UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: Public ForumWhole-Community Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction that Includes Persons with Disabilities
Persons with disabilities, children, the elderly, and women can be especially vulnerable in times of disaster, and have a variety of needs. This was demonstrated by the fact that the percentage of people with disabilities who died or were injured as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake was higher than for the region’s general population.
This public forum will discuss inclusive disaster preparedness from 2015, looking at how to meet a diverse variety of needs, including those of disabled persons, in disaster planning, drills, and life in evacuation centers, as well as ways in which persons with disabilities can contribute to these efforts, and the importance of taking a whole-community approach.
|Time||March 17, 2015 (Tuesday) 9:30 – 15:30|
|Location||Hall B, 21F, AER (TKP Garden City Sendai) (1-3-1 AER 21F, Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, 980-6121)|
|Organizers||The Nippon Foundation, City of Sendai, Sendai City Welfare Association for the Disabled, Tohoku Fukushi University, Sendai Initiative Group for Reducing the Impact of Disaster on Persons with Disabilities|
|Sponsors||Oita Prefecture Social Welfare Council, Institute of Human Diversity Japan, Kiguchi Foundation, Japan Disability Forum (JDF)|
|To Apply||Please mail, fax, or e-mail the Application Form（PDF/520KB） by March 10.|
|9:30-9:50||Yohei Sasakawa (Chairman, The Nippon Foundation)
Miyato Takahashi (Director General, Public Health and Welfare Bureau, City of Sendai)
|9:50-12:00||Panel Discussion I “Proposal for Disaster-Prepared Community Building from the Perspectives of Persons with Disabilities”
|12:00-13:00||Lunch (a light meal will be provided)|
|13:00-15:00||Panel Discussion II “Community-Wide Efforts to Achieve Inclusive DRR”
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