SENDAI -Towards a Disaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City


SENDAI -Towards a Disaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City

Accepting overseas’ disaster prevention related trainings.

May 22, 2017


総合防災行政研修での旧荒浜小学校視察Comprehensive disaster-preparedness training at Arahama Elementary School
Participants from 11 countries across South America and Oceania
(Organized by JICA , August 2016)

アフガニスタン防災関係者招聘事業での質疑応答Afghanistan disaster prevention affiliates invited enterprises Q and A
(Organized by JCC-DRR, November 2016)

ジェンダーと多様性からの災害リスク削減研修でのワークショップGender and Diversity in Disaster Risk Reduction
Participants from 6 countries across Asia and South America
(Organized by JICA, December 2016)

The concept “Build Back Better” is one of the important priory actions shown in the “Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030” that was adopted at the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2015. This is the mindset that in the steps towards recovery from a natural disaster we shouldn’t just return things back to the same previous state but should instead build back in better quality in preparation for the next disaster that may occur.

More than 100 participants from 10 foreign countries visited “Sendai” the adopted area of the “Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030” in FY2016 for purpose of learning the ”Build Back Better” concept. The themes of the research of which participants digressed on were recovery, disaster prevention, leadership among women, cooperation between citizens, not just with the state but from citizens from different backgrounds who gave their lectures on “independent citizens and regional disaster prevention.”

Many of the trainees had come from countries that like Japan have a lot of natural disasters. Legislations or planning towards disaster prevention are insufficient and also regional disaster responses are also vulnerable depending on countries. Therefore, our disaster experiences and efforts towards disaster prevention become good examples for them. By continuing to accept trainees, the City of Sendai is contributing to the worlds’ resources on disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction.

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