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      "NDYS2008 in Trinidad and Tobago" ( by UNICEF)        

1. Name of Project:

Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2008


"NDYS Forum 2008 through Video-Conferencing in Kobe" held in KOBE, Japan on 23rd of March, 2008.

NDYS 2008 International Conference was held  in Trinidad and Tobago on April  28-30, 2008.  


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. Children can make a difference in the world.  

Slogan: Communication saves lives!

NDYS2008’s theme: Global Warming and disaster reduction

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 on May 2004 and started from September 2004, commemorating 10th anniversary of great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, Japan.

Natural Disasters occurs anywhere and anytime on this planet. We learned the importance of human lives and the Mitigation of Disasters. This is what we have learned through NDYS 2005 to 2007.

We have different information to reduce the impact of same kind of disaster. Share your information in the world. 

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 in this planet.

It will take many years to build disaster resilient society.  So, start your continuous efforts from now until you grow up, then transfer your efforts to your next generation. With more communication, lives can be saved.  

To achieve this goal, we plan two programs.  

NDYS Program

1)  Global Disaster Safety Map

   GDSM program

2)  NDYS Teddy Bears with Kid’s Safety Bag

   Kid’s Safety Bag  program



●The reports and the results of their activities

  Global Disaster Safety Map 2008

 Declaration of NDYS2008



NDYS Forum 2008 through Video-Conferencing in Kobe
"Global Warming and Disaster Reduction" through Children's View points

We hope you will enjoy watching the disaster prevention education today, which connects the classroom around the world by the Internet and work together through networking.  It is our pleasure if any of our activities will be your reference. Moreover, the discussion forum by children in the world was held on 23rd of March. 

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NDYS Exhibition 2008 in Kobe

"Disaster safety map" and "Kid's emergency bag".
The reports and the results of their activities are collected and exhibited from about ten countries.   The photographs and the explanations of the contents of their activities are exhibited with the realia and the materials such as "Disaster safety map" and "Kid's
emergency bag". 

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 Vol.3 February 27, 2008 

   Vol.5 March 25, 2008 
   Vol.6 April 1, 2008 
   Vol.7 April 24, 2008 
NDYS 2008 in Trinidad and Tobago  

NDYS 2008 International Conference was held in Trinidad and Tobago in April  28-30, 2008.  

Theme: Climate Change and disaster reduction

Place: The Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Center

Organizer: iEARN (International Education and Resource Network ) - Trinidad and Tobago       See more








Vol.8 May 3, 2008
Vol.9 May 27, 2008 



4. Age/level of project participants:

Elementary school to Senior High School  

Master Abe Fergusson  
Natural Disasters

NDYS Youth Ambassador working with iEARN-Trinidad and Tobago 


5. Timetable/Schedule for the project:

Timeframe: Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2008 Schedule


Think and Create


Main Program

Sub Program

Disaster Safety Map

Kid’s Safety Bag


Registration and Preparation for the project.

Sept. 2007

Start the project  

Video conference


Make research on disasters happened in the past.  Make research on your school.

Consider how to protect themselves from disasters.


Find the partner school.

Prepare your NDYS Teddy Bear. Give the name to your bear.

Consider what children need when the disaster occurred. Make a list of the items to put in your emergency bag.

It is ideal to make your own Kid’s safety bag and take photo.

“Global Warming and Disaster Reduction”



Video conference


Write your opinion in the iEARN Discussion forum.



Making a Disaster Safety Map.

Video conference


Introducing maps to each other on the web.

Introduce your Bag in the iEARN Discussion forum.


Sending NDYS Teddy Bear to your partner school with the list and photo of your Kid’s Safety Bag. Put the introduction of yourselves and your school.

You may put some gift to your partner school in your bag, if you want.

Nov. to Jan. 2008


Video conference


on the iEARN NDYS Students forum

Wait for the NDYS bear to come from partner school.

Write message to your partner school.

Make a LIST OF ACTIVITIES what Youth can do.


*Make a presentation material for the exhibition.

*Send your presentation material to NDYS office.

*Exhibition or presentation in each country or region.


Exhibiton2008  "Disaster Safety Map & Kid’s Safety Bag" 

      Date:     11st  to  30th  March, 2008
      Venue:    Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institute, Hyogo Kobe, Japan

 ●Forum2008  through Video-Conferencing

Global Warming and Disaster Reduction" through Children's View points

  Date  Sunday, 23rd March, 13:3016:00 
  Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institute


 ●Conference  "NDYS 2008 in Trinidad and Tobago"

  Theme: Climate Change and disaster reduction

  Date:  April 28th (Mon) - May 30th (Wends) , 2008

  Venue:  The Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Center

*You can join in one or more programs.

Please contact to ndys@jearn.jp for the registration.

Website: https://ndys.jearn.jp/


6. Possible project/classroom activities:

Communication through Video- Conferencing,

Discussion on the forum

NDYS Teddy Bear Exchange


7. Expected outcomes/products:

Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2008 Declaration  

Global Disaster Safety Map  

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.  


NDYS youth group has started to issue an NDYS Newsletter. This newsletter is edited by volunteer students from Argentina and Japan. They plan to issue the newsletter every 15 days.


8. Project contribution to others and the planet:

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.


              Building for the Global Disaster Reduction Education Network


9. Project language(s):

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


10. Curriculum area:

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


11. Names/email of initial participating groups:










iEARN-Trinidad and Tobago  



Project Harmony, Armenia  

Hyogo Prefecture, Japan  

Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education, Japan  

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

Kyoto University  , Japan  


American Museum of Natural History, USA

Project Musical Plates , USA


12. Name of facilitator(s):

Kazuko Okamoto, Yoshie Naya, Hiroko Fukuda from Japan

Gia Gaspard Taylor from Trinidad and Tobago

Doris Wu from Taiwan

Mariam Mokhtari from Iran 

Youth Facilitator: Genta Nakano, Youth Representative from Japan

Student Facilitator: Abe Fergusson, NDYS Representative of Trinidad and Tobago


13. Email of facilitator(s):

Yoshie Naya yoshie.naya@gmail.com

Kazuko Okamoto  kazuko@dd.iij4u.or.jp

Gia Gaspard Taylor  iearntrinidadntobago@yahoo.com

Abe Fergusson  afef10@hotmail.com

Doris Wu  doris21.wu@msa.hinet.net

Mariam Mokhtari  mariam_mokhtari@yahoo.com

Nunik Nahapetian  nunik@projectharmony.am


14. iEARN Forum where it will take place or is taking place (leave blank if uncertain, and you will be assigned to a forum):

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


15. WWW page of project (not required):

https://ndys.jearn.jp (Main Japan)

http://www.naturaldisastersiearntnt.org/ (Trinidad and Tobago)




Registration:  https://ndys.jearn.jp/regist.html



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