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Online Lecture: COVID-19 and disaster management challenges in Japan/Asia

October 22, 2020 - 10:00-12:00

Zoom lecture with Takeshi Komino.

Takeshi Komino is General Secretary of CWS Japan, and Co-chairperson of Japan Platform. Also serves as Secretary General and a member of Executive Committee for Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), joint secretariat of Japan CSO Coalition for DRR (JCC-DRR), and the chairperson of Japan Quality and Accountability Network (JQAN). He graduated from Doshisha University, and holds Development Studies M.A. from Brandeis University.

Climate change is causing rapid increase in disaster risks, and the world is facing the era of ‘new normal’ with complex mixture of various risks cascading one another. The webinar aims to cover the recent disaster trends, the evolution of disaster risk reduction frameworks, specific challenges in the region, and how COVID-19 has impacted the way we approach disaster risk management in Japan and wider Asian region. Furthermore, it will cover the linkages of localization and disaster management, and how knowledge management/sharing and innovation would play a key role in addressing this ‘new normal’. Last, the webinar will also highlight some of Japan’s recent endeavours in tackling the current increase in disaster risks.

To receive a Zoom link by email prior to the event, please contact Kamila Szczepanska (kamila.szczepanska@utu.fi)

NB: Please note that the event starts at 10 AM (Turku time) time zone: UTC+3.

Online Lecture: COVID-19 and disaster management challenges in Japan/Asia


October 22, 2020




Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, Finland.