Japan pledges $1.5 million for tsunami awareness and disaster risk information in Asia-Pacific
Schoolchildren and businesses in Japan are working hard to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year blueprint adopted at a UN conference in their country in 2015.
Six years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the city of Sendai hosted a special symposium on disaster risk reduction where the Government of Japan has committed funding to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region.
This support from Japan will also go towards improving access to disaster risk information and help reduce the loss of lives associated with tsunamis, and enable UNDP to strengthen early warning and disaster preparedness in the countries included in UNDP’s initiative.
The 18-month projectbeing led by UNDP Bangkok’s Disaster Risk Reduction team will see evacuation drills carried out in each of the countries during the first year and make progress along the lines of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.