Disaster Reduction Roundtable for Enhancing Resilience

LOCATION: Franklin Lew Forum, Peter A. Allard School of Law University of British Columbia, 1822 E Mall, Vancouver


This event is jointly organized by the Ministry of State for Emergency Preparedness, the Consulate General of Japan, and UBC with presentations by a team of top-notch disaster reduction experts from Japan.

The purpose of this roundtable is:
-To share with Canadian policy makers and disaster management practitioners, the hands-on experiences of Japan and to have exchange views.
-To raise awareness towards disaster reduction in Canada.
-To share the tested Japanese earthquake engineering expertise with the scientific community and the construction industry in Canada and to have dialogue among participants

The focus this time is earthquake resilience, which will include aspects of disaster management structure, seismic engineering, and early warning systems.
□Part one: 10 am – 12:30 pm (General Session)
□Part two: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Technology Session)
□Networking Lunch:  12:30 – 1:30