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Mar. 17th(Tue)Sendai

Main Event “The Global Conference on DRR for Civil Society (CSC)”

2015.03.17 13:00 - 16:30
Japanese (English)

”Learn with the World. DRR as Global Citizens!”

The final event of The Global Conference of DRR for Civil Society (CSC) has many programs, such as International Dialogue, Main Symposium, Speeches and Performances. Come and join us!

MC  ISHIKAWA Makiko(Former Announcer at Nippon Television Network(NTV)

13:00:Performance “伊達の黒船太鼓”
13:50:International Dialogue
14:20:Performance “臼澤鹿子踊”
14:40:Main Symposium
16:00:Performance “アート・インクルージョン”
16:15:Speech from Tohoku Youth
16:25:Declaration for DRR as Global Citizens

International Dialogue
“Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Future of Civil Society DRR”

At the 3rd UN WCDRR, the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, after the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), will be decided. With increasing disaster risks around the world, there is a need to utilize civil society more effectively, instead of relying only on national and local governments. Representatives of official NGO organizing partners of the WCDRR will be delivering their messages and sharing their experiences in this session.

  Marcus Oxley  Executive Director, Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction
  Manu Gupta  Chairperson, Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN)
  DOMOTO Akiko  Co-Director of JCC2015 / Representative of JAPAN Women’s Network For Disaster Risk Reduction / Former Mayor of Chiba Prefecture

Main Symposium  “20 Years from the Beginning of Volunteerism; Resilience of the Community and People”
20 years have passed since the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake (Kobe, 1995). Since then, disaster volunteering has shifted from “mutual assistance” among local residents, neighbourhood association organizations and fire brigade teams, to a civil society based disaster risk reduction system. A similar trend can be seen in the USA where efforts have been made to integrate conventional “mutual assistance” with new volunteering mechanisms. Furthermore, in developing countries where poverty remains a daily concern, even small-scale disasters inflict severe damage. In these regions, a different type of “mutual assistance” from developed countries is needed. Let us think about how each resident can contribute to disaster risk reduction by looking at case studies from around the world.

  HORI Jun  Journalist / President; 8bitNews

  Naseem Shaikh  Facilitator Swayam Shikshan Prayog, India / Co-Facilitator, Asian Region, Huairou Commission
  Raphael Obonyo  External Advisor of UNISDR’s Africa Youth Affairs / UN Habitat’s Youth Advisory Board
  Lisa Orloff  Founder and Executive Director, World Cares Center
  OTUSKA Mamiko  Section Head, Niigata Kashiwazaki Social Welfare Council
  YAMAMOTO Takashi  President, PEACE BOAT Disaster Volunteer Center

Performances  “From Tohoku to the World”
・Date no Kurofune Daiko (Traditional Japanese Drums)
A local tradition of Ogatsu town in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. The performance “Date no Kurofune” refers to the “San Juan Bautista Ship” that departed from Tsukinoura Port of Ishinomaki approximately 400 years ago, as part of the Keicho Embassy Mission to visit various ports of call in Europe, with the vision of building diplomatic ties with other countries. It was named after Ogatsu town, where it was constructed. The devastating tsunami that struck Tohoku area on 11 March 2011 washed away the musical instruments, costumes and even the training hall. Nevertheless, the members of the Date no Kurofune Daiko Preservation group reunited and continued to support its activities through various forms. This traditional art form is still being passed on today.

・Usuzawa Shishiodori (Traditional Japanese Dance)
Usuzawa Shishiodori Dance originated from Boshu in Chiba Prefecture, through the people involved in the trade of marine products during the Edo period more than 400 years ago. The dance has about 43 variations, including dances modeled after the lives of men and wild deer, and the worshipping of gods. The characteristics include the vigorous swinging of thinly shaved slabs of wood. Feel the long tradition of Otsuchi town that overcame the disaster.

・Art Inclusion(Group Singing, Movie, Dance)
Art Inclusion is a barrier free art project where anyone can take part, regardless of knowledge and skills of art, nationality, gender, age or physical abilities. It has developed a wide range of performances in Sendai city with the help of local citizens, including performances based in temporary housing. This time, Art Inclusion will be performing with video clips, looking back at the disaster while looking ahead into the future, together with other groups that participated on the streets performances in April 2011 when they first started.

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