Activities/Initiatives / 活動・イニシアティブ

Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction

The UNISDR Hyogo Office engages in the following tasks and activities to support international efforts for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and implementation of the "Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters (HFA)":

(Photo: courtesy of Kyoto University and Saijo City)

1. In coordination with the UNISDR Asia and Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok, coordinating and catalyzing DRR cooperation and building partnerships on DRR with and among countries including Japan in Asia.

2. Promoting collaboration on DRR with institutions based in Japan such as Japanese government agencies, academic and research institutions, international cooperation agencies working on DRR. Through ISDR system partnership framework, facilitating their contribution to global and regional efforts on DRR by linking their experiences, technology and innovative initiatives to other countries and regions needs.

3. Promoting and strengthening information sharing and partnership with ISDR system partners, thematic initiatives, UN agencies, international DRR organizations and research institutions based in Japan to develop collaborative activities and programmes.

4. In collaboration with the UNISDR Asia Pacific Office (in Bangkok), strengthening DRR networks and partnerships in Asia, raising public awareness on DRR and building a culture of safety and resilience.

5. Contributing to global advocacy on DRR as well as capacity development for disaster risk reduction in Asian in collaboration and partnership with international DRR organizations gathered in Kobe where UNISDR Hyogo Office is located.



DRI-East 5F
1-5-2 Wakinohama-Kaigan-dori
Hyogo 651-0073
Kobe-City, Japan

Phone: +81-(0)78-262-5550
Fax: +81-(0)78-262-5554

This is sub-regional office of Asia and Pacific.

Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific.