Project Initiatives

Global Centre for Disaster Statistics

Global Centre for Disaster Statistics is established in collaboration with United Nations Development Program in April, 2015. The purposes of the centre are to collect and accumulate national disaster damage and loss data, analyze measures of collecting data and data itself, and provide countries with the results of analysis to contribute to evidence-based policy making in disaster risk reduction.

Domestic Cooperation Activities

As domestic activities, we concluded partnership agreement with municipalities affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and directly share the knowledges of our institute with the affected area.

World Bosai Forum / International Disaster Risk Conference in Sendai

The Sendai Framework, a global framework for disaster risk reduction, was adopted as the outcome document of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. As the host country for the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in 2015, Japan is not only required to promote domestic measures of disaster risk reduction but also is expected to take the lead in the Sendai Framework, deepening international cooperation. As a part of our commitments, we will start holding the “World Bosai Forum/ International Disaster Risk Conference” from this year in Sendai City every two years, in partnership with the International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) in Davos, Switzerland. Officials and experts from domestic and overseas industries, governments, academia and private sectors as well as local citizens will gather at the Forum, and findings and lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake will be shared with the world. The World Bosai Forum also aims to create practical solutions for disaster risk reduction, instilling the term “Bosai” that encompasses a comprehensive concept from disaster risk reduction to reconstruction and recovery, and share it with the world.