"Use knowledge, innovation & education for a culture of resilience"

〔Efforts in Hyogo〕

Hyogo is implementing to build culture of resilience based on initiatives to pass on the experiences and lessons learned from the earthquake and promoting opportunities for disaster prevention education in community, school and homes.


International disaster reduction cooperation by a local government

Hyogo invited international disaster reduction organizations to set up their Japanese offices. By cooperating with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Hyogo has been carrying out programs to dispatch experts swiftly to overseas' disaster-affected areas while accepting trainees from those affected areas.

  • Send disaster relief donations to overseas' disaster-affected areas, provide relief goods such as blankets and diapers, and dispatch prefectural personnel to disaster-affected areas.
  • The relief donations collected in Hyogo are used in projects for specific purposes such as school reconstruction. Hyogo establishes a relationship with overseas' disaster-affected areas on a medium to long-term basis.
  • Hyogo invited international disaster reduction organizations to set up their Japanese offices in Kobe. These organizations have been strengthening their cooperation by establishing Disaster Reduction Alliance (DRA) led mainly by the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (DRI)
  • Main donation projects

    DisasterDate of
    Support Contents
    Turkey, Izumit Earthquake1999Provide scholarship subsidies for disaster-affected children (left as orphans)
    Taiwan, Chi Chi Earthquake1999Support of elementary school reconstruction
    2001 Gujarat Earthquake2001Support of seismic resistance for school
    Attacks of Sep. 112001Support of higher education for victim's family
    Southeastern Iran Earthquake2003Support of seismic resistance for school, promotion of disaster eduction and seismic resistance technique training
    Sumatra Earthquake2004Support of school reconstruction, support of establishing tsunami museum
    China Sichuan Earthquake2008Support of hospital reconstruction
    Typhoon Yolanda2013Support of disaster-resilient housing reconstruction

    Main Disaster Reduction Alliance organizations (DRA)

    • Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)
    • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    • International Recovery Platform (IRP)
    • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Office in Japan
    • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Kobe Office
    • World Health Organization Centre for Health Development (WHO) Kobe centre
Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (DRI)
Bursa Disaster Training Center (Turkey), an institution modeled on the DRI