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September 1, 2021 (Online)

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On 1 September 2021, ADRC participated in the 5th Global Summit of GADRI: Engaging Sciences in Action, which was organized by the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) managed by Kyoto University. This conference was held in an online format, and research institutions and universities from around the world gave updates on their latest studies and ongoing projects. ADRC participated in the Group 2 Panel Discussion Session and gave a presentation on the utilization of space technology for DRR and good practices involving Sentinel Asia. In this presentation, ADRC suggested strengthening the networks between disaster management organizations and space agencies, and expanding the networks of research institutions to support Sentinel Asia.

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June 15, 2021 (Online)

On 15 June 2021, ADRC participated in an "International Workshop on the Accessibility of Emergency and Evacuation Plans and Systems," which was organized by the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services in Turkey. This workshop was held in an online format, and DRR institutions and organizations from around the world gave updates on the latest DRR activities related to the accessibility of emergency and evacuation plans and systems.
ADRC participated in Session 3, "Examples of Good Practices for the Accessibility of Emergency and Evacuation Plans and Systems" and gave a presentation on people requiring assistance during a disaster, as mentioned in the Disaster Countermeasures Basic Act of Japan, and challenges in promoting DRR activity in aging societies.

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23-25 February 2021 (online)

The 53rd Session of Typhoon Committee (TC) was conducted virtually on 23-25 February 2021. The meeting, which was hosted by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), was composed of the summary of 2020 typhoon season, the annual reports from the TC working groups and the secretariat, and so on. After active discussions, TC members reaffirmed their commitment to TC activities despite the difficulties of implementing the programs due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

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26 January 2021 (Online)

ADRC held its Third Online Tsunami Seminar on 26 January 2021. 

The speaker for the last time of the three-session series of tsunami seminars was Dr. Nobuhito Ohtsu, Senior Researcher, National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. He made a presentation entitled "Community space design for tsunami disaster risk reduction".

After the lecture, Mr. Masaaki Nakagawa, Executive Director of ADRC concluded the seminar with his hope that the program will contribute to promote Tsunami DRR for respective organizations and he also mentioned ADRC will continue to disseminate Tsunami related information.

Please visit the following site for all the presentation and information of Tsunami Online Seminar: 

https://www.adrc.asia/acdr/2020tsunami.php
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22 December 2020 (Online)

ADRC held its Second Online Tsunami Seminar on 22 December 2020. 
Mr. Masaaki Nakagawa, Executive Director of ADRC introduced that the seminar this time is held in connection with the occurrence of the Indian Ocean tsunami on 26 December 2004, 16 years ago, and will report on the current tsunami countermeasures in Indonesia.
Dr. Khaerunnisa, Associate Professor, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (UAJY) gave a presentation entitled "Tsunami Awareness in Indonesia". 
More information and details of the lecture is included in the following site: 
https://www.adrc.asia/acdr/2020tsunami.php

                                                                                                                  (2020/12/22 09:50)

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