Developments of Tools to Survive the Disasters – Civil Empowerment of “Zest for Living in Disaster” –
Shosuke Sato*, Fumihiko Imamura*, Mari Yasuda*, Motoaki Sugiura*,**, and Rui Nouchi*,**,***
*International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Aoba, 468-1 Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0845, Japan
**Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
***Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
This paper introduces practical efforts to reduce local disasters in the “Project on civil empowerment for ‘zest for life during a disaster’” undertaken by the authors and the three projects that have been developed and implemented thus far: “Pocket Notebook and Handbook for Family’s Disaster Resilience (MINNA-NO-BOSAI TECHO),” “Pocket Notebook and Handbook for Boys and Girls Disaster Resilience (BOKU-NO-WATASHI-NO-BOSAI TECHO),” and “SENDAI CAMP (BOSAI CAMP).” These activities were reported on a public forum in the third UN World Congress on Disaster Reduction, where the importance of involving all citizens in disaster reduction and prevention through projects was recognized in a comprehensive discussion.
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