The Institute of Disaster Mitigation Research, Institute of Disaster Mitigation, Ritsumeikan University has held an international training program "Cultural Heritage and Crisis Management" on the theme of cultural heritage disaster prevention in historical cities from September 2015 to 9, 12 in Kyoto City and Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. The event will be held in Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture.

 This training is an international training program that was certified by UNESCO as the UNESCO Chair Program * in 2006, and is the only program in the world that is certified in the field of cultural property protection and disaster prevention.We invite cultural heritage protection experts and disaster prevention experts from the Asia-Pacific region, where many natural disasters occur, to learn how to create a crisis management plan that respects the value of each country's cultural heritage through lectures and exercises. The purpose is to do.

 In addition to Nepal, which was damaged by the great earthquake in April 2015, 2015 people from 4 countries including the Philippines and Palestine participated in the training in 15, and the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture and the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. We will carry out field work in the disaster area Kobe City.In addition to lectures on the protection of cultural properties and disaster prevention in the ancient capital of Kyoto, we plan to learn about regional disaster prevention cases surrounding cultural heritage through site visits to Kiyomizu Temple and its surroundings.Participants will use what they have learned in the training to create a disaster prevention plan for their own World Heritage Site and announce it on the final day of the training.

 * The UNESCO Chair Program is a program that promotes education and research activities at higher education institutions within a network between universities and promotes the exchange of knowledge across national borders as part of UNESCO's business. ..

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