（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
- 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.