(34)Rethinking the Roles of the Education Sector in DRR through Sustainable Development


Miyagi University of Education, Sendai


Kazuaki Kawabata
Director-General, International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, Japan/ Secretary-General, Japan National Commission for UNESCO
HyunKyung Jasmine Lee
Programme Officer, Inclusive Quality Education (IQE) Unit, Education Sector, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
"UNESCO's engagements in School/ Community DRR thraugh promoting ESD"
Katsunori Sasaki
Students of Disaster Science Course
Principal, Miyagi Prefecture Tagajo High School
Miyagi Prefecture Tagajo High School
"Learning from Post 2011 Tohoku Practice - ESD-based DRR education"
Philip Vaughter
Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
Kazuyuki Mikami
President, Miyagi University of Education Commissioner, Japanese National Commission for UNESCO

Session Chair

Takashi Oda
Associate Professor, Miyagi University of Education


This section, hosted by Miyagi University of Education (M.U.E.), a Sendai-based national teacher training institute, discusses the roles of education, academics, and science and technology in DRR to achieve the goals set forth in the SDGs and Sendai Framework. Local practices in the Greater Sendai region following the 2011 Tohoku disaster will be shared and examined with international experts and policymakers from UNESCO, United Nations University, and Japan's Ministry of Education, with whom M.U.E. has been collaborating over the past decade promoting ESD. The discussion will highlight how ESD-based school and community collaboration can be organically synergized for more effective DRR practices.