Chairman’s Address

Large-scale disasters, both natural and man-made, occur frequently around the world with growing extent of diversity and complexity. To tackle such disasters, a wide variety of knowledge, wisdom and resources need to be mobilized and effectively integrated.

With a view to this, those institutions and centers located in the Kobe New Eastern City Center (HAT-Kobe), decided to make a loose alliance (Disaster Reduction Alliance/DRA), so as to exert synergy effect in promoting international cooperation towards disaster reduction.

The member of DRA look forward to undertaking various coorperative activities such as human resource development, research & study, disaster response, and various events, and thus, the alliance is expected to play an important role as the information and knowledge hub, which contributes to disaster reduction worldwide.

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