Japan

UNITWIN Network on emergency preparedness and responses (704), established in 2005 at Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan).

Fields/Disciplines

Disaster Assessment, Information and Communication Systems, Public, Health and Marine and Coastal Water Management.

Disciplines: Information technology, oceanography, health, environmental science and engineering.

Objectives

  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of Emergency Preparedness and responses ;
  • Provide advice and expertise to assist all countries, particularly the least developed, in:
  • Establishing university outreach aimed at public awareness by promoting the engagement of the media, sustained public education campaigns and public consultation;
  • Facilitating links between parties in the area of emergency preparedness and responses including local, regional and national government agencies, civic groups and humanitarian organizations;
  • Helping members of the Network to promote community development and capacity building in emergency preparedness and response through education and training with traditional curricula, distance learning and ‘hands on’ training;
  • Developing methods of research programmes which aim specifically at identifying, assessing and monitoring risks and vulnerabilities through an inter-disciplinary and cross-sectoral approach;
  • Enhancing opportunities to develop sub-regional and regional cooperation networks based at the coordinating institution in emergency preparedness and responses;
  • Enabling Network members to convene a core committee of professors and administrators from the participating universities to further develop the substantive and procedural agenda.

Host Institution

Membership

  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (Thailand)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (USA)

Documents

Progress Report 2009-2010 (short version)

Progress report 2007-2008 (short version)

Progress Report 2006 (short version)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, UNESCO Office Beijing.


Contact

Prof. Toshio Obi, Waseda University, Institute of e-Government
International coordinator
E-Mail address -
obi.waseda(at)waseda.jp
Work Phone - 81337077332/81352868032
Fax - 81352868032
Street
- 29-7 Waseda,1-3-10 Nishiwaseda,Shinjuku
City - Tokyo
Postal Code
- 169-0051
Country - Japan

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