• Date:17th March (Tuesday)
    Opening of Doors: 12:15 / Start: 13:00 / End: 16:30
  • Venue:Main Hall, Tokyo Electon Hall Miyagi
  • Max. Capacity:1,000 People (Estimated Number of 300 foreign participants)
  • Participation Fee:Free of Charge
  • Organizers:Executive Committee for Sustainable and Disaster Resilient Community Development / Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NGO Study Group)
  • Planning and Management:Japan CSO Coalition for 2015 WCDRR
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International DialoguePost Hyogo Framework for Action and the Future of Civil Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Akiko Domoto (Co-Chair of JCC2015, Representative of Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction, Former Mayor of Chiba Prefecture)[Profile]
  • President of Global Network for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
  • President of Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Network (ADRRN)
Akiko Domoto

Main Symposium20 Years from the Beginning of Volunteerism ~Resilience of the Region and People~

  • Moderator: Jun Hori (Journalist)
  • Takashi Yamamoto (Director of Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre)[Profile]
  • Lisa Orloff (Representative of American NPO World Cares Center (WCC))[Profile]
  • Raphael Obonyo (Kenya)
  • 1 Japanese Guest Speaker (Social Welfare Council) *Not finalized
  • 1 Foreign Guest Speaker from Huairou Commission *Not finalized
Lisa Orloff (Representative of American NPO World Cares Center (WCC))

Performances 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)
Date no Kurofune Daiko


  • Youth Beyond Disasters (Young People from Tohoku)

PresentationGlobal Pledge for Civil Disaster Risk Reduction (Temporary title)

Lobby Exhibition

  • United Nations International Campaign “Road to Sendai”
  • Booklet Booths for “10 Lessons from Fukushima” etc.

※We are working towards providing sign language interpreters or summary scribers at the venue, although this is yet to be confirmed.
※The program is subject to change in case of any scheduling issues or other unforeseen circumstances.

Master of Ceremonies:Makiko Ishikawa

Former NTV Broadcaster, born in Sendai