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


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

The World Bosai Forum /IDRC 2017 in Sendai will be held in November, 2017

November 01, 2016

IDRC 2016 in Davos (August 31, 2016)IDRC 2016 in Davos (August 31, 2016)

At the International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) organized by the Global Risk Forum (GRF) Davos, which is held biannually in Davos, Switzerland, it was announced that the World Bosai Forum/IDRC 2017 in Sendai, Japan will be held in November next year.

The Sendai conference will be hosted by Tohoku University and Sendai City in cooperation with GRF. The conference will discuss how to promote the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, which was adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in 2015.

Yukimoto Ito, Vice Mayor of Sendai, and Yuichi Ono, Professor at the Tohoku University International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) attended the closing session of the IDRC on August 31. Vice Mayor Ito invited attendees to join the Sendai conference, saying, “please consider coming to Sendai to participate in the forum and I hope you will take the opportunity while there to visit and see firsthand the various reconstruction, disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction efforts taking place in Sendai and the surrounding region. I also hope you can experience the wonders of Tohoku as well.”

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