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     ”Communication saves lives!”      

1. Name of Project:

Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2010


"NDYS Forum 2010" held in KOBE, Japan on January 24, 2010.

NDYS 2010 International Conference  was held in Bursa, Turkiye on August  23-29, 2010.


2. Brief one-sentence description of project:

This is a project in which children will learn the importance of human lives and how to cope with natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, droughts and so on through the communication and collaboration with global friends. Students will acquire the knowledge of systems of disasters and skills to reduce the future disasters.
Children can
make a difference in the world.  

This year’s theme:  Disaster Reduction and Climate Change 

Slogan: Communication saves lives!   


Our goal :is to build the safer place to live in for everyone in this planet.  

3. Full description of project:

NDYS was organized in Hyogo in May 2004 and started its program from September  2004, commemorating 10th anniversary of great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, Japan.

Natural Disasters may occur anywhere and anytime on this planet. We learned the importance of human lives and preparedness for disasters. This is what we have learned through NDYS 2005 to 2009.

You have various information to reduce the impact of disasters, share your information with other members
in the world.
It will take years to build disaster resilient world, so let’s start now!  Now is the time to take ACTIONS!  So, start your continuous efforts from now until you grow up, then transfer your efforts to next generation. 
With more communication, more human lives can be saved.

Our ultimate goal is to enhance awareness of natural disasters to families, schools and local communities around the world and build the safer place to live in for everyone on this planet.

To achieve this goal, we plan two programs.  


1)  "Global Disaster Safety Map (GDSM)" program

Students will create a Disaster Safety Map of their school’s surrounding areas. Students research on their environment near their school and put information in the map such as where is safe and where is dangerous where they love and be proud of.

Please take a photo of the disaster safety map after you completed it and put it on the iEARN forum. We discuss about your disaster safety map on the iEARN forum or through video-conferencing.

If all the maps are put on the forum, we have a global disaster safety map that bring the whole world together.  

  'Global Disaster Safety Map (GDSM)" program  

2) "NDYS Little Ambassadors" program

As a subsidiary program, the NDYS Teddy Bears (NDYS Little Ambassadors) with Kid’s Safety Bag will be exchanged between partner schools to strengthen the friendly bond. In the Kid’s safety Bag (Emergency bag) , you can put your school information and Things which you need in danger. The process of considering what you need in time of natural disaster will foster your power to save your lives.

  'NDYS Little Ambassadors' program


Theme: Disaster Reduction and Climate Change

Thus, the contents of what students learned at the youth summit will be disseminated to the local community where students live. Through this program, we expect students to grow as NDYS Ambassadors who share their information of disaster management and tell people the importance of preparedness for the next risk.

Their schools will be the center of community education for disaster management. We also expect teachers and civic volunteers to support students' with learning and activities.

As the final event of the project, we will get together in Türkiye, and hold the International Conference 'NDYS 2010 in Turkiye’.


“Communication saves lives!”  
VC at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution in Kobe, Japan.
NDYS Video-Conferencing

4. The reports and the results of their activities:   

NDYS Forum 2010
The 15th commemoration of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995, Japan. 

 "NDYS Forum 2010" was held through Video-Conference connecting Kobe.

Theme: Disaster Reduction and Climate Change 
Venue: Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institute, Kobe, Japan
Date: 24 January 2010(Sunday )

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NDYS 2010 in Turkiye

6th Natural  Disaster Youth Summit, organized by Tuncsiper Schools and Uludag University, was held  in the city of Bursa in western Turkey in 2010, August 23-27.

Memorial Journal of 6. Natural Disaster Youth Summit

                                                                         English  by iEARN-Turkiye

Theme: Climate Change and disaster reduction”
Venue: Bursa, Turkiye
Date: August: 23(Mon)-29(Sun), 2010

                    See the E-Book: NDYS2010 in Turkiye  Japanese by JEARN



                                 by iEARN-Turkiye






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5. Age/level of project participants:  

Elementary school to Senior High School


6. Timetable/Schedule for the project:

Timeframe: Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2010 Schedule  

             *You may join either map making program or 'Little Ambassadors' or both.  

               Please contact to for the registration.



7. Possible project/classroom activities:

Fieldwork of your nearby area.

Learn how to make safety map and how to use ICT.

Communication through Video- Conferencing,

Discussion on the forum

NDYS Teddy Bear Exchange


8. Expected outcomes/products:

Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2010 Declaration

Disaster Safety Map of your school and your community

Kid’s safety Bag

Websites created by NDYS students

PowerPoint presentations, booklets, websites in different languages, safety maps and a big friendly family of teachers and students.

9. Project contribution to others and the planet:  

Children will share their knowledge and will work as leaders of their communities. -They will help people in trouble as a global citizen. -They will know how to save their lives from Natural Disasters. This project will directly contribute to the quality of lives of anyone who live on this planet by sharing the information of how to reduce with unexpected disasters and building Disaster Management Education Network utilizing ICT.


10. NDYS Certificate

NDYS Certificate is conferred to the children who expand "the wheel of prevention of disasters" to the world. iEARN- the American representation, the UNESCO-Paris prevention of disasters section department manager, prevention of disasters worldwide child meeting (NDYS) it is the sign entering of execution chairman.   more..


11. Project language(s):

English, Japanese & other languages will be used as a supportive language.


12. Curriculum area:

Integrated study, Science, Art, English, Social study, Risk Management,


13. Names/email of initial participating groups:  


Tuncsiper Schools and Uludag University, Bursa, Turkiye








 iEARN-Trinidad and Tobago  


Project Harmony, Armenia,

 American Museum of Natural History

 Project Musical Plates


Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education, Japan  

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)  

Kyoto University : Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Japan

Kobe University:  International Mritime Education & Research Center Faculty of Maritime Sciences, Japan

Kwansei Gakuin University: Institute for integrated Communication Research and Development, Japan

Support for International Disaster Education (SIDE), KOBE, Japan




14. Name of facilitator(s)

Yoshie Naya,  Hiroko Fukuda , Kazuko Okamoto from Japan,

Nimet Atabek, Bursa, Turkiye

Doris Wu from Taiwan,  

Gia Gaspard Taylor from Trinidad and Tobago,

Mariam Mokhtari from Iran ,

Student Facilitator: 

Genta Nakano, NDYS Representative of Japan   

Sergio Daniel Paz, NDYS Representative of Argentina  

Abe Fergusson, NDYS Representative of Trinidad and Tobago,

Gento Kato, NDYS Representative of Japan 


15. Email of facilitator(s):

Yoshie Naya<>

Nimet Atabek" <>

Doris Wu <>

Gia Gaspard Taylor <>

Abe Fergusson <>

Kazuko Okamoto <>

16. iEARN Forum where it will take place or is taking place

ndys-students, ndys-teachers, ndys-global-committee


17. WWW page of project (NDYS project , Japan) ( NDYS 2010 International Conference , Turkiye )



International Conference Registration:

Project Registration:



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