• Learn with the World!
  • Conference For the People!
  • 2015.03.14-17 SENDAI

Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for Civil Society

The Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for Civil Society is the biggest civil society event in the thematic pavilion of “Civil Society Collaboration and DRR” as part of the public forum of the WCDRR.

There will be a total of 9 sessions (3 sessions per day) between 14th and 16th March, with an expected attendance of over 2000 participants from around the world.

The main event will take place on 17th March, consisting of the main symposium and entertainment such as traditional art performances from the disaster-affected Tohoku region in north-eastern Japan.

Japanese and international guest speakers (Japanese- English Interpretation available) will share lessons learnt, experiences and expertise from across the world.

Join us this March in Sendai and be a part of the Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for Civil Society!

Date | 日程

14 March 2015 (Sat) ~ 17 March 2015 (Tue)

Program | プログラム

Main Event | メインイベント


Learn with the World
Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction For the People!

Date:17 March 2015 (Tuesday) Opening of Doors: 12:15 / Start: 13:00 / End: 16:30
Venue:Main Hall, Tokyo Electon Hall Miyagi
  • International Dialogue
    Post Hyogo Framework for Action and the Future of Civil Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Main Symposium
    20 Years from the Beginning of Volunteerism ~Resilience of the Region and People~
  • Speeches Youth Beyond Disaster (Young People from Tohoku)
  • Global Pledge for Civil Disaster Risk Reduction (Temporary title)

From Tohoku to the World

  • Traditional Japanese Drums: Date no Kurofune Daiko (Local tradition of Ogatsu town in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture)
  • Dance: Usuzawa Shishi Dance (Local tradition of Ogatsu Town in Iwate Prefecture)
  • Choir/Video/Dance: Art Inclusion (Group from Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture)


Speakers | 登壇者


Makiko Ishikawa

Former NTV Broadcaster, born in Sendai


Akiko Domoto

Co-Chair of JCC2015
Representative of Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (JWNDRR)
Former Mayor of Chiba Prefecture


Lisa Orloff

Representative of American NPO World Cares Center (WCC)