SeRV (Shinnyo-en Relief Volunteers) is a Shinnyo-en volunteer organization formed in 1995 to aid in disaster relief efforts. Shinnyo-en facilities that function as SeRV bases have emergency supplies of food, blankets, and supplies permanently stocked. Government agreements also allow Shinnyo-en to shelter people displaced by natural disasters.
In most disasters, capital inherent in the community is not mobilized effectively in disaster response and recovery processes. This session looks at some possibilities of enhancing and strengthening community’s social capital with case studies of Japan, the Philippines and Myanmar.
Creating relations with casual acquaintances during peace times is crucial in reducing the extent of damage and loss of lives during a disaster. This session will report on the activities on the ground in the affected regions and will include an idea-exchange discussions session too.
Practitioners of redevelopment, disaster risk reduction and recovery activities at the grassroots level during the Great East Japan Disaster will exchange ideas and engage in several thematic discussions.
This session aims to compare the recovery processes, disaster relief activities and extent of damage among the disasters that occurred in Kobe, Chuetsu and East Japan, by researchers and specialists with relevant experience.
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