about "Emergency Medical Technicians  by a citizen" The United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction will help to raise awareness on disaster Reduction by the world level For that awareness we discuss about "Emergency Medical Technicians by a citizen", and that meaning and activities will be presented for disaster reduction.

Venue

Matsukata Hall at the Kobe shimbunsha

Date and Time

PM (Thursday) 20 January

 

Reg. No.

10066

Name of Organization

Disaster Reduction and Information Forum Executive Committee

Title

Disaster Reduction and Information Forum “ Is Information Capable of Saving People?”

Report

Tel.

+81-78-362-7010

Fax

+81-78-360-5514

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

 

Abstract

Large-scale disasters such as a massive earthquake suddenly hit people.  In many cases, people will be put in the middle of confusion, being unable to take right actions.   Government bodies will not be able to grasp a full picture of the situation because of difficulty in collecting information.   Since they will be unable to take reasonable measures, emergency efforts will also be thrown into extreme confusion.  At the same time, there could be danger of second disaster occurrence in case of large-scale disasters. 
In this symposium, topics such as how information collection should be done in the event of emergency, how this collected information should effectively be utilized, the effective contents and methods of information dissemination to the victims, etc., will be discussed from the viewpoint of “what is the information that decreases damage?” and “what kind of function can information serve in case of emergency?”  Building on the experience of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, it will also examine if the lessons learned from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake were utilized for Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake and flood damage caused by Typhoon Tokage.

Venue

 Shinsho Hall at the Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)

Date and Time

AM (Saturday) 22 January

 

Reg. No.

10067

Name of Organization

Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Title

Making Japanese experience in replicable anti-disaster work

Tel.

+81-3-5218-3585

Fax

+81-3-5218-3969

E-mail

[email protected]

URL

http://www.jbic.go.jp  

Abstract

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is conducting high-quality cooperation for the developing countries’ anti-disaster measures through Yen (ODA) Loan and shares a half of Japan’s ODA for disaster reduction in terms of amount.  In addition to the support for the infrastructure project, JBIC also promoted knowledge assistance by making good use of the experience and knowledge of Japanese municipalities. For instance, on the occasion of devastating earthquake of Turkey in 1999, JBIC assisted the reinforcement of the disaster management system in partnership with Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, which had experienced the Great Hanshin Earthquake.  In this symposium, JBIC presents some ODA Projects which made good use of domestic knowhow of disaster with the participation of Japanese and recipient countries’ municipalities and experts as the panelists.

Venue

Room 301 at International Conference Center Kobe

Date and Time

PM (Tuesday) 18 January

 


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