| Natural Disaster Youth Summit
|Name of Project
Natural Disaster Youth Summit
all living in the age of pandemic. This is not someone's problem, but the
problem of ourselves and all human.
protect ourselves from diseases such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions,
wildfires, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, droughts, we need to add
COVID-19 as well.
Let’s share our ideas and learn how to
protect ourselves from disasters in NDYS project.
This 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 diseases such as COVID-19 through the communication and
collaboration with global friends.
Theme 2020-2021: 'Living in the age of
pandemic. Share our ideas to survive.'
|NDYS2005 Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2005 in Hyogo in Japan on 25-28th of March.
|NDYS was first organized in Hyogo in May 2004 and started from September 2004, commemorating 10th year of great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, Japan in 1995. We learned the importance of human lives and preparedness for disasters.
In recent years, 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
people’s lives, but also sustainable development. To take urgent action
to combat climate change and its impacts is an urgent global issue. As
the diseases such as COVID-19 spread all over the world, we need to modify
our past disaster prevention method to fit to the recent situation. It is important to share our ideas and learn
|Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2021
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 people's actions. NDYS 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 and safer planet.
has several programs. You can select one or more programs which fit to your
|1. "Global Disaster Safety Map” program
Let's create global disaster safety map!
|Students will create a Disaster Safety Map of their school’s
surrounding areas or your neighborhood. 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.
Add your ideas of how to help disabled people
too. Send the photo of completed disaster safety map to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may put your map on the Gallery of iEARN Collaboration Center, too. Students will have
discussion through Video-conferencing and on the iEARN forum of NDYS.
|The first Disaster Safety Map
at Kaohsiung city
in Taiwan (NDYS2006 in Taiwan)
|"NDYS2015 in Toyota"
Orientation & Disaster Safety Map Making
| 2.“NDYS Teddy Bear Exchange and Kid’s Safety Bag” program
|As a subsidiary program, the NDYS Teddy Bears
(NDYS Little Ambassadors) will be exchanged between partner schools to
strengthen the friendly bond at the NDYS conference. Each School can make Kid’s
Safety Bag (Emergency bag), too.
|3. Discussion on the iEARN NDYS forum
'Let’s share our lessons learned from the past natural disasters'
Students who want to tell their
experiences, lessons or suggestions learned from the past natural disasters can
put messages on the NDYS forum
| 4. "Healing Power of Music from Trauma after Disaster"
may know natural disasters leave behind long-lasting and severe trauma. Music
can have a beneficial effort in helping people recover from Natural
Disaster. It will be wonderful, if we
can share such music. As we believe the healing power of music, NDYS has
decided to collaborate with iEARN Taisho-koto project from 2015. We would like
you to introduce the music of your country which heals people’s hearts and
makes people happy and alive. It will be ideal if you can send us your video or
upload it onto YouTube. We will practice and play music through videoconference
once a month. We would like you to play the music at the NDYS gathering in
| 5. NDYS2021 Zoom Conference
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.
NDYS welcome the original activities done
at your school or community. If you have any original activities, please
introduce them on the iEARN NDYS discussion forum.
Gaspard_Taylor, Trinidad and Tobago
Nimet Atabek, Turkey
Age Levels 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)
Dates Sep 01 2020- Aug 31 2021
Communication 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 natural disasters,\.
Watch the video
of NDYS to learn the meaning and value of NDYS:
NDYS Video (English) NDYS Video (Japanese)
yourself and write your comments on how you feel about the video in the NDYS
programs which you want to join from below:
1) “Global Disaster Safety Map” program
2) NDYS Teddy Bear Exchange and Kid’s Safety Bag
3) Discussion on the iEARN NDYS forum
4) ‘Healing Power of Music from Trauma after Disasters (collaborating with Taisho Koto Project)
5) NDYS2021 Zoom conference
6) Send us the photos of your map and goods to inform your activities
and your country.
We would like to exhibit your works at NDYS 2021 in Yokkaichi
Youth Summit 2021 Declaration
Music video and performance
by NDYS students, PowerPoint presentations, booklets, websites in different
languages, and a big friendly family of teachers and students.
Group contributions to
others and/or the planet
NDYS 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. As 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.
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements
inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat
climate change and its impacts*
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Children 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.