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Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2018

This is a project in which children will learn the importance of human lives and how to reduce disaster impacts such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, droughts and so on through the communication and collaboration with global friends.

As the final event of the NDYS2018, we will get together in Niigata, Japan with collaboration with iEARN Taisho Koto Project. We would like to have a workshop and presentations there.


NDYS was first organized in Hyogo in May 2004 and started from September 2004, commemorating 10th year of great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, Japan in 1995. We learned the importance of human lives and preparedness for disasters. 

In recent years, it has been pointed out that extreme abnormal weather caused by climate change may be linked to an increase in large-scale natural disasters. Natural disasters such as heavy rain and floods are increasing in many parts of the world, and they become major obstacles not only to people’s lives, but also sustainable development. To take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts is an urgent global issue. 

This year’s theme: 
Climate Change and “Disaster Risk Reduction, Mitigation, and Reconstruction" in Our Town 
~ Abnormal weather: Solve the problem by global collaboration! ~ 
Slogan: Communication saves lives! 
Our goal: Build the safer place to live in for everyone in this planet 

Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2018 
By experiencing various disasters, different knowledge and information to reduce their impact are accumulated...