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Government of Japan/World Bank Joint Research Project: Learning from Megadisasters

A Program of Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Exchange

Friday, October 14th, 2011

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Field Visit, Technical Meetings, and High-level Workshop

The Great East Japan Earthquake has many implications for disaster management, along which there has been an increasing expectation in the world for global knowledge exchange and knowledge sharing (KE/KS) of these lessons. Following the March 11, 2011 disaster in Japan, the Government of Japan and the World Bank have been jointly developing a collaborative framework on disaster risk management. The objective of this collaboration is to capture the lessons learnt from the megadisasters in Japan to be shared with the rest of the world. The three-day event organized during October 5-7, 2011, comprised of a field visit to the Tohoku region, technical meetings (technical discussions on thematic matters), and a launch high-level workshop.

The technical meeting and the workshop were conducted at TDLC, and TDLC will continue to function as primary platform to deliver KE/KS activities during this project.

You can visit The World Bank Tokyo Office website for further information of the technical meeting and the high-level workshop.

This news item is about the program: Learning from Megadisasters

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