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【UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction】 Opening Ceremony at the Support Center

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The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction has started today. It is being held for five days from March 14 – 18. The various forums, events, and meetings take place in Sendai city.

At the Sendai City Support Center for Civil Activities (Support Center) in Aoba-ward of Sendai City, the opening ceremony for the Public Forum was held.

 

At the Support Center, the Public Forum Thematic Pavilion focuses on “Civil Society Collaboration and DRR” and 34 exhibitions and events are to be held until March 17.

 

It shall be an opportunity where citizens join hands, international NGOs and NPOs collaborate with local communities, and show diverse ways of collaboration with the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake in mind. At the opening ceremony which took place in the atrium of the center, Akira Watanabe, Head of City of Sendai Citizen Cooperation Promotion Bureau, said in the opening remarks, “I would like our locals to show the world that we are proactively taking actions.”

【挨拶する渡邊晃仙台市市民局長】

【挨拶する渡邊晃仙台市市民局長】

 

Then, Masaaki Ohashi, Chairperson of Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC) said, “We are representing our country. Let’s work together to demonstrate our community’s capability.”

 

At last, Akiko Benimura, Director of Sendai Miyagi NPO Center mentioned, “I hope this will be an opportunity where people like children and members of local community get their message out and feel a sense of satisfaction.”

 

For further details of forums and events at the Support Center, please refer to this link. (http://sapo-sen.jp/machinowa/)

30 of us, volunteer staff writers, will keep you posted on the contents of forums and voices of visitors.

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【来場者を迎える準備に取り掛かるサポセンのスタッフたち】

 

(Reported by Miyabi Umemura)

 

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