Resilience Human Resource Development Project

MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) EDGE-NEXT Common Fundamental Project
Entrepreneurship development program leading the construction of a resilient society

Reflecting the reconstruction process, thinking of the future resilience

Various disasters have occurred all over the world and caused a lot of damage every year. According to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, in 2018, about 61.77 million people were affected by earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods, and 10,373 people died worldwide. The extent of damage depends not only on the type and magnitude of natural disasters, but also on the paradigms of society. Japan has also been hit by many disasters, including the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995, Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake in 2018, and Typhoon No.19. in 2019 and so on.

In Kobe, the reconstruction project has ended. It is time to reflect the reconstruction, sort out the issues and problems that have changed over time. It is also necessary to consider what should have been done for better reconstruction. On the other hand, the Tohoku area is in the process of recovering, and it is time to reflect the reconstruction process so far and reconsider the future reconstruction policy.

We would like to invite you to think of the future resilience together by examining the reconstruction process in the disaster area and finding the new reconstruction process for the future natural disasters in Japan.

This program provides camp-style training to develop the knowledge and thinking power that are necessary for building a future resilient society.