Natural Disaster Youth Summit had a successful collaborative
gathering in Niigata, Japan from
August 3-8, 2016. These gatherings were the Natural
Disaster Youth Summit 2016 in NIIGATA and Kotolympic
2016 , iEARN Taisho Koto project.
the annual gathering of NDYS but this was the first big
international gathering for Kotolympic.
is a project in which children will learn the importance of
human lives and how to reduce disaster impacts such as
earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, floods,
hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, droughts and so on through
the communication and collaboration with global friends.
Change and “Disaster Reduction , Mitigation, and
Reconstruction" in our town
Abnormal weather : Solve the problem by global
the safer place to live in for everyone in this planet
was first organized in Hyogo in May 2004 and started from
commemorating 10th year of great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake,
Japan in 1995. We learned the importance of human lives and
preparedness for disasters.
it has been pointed out that extreme abnormal
weather caused by climate change may
be linked to an increase in large-scale natural disasters.
Natural disasters such
as heavy rain and
floods are increasing in many parts of the world, and
they become major obstacles not only to
but also sustainable development. To take
urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts is an urgent global
experiencing various disasters, different knowledge and
information to reduce their impact are accumulated in local
communities. By sharing this knowledge and information, we can
prepare against future disasters and take actions to
combat climate change and its impacts.
Let us maintain continuous efforts and transfer these efforts
to the next generation. Our ultimate goal is to enhance
awareness of the impact of natural disasters on families,
schools and local communities around the world through young
will build a global disaster management education network
utilizing Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Let
us communicate with each other and contribute to the healthier
The reports and the results of their activities:
Disaster Youth Summit 2016 in NIIGATA
in Niigata → Official web
info can be found at
(Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)
2015 Registration and Preparation for the project.
September - May Start programs: Select one or more
programs you are interested in and start.
through Video-Conferencing, Disaster Safety Map Making,
NDYS Teddy Bear Exchange, Kid’s Safety Bag Making,
Discussion on the iEARN forum Writing your experience of
has several programs. However, you need not to do all
programs. You can select one or more programs which fit
to your school curriculum.
will create a Disaster Safety Map of their
school’s surrounding areas. Students will do
research on the environment near their school and
put this information in the map, including where
is safe, where is dangerous and places they love
and are proud of. Send the photo of completed
disaster safety map to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may put
your map on the Gallery of iEARN
too. Students will have discussion through
Video-conferencing and on the iEARN forum of NDYS.
Disaster Safety Map
Forum for Students' discussion
NDYS Teddy Bear Exchange and Kid’s Safety Bag
As a subsidiary program, NDYS Teddy Bears (NDYS Little
Ambassadors) will be exchanged between partner schools
to strengthen the friendly bond. Each school can make
Kid’s Safety Bags (Emergency bags), too. http://ndys.jearn.jp/ndysambassador.html
Discussion on the iEARN NDYS forum
'My experience of natural disasters'
Students who want to tell their experiences of natural
disasters can put messages on the NDYS forum.
As the final event of the project, we will get together
at the Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2016 in Niigata,
is a collaborative gathering with Taisho koto project. We will make an exhibition of
maps and oral presentations. Through this program,
students will grow as global citizens who take actions
and share their knowledge of disaster management with
local people. We expect students to be NDYS Ambassadors
to let people understand the importance of preparedness
for the potential disasters. Their schools will be the
center of community education for disaster management.
We welcome teachers and civic volunteers to support
students' learning and activities.
Original Activities at your school
welcome the original activities done at your school.
Introduce the original activities at your school or your
community on the iEARN forum.
Feature for NDYS2016
Power of Music from Trauma after Disasters’
you may know natural disasters leave behind
long-lasting and severe trauma. Music can help
people with their recovery.
will be wonderful, if we can share such music. As
we believe the healing power of music, NDYS has
with iEARN Taisho-koto project this year. We would
like you to introduce the music of your country
people’s hearts. It will be ideal if you can
send us your video or up load it onto YouTube. We
would like you to
the music at the Art Festival "Kotolympic
2016 in Niigata".
Disaster Youth Summit 2016 Declaration
Global Disaster Safety Map
Kid’s safety Bag
video and performance
Websites created by NDYS students, PowerPoint
presentations, booklets, websites in different
languages, safety maps, and a big friendly family of
teachers and students.
contributions to Others and the Planet.
started the activities to solve the problems of
"sustainable development goals (SDGs)" target
11 & 13, which the United Nations newly targets to
solve toward 2030.
a solution to the SDGs, it is broadly expected to
improve the public awareness and enlightenment about the
importance and necessity of international cooperation of
disaster reduction education from a global perspective.
11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe,
resilient and sustainable.
13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its
and the youth will share their knowledge and work as
leaders of their communities. -They will help people in
trouble as global citizens.
They will learn how to save their lives and make their
environment safer. This project will directly contribute
to the quality of life of anyone who lives on this
planet by sharing the information of how to reduce
damage by unexpected disasters and building the Disaster
Management Education Network utilizing ICT.
study, Science, Art, English, Social study, Disaster
Disaster Safety Map
project plan aligned with Common Core State Standards
(NDYS Newsletters in the Past)
(Trial site for multi-language collaboration)
of NDYS2015 in
Disaster Safety Map (GDSM) program