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Kickoff of "The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and the 30 Years Since!"
Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2024 in KOBE 
Online Results Presentation: Presentation & Discussion
The Natural Disaster Youth Summit (NDYS) project was launched in 2005 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, The NDYS (Natural Disaster Youth Summit) Project is a global project initiated in 2005 by children in Hyogo, as a commemorative project for the 10th anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, with the aim of passing on the lessons of the disaster to the world and to the future.
Since its establishment, the project has been working to mitigate the damage caused by natural disasters around the world through digital exchange and collaboration among youth around the world, and to form a global disaster education network as a project to protect the lives of people around the world from future disasters. As part of our activities, we continue to hold online or face-to-face conferences every year and disseminate the results of these conferences widely from Kobe, an area affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, to the rest of the world.
The Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and the 30 years that have passed since then, the global digital revolution, global warming and natural disasters, and an increasingly unstable international situation, the international order is on the verge of crisis and the world is about to change drastically.
The NDYS2024 project has been working on the theme of climate change and "disaster prevention, mitigation, and recovery" with an emphasis on fostering a global culture of disaster prevention that can reduce disaster risk and build resilience. As a summary of the project, The theme of the World Children's Conference on Disaster Reduction 2024 in KOBE is "SDGs and Education for Disaster Reduction: Learning to Create Sustainable and Disaster-Resilient Communities," and we will share with you our efforts to contribute to the realization of the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction and SDGs while strengthening friendship among youth around the world as global citizens.

Theme : SDGs & Disaster Reduction Education

~Learning to foster the creatrion of a sustainable society that is resilient to disasters~

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024, 15:00-17:00 JST
Format: Online
Language: English
Organizer: NPO JEARN, NDYS Executive Committee
Admission: Free (advance registration required)
Subject: NDYS Global Network
Capacity: 100 participants

Participating Schools & Team
1. Azerbaijan ( Irada Samadova, lyceum named after academician Zarifa Aliyeva, Baku)
2. Georgia (Pavle Tvaliashvili, iEARN Georgia, Tbilisi)

3. India (Geeta Rajan, St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, New Delhi)
4. Indonesia (Saara Suaib, SMP Islam Al Azhar 44 - Bekasi)
5. Indonesia (Nani Suriani, SMP Islam Al Azhar 6 - Bekasi)
6. Malaysia ( Ng Cheau May, SMK, Sultan Abu Bakar School, Pahang)
7.Taiwan (Derek Chen, Shuangxi Elementary School, Puzi ,Chiayi)
8. Nepal (Nawaraj Baskota, Kavya School, Kathmandu)
9. Japan (Yuka Hashimoto, Hazukko Cowboy, Yokkaichi, Mie)
10. Japan(Fuka Okutani, Kobe Municipal Fukiai High School, Hyogo)





Opening: MC: Kobe Municipal Fukiai High School

・Greetings from the Organizer
・Introduction of participants from participating countries





◇Special Program: Presentation and Discussion

Our Proposals: 30 years after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

by Kobe Municipal Fukiai High School  
The experience and lessons learned from "The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake: Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, and Recovery" will be conveyed to the world and connected to the future!  
Discussion topic:
In your country, what specific actions or learning would  young people
take to build a resilient community?   
15:30- Photography




◇Guest Speech
Build Back Better in Aceh after 20 years of Tsunami disaster

Report on the Indian Ocean Tsunami(2004.12) as a high school student from Banda Aceh, Indonesia at the NDYS 2005 in Hyogo, Japan

Wizar Putri Mellaratna (University of Malikussaleh, NDYS Facilitator, iEARN Indonesia)

◇Presentations:From Around the World, Student Presentations
Minimizing Damage through Disaster Prevention and Mitigation:

The title of the presentation is being updated!

Azerbaijan (lyceum named after academician Zarifa Aliyeva, Baku)
Georgia ( iEARN Georgia, Tbilisi)
India (St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, New Delhi)
Indonesia (SMP Islam Al Azhar 44 - Bekasi & SMP Islam Al Azhar 6 - Bekasi )
Flood mitigation strategies
Malaysia (SMK, Sultan Abu Bakar School, Pahang)
The research of Shuangxi Vil: Evacuation Shelter
Taiwan (Shuangxi Elementary School, Puzi ,Chiayi)

・  Nepal (Kavya School, Kathmandu)
Disaster-resilient urban development "We are a disaster relief team!" Japan (Hazukko Cowboy, Yokkaichi, Mie)


General comment


Mr.Pavle Tvaliashvili,
NDYS Facilitator,
iEARN Georgia country coordinator

  Adoption of the Declaration of the NDYS2024
17:00 Closing

*From August 15 to 19, they will gather in Niigata City for a face-to-face presentation at the "Koto Rinpik 2024 in Niigata" in cooperation and collaboration with the Koto Rinpik Executive Committee.


Saturday, July 13, 2024
15:00-17:00 JST

     Registration is closed.


NDYS Executive Committee

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Interview series
 "Real Voices 2023"

We will publish the practice and research data of disaster prevention education through "International Collaborative Learning," a future educational model in which youth from around the world will network and work together.
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