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October 23 (Wednesday) – October 24 (Thursday) 2024

High School Students Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2024 in Kumamoto

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Kumamoto's Lessons for the World and for the Future Kumamoto's Lessons for the World and for the Future
Learn about life-saving measures and creative reconstruction in Kumamoto, which has experienced large-scale natural hazards such as earthquakes and torrential rains.
The resolution to designate November 5 as World Tsunami Awareness Day was proposed by Japan and adopted by consensus at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2015.
Since 2016, the High School Students Summit has been held in Kochi Prefecture, Okinawa Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture, Hokkaido and Niigata Prefecture respectively. Each summit served as a platform for high school students around the globe to learn about and discuss the threat of tsunamis and life-saving measures that can be taken in the event of a tsunami, as well as to deepen mutual understanding through interaction and the exchange of idea.
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Name of the Event High School Students Summit on “World Tsunami Awareness Day” 2024 in Kumamoto
Period October 23 (Wednesday) – October 24 (Thursday) 2024
Outline of the event Kumamoto has recently experienced large-scale natural hazards, such as the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes and The Heavy Rain Event on July 2020. The High School Student Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2024 in Kumamoto will be held with the aim of mitigating the damage caused by natural hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis, developing future leaders who will take action toward national resilience, and further deepening the ties between countries all over the world.
Venue Kumamoto-Jo Hall (3-40, Sakuramachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city)
Organizers Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto City Board of Education
Co-organizers United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Kobe Office
Participants Approximately 500 students
Expected participants from overseas: Approximately 250 participants
Expected domestic participants: Approximately 250 participants
Language English
Schedule
Day1 Day2
Workshops
(Presentations and Discussions)
Commemorative Tree Planting Ceremony
Opening Ceremony General Meeting,
Closing Ceremony
Workshop
(Discussion and Summarization)
Reception
Theme and Workshops [General Theme]
“Lessons from Kumamoto for the World and the Future”
Learn about life-saving measures and creative reconstruction in Kumamoto, which has experienced large-scale natural hazards such as earthquakes and torrential rains.
[Goals of the Workshops]

  • “Disaster prevention” through self-help and mutual assistance
    Disasters can happen anywhere. It is important to understand local disaster risks, make preparations on a daily basis, and consider what actions are necessary to save lives.
  • “Disaster risk reduction” in harmony with nature
    While nature brings various benefits to people’s lives, natural hazards also cause numerous disasters. It is important to consider how to avoid and mitigate damage while protecting nature.
  • “Creative reconstruction” based on lessons learned from major disasters
    It is important to aim for “creative reconstruction” that can lead to building back better from disasters and future development, rather than simply restoring things to the way they were originally.
Supporting Organizations National Resilience Promotion Headquarters, Director General for Disaster Management, Cabinet Office of Japan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan, Japan Meteorological Agency, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
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Secretariat, High School Students Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2024 in Kumamoto:
(World Tsunami Awareness Day Summit Promotion Group, Disaster and Crisis Management Administration Division, Office of the Governor, Kumamoto Prefectural Government)
〒862-8570
6-18-1, Suizenji, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture
TEL:096-333-2812