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The Ministers/Representatives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam (hereafter referred to as the “Lower Mekong Countries”); the European Union, the Governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and the United States; and the World Bank (hereafter referred to as the “Development Partners”); and Mekong River Commission (MRC), collectively referred to as “the Participants,”
In the spirit of promoting continued cooperation to support inclusive and sustainable development among the Lower Mekong Countries;
Government support for industrial activities and the private sector is critical for sustainable economic development and achievement of the World Bank Group (WBG)’s twin goals—eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Industries and their supporting infrastructure (e.g. industrial zones, ports, roads, power, water supply, and sewerage) have long been used to promote industrial competitiveness and trade, create jobs, catalyze investments and bring technological advancement into the country.
Why is financial protection important to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity?
Financial losses from natural disasters continue to rise. Developing countries and their low-income populations experience the greatest impacts.
Over the last 10 years, global losses due to natural disasters have averaged $165 billion a year.
This report was developed to introduce Japanese disaster simulation drills as a model to help other countries plan and implement disaster simulation drill exercises.
The main objectives of this guideline are to:
Provide an overview of the institutional and legislative frameworks for Disaster Management which underpin the organization of disaster simulation drills in Japan;
OBJECTIVES OF THIS TECHNICAL HANDBOOK
Perched on the edge of the intersection of three tectonic plates, Japan has been repeatedly hit and devastated by earthquakes. However, Japan has revitalized itself as a nation and a society every time, and its accumulated knowledge has served to advance its resilience and minimize future risks and losses.
This manual focuses on Japanese Seismic Preparedness Maps, one of the tools used in Japan to communicate earthquake risks for better preparedness at the community level.
Advancing Africa’s sustainable development agenda
TICAD partnership for prosperity
1.1 We, the Heads of State and Government and delegations of Japan and 54 African countries together with the representatives of 52 other partner countries, 74 international and regional organizations, representatives of the private sector and civil society organizations (CSOs) from both Japan and Africa met in Nairobi, Kenya, 27-28 August 2016, for the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI).
We live in a world where conflicts, natural disasters and disease are driving ever greater numbers of people to seek desperate remedies for their hunger, safety and survival. The world has never been so wealthy and yet on the frontline of humanitarian action, where courageous work is taking place daily, the lack of available resources to save lives is a constantly growing risk. This massive, deepening deficit requires an ambitious, global and collective response.
1. On Friday, May 20, the Government of Japan decided to commit 76 million US dollars by the end of 2020 to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi). The total contribution for the 2016-2020 period will amount to 95 million US dollars including the 19 million US dollars already disbursed in 2016.
On Friday, May 20, the Government of Japan decided to contribute 800 million US dollars in the coming years. This pledge is for the 5th Replenishment of the Global Fund.
Press Release by Embassy of Japan
On 20 January 2016 Japan approved an additional grant aid worth USD 4,575,000 for the following projects of UNHCR, UNDP, IOM and UNICEF in response to the refugee and migrant crisis in the Republic of Serbia.
The outline of the projects:
UNHCR: USD 1,830,000
Support for the improvement of reception conditions and the response to the needs of refugees
Support to local health centers in affected municipalities with the provision of basic medicines and sanitation items
1.On September 25, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 2 million US dollars (approximately 240 million yen) in response to the mass influx of refugees and migrants to West Balkan countries, mainly the Republic of Serbia and the Former Yugoslav the Republic of Macedonia, through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). 2.The Government of Japan will implement this aid, aiming to provide support for improving the …
On June 19, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency grant aid totaling 3.5 million US dollars (about 432 million yen) via international organizations in response to stranded persons in the Indian Ocean. On June 20, this was announced by Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida in his keynote speech at the High-Level Seminar on Peacebuilding, National Reconciliation and Democratization in Asia.
We, the leaders of the G7, met in Elmau for our annual Summit on 7 and 8 June 2015. Guided by our shared values and principles, we are determined to work closely together to meet the complex international economic and political challenges of our times. We are committed to the values of freedom and democracy, and their universality, to the rule of law and respect for human rights, and to fostering peace and security. Especially in view of the numerous crises in the world, we as G7 nations stand united in our commitment to uphold freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Advice for disaster risk reduction specialists and protected area managers on how best to use protected area systems as effective buffers, to prevent natural hazards from developing into unnatural disasters
Nigel Dudley, Camille Buyck, Naoya Furuta, Claire Pedrot, Fabrice Renaud and Karen Sudmeier-Rieux
The Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries (the Program) was established in February 2014 as a partnership between the Ministry of Finance of Japan (MoF) and the World Bank.
Building on the 2012 Sendai Report’s recommendations1 , the MoF financed the Program with a US$100 million contribution through a World Bank administered Single-Donor Trust Fund (TF072129), to be disbursed in annual installments over five years.
Disasters are a threat to which human being has long been exposed. A disaster deprives people of their lives instantly and afflicts the survivors. A disaster also wipes out the achievements of long-term development by destroying economic and social infrastructure instantly and obstructs the efforts of the international community for poverty eradication and sustainable development. Disasters are therefore a threat to human security, threatening the existence of individuals and society with dignity.
Les principes fondamentaux d’assistance japonaise pour l’Afrique sont comme suite
Promouvoir le commerce et l’investissement privés et accélérer la croissance économique africaine (infrastructure, formation, etc).
Promouvoir la sécurité humaine à travers l’assistance unique japonaise (agriculture, santé, éducation, paix et stabilité, etc)
Japan’s basic policy of assistance for Africa is as follows;
Boost the growth of Africa through trade and investment of private sector
Promote “Human Security” through Japan’s unique assistance
Therefore, Japan will contribute to the growth of Africa, utilizing private and public means of up to approx. JPY 3.2 trillion (equivalent to USD 32 billion), including ODA of approx. JPY 1.4 trillion (equivalent to USD 14 billion), in the next 5 years.
On March 11, 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan’s Tohoku region. The quake shook the ground as far away as western Japan and lasted for several minutes. A half hour later, a tsunami of unprecedented force broke over 650 kilometers of coastline, toppling sea walls and other defenses, flooding more than 500 km2 of land, and washing away entire towns and villages.
The World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction in Tohoku
~Joint Endeavors for Solutions: Wisdom of the World to the Disaster-Affected Areas,Lessons of the Disaster-Affected Areas to the World~
Tohoku, July 3rd and 4th, 2012