The Science Council of Japan (SCJ) co-organized the Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

News Date: 17 Feb 2015

The Conference, focusing on a new science and technology to consolidate disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, took place at the University of Tokyo, 14 - 16 January 2015.

Discussions focused on how to mobilize existing networks of scientific and research  institutions at national, regional and international levels and how to support national platforms to practice evidence-based disaster risk reduction. Organizing partners included the UNISDR and IRRD and the University of Tokyo.

The Tokyo Statement - 'Towards a new science and technology to consolidate disaster risk reduction and sustainable development' has been drafted for adoption. Visit the Conference website for more details and a link to the presentations and photo gallery.

Takashi Onishi, President, Science Council of Japan (SCJ) presented the Tokyo Action Agenda which was adopted at the January 2015 Tokyo conference on disaster risk reduction - Watch the video on 'Applying Science and Technology to Disaster Risk Reduction Decision-making' summarizing the events in Tokyo, Japan, on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtdzaXPlG7U

The Conference was organized in the run-up to the 3rd UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction scheduled to place from 14-18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan.