Tokyo Conference

Welcome

Welcome to the upcoming Conference of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change and Adaptation Research on 15 November 2011 at UNU-ISP Tokyo, Japan. This years focus is on Disaster Risk Management and Sustainability, and will have speakers from leading universities and affiliate organizations in Asia. Read more...

Features

The main focus of the Conference is to discuss risk reduction and recovery challenges from catastrophic disasters. Countries that experienced such catastrophic disasters as the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake would have many experiences and lessons to share. Search for a sustainable disaster risk management model is a very relevant concern for us given that natural disasters have devastated an increasing number of regions, destroyed investments and set back progress in development.

Prominent researchers from Ibaraki University, Gadjah Mada University, Chulalongkorn University and University of Engineering and Technology Lahore Pakistan will share their experience on disaster response and management on mega disasters in the region during the past decade. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion on sustainable disaster risk management moderated by Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi. Read more...

Key Speakers

Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Vice Rector at UNU

Opening Remarks on Disaster Risk Management and Sustainability
Nobuo Mimura
Director at Ibaraki University

Responses to the East Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Sucharit Koontanakulvong
Professor at Chulalongkorn U.

Thailand Flood 2011: Causes and Future Scenario
Ir Tumiran
Dean at Gadjah Mada University

Experiences during Merapi volcano eruption in 2010
Nihal Rupasinghe
Chairman of Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau

Post Tsunami Recovery Issues and Challenges in Sri Lanka
Srikantha Herath
Academic Officer at UNU-ISP

Sustainable Disaster Risk Management and the Role of Higher Education