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 so on through the communication
and collaboration with global friends.
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痴 lives, but also sustainable development. To take
urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts is an
urgent global issue.
Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2019
|This year theme:
Change and 泥isaster 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
By 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
| NDYS has several programs.
You can select one or more programs which fit to your
1) 'Global Disaster Safety Map' program
will create a Disaster Safety Map of their
school痴 surrounding areas. Students will
conduct research on the environment near their school and
put this information in the map, including both
safe dangerous zones, as well as placed they love
and are proud of communities.
Send the photo of completed
disaster safety map to email@example.com. You may put
your map on the Gallery of iEARN Collaboration
too. Students will have discussion through
Video-conferencing and on the iEARN forum of NDYS.
Disaster Safety Map
|2) 'NDYS Teddy Bear Exchange and Kid's Safety Bag' program
the NDYS Teddy Bears (NDYS Little
Ambassadors) will be exchanged between partner schools
to strengthen the friendly bond at the NDYS conference.
The schools accepted the bear will inform what
activities the bear did in their school by photo and
students diary. Each School can make Kid痴 Safety Bag
(Emergency bag), too.
Discussion on the iEARN
|Theme: '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.
'Healing Power of Music from Trauma after Disasters' program
|As you 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痴 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 Niigata,
|5) NDYS2019 Gathering
final event of the NDYS2019, we will get together in iEARN conference. We would
like to have a workshop and presentations there.
As the final event of the NDYS2018-2020, we
plan to get together in Niigata, Japan with collaboration with Kotolympic in
2020. We would like to have workshops and presentations there.
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..
info can be found at
(Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)
|August, 2017 Registration and
Preparation for the project. September 2017 start
|Communication through Video-
Conferencing, Disaster Safety Map Making, NDYS Teddy
Bear Exchange, Kid痴 Safety Bag Making, Discussion on
the iEARN forum Writing your experience of natural
Disaster Youth Summit 2018 Declaration
Global Disaster Safety Map
Kid痴 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.
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.
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
project plan aligned with Common Core State Standards
(Trinidad and Tobago)
(NDYS Newsletters in the Past)