Monday, December 31, 2018


Building for tomorrow
The Alliance for UDRR (AUDRR) needs to be built by collaboration among stakeholders in different sectors and disciplines in each city. 

For Kobe, the local AUDRR is established by RCUSS. By having a common framework for UDRR, a local, regional and/or international collaboration among UDRR specialists can be achieved more systematically by identifying and evaluating the vulnerabilities of their cities in each category through a common under- standing. 

The RCUSS UDRR training has produced an international network of former participants in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and also in the Latin American regions, with which they share similar climates, cultures and sometimes languages.
By promoting collaboration among participants in RCUSS training and/or those interested in the RCUSS framework within each region, it is hoped that a better and more coherent UDRR knowledge and strategy may be developed for each region.


The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by UN Member States on 18 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The Sendai Framework is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, with seven targets and four priorities for action.

The Framework aims to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries over the next 15 years.


Disaster risk reduction of urban and built environment is essential to guarantee the healthy and industrious developments of core cities in developing countries. Specialists in Urban  Disaster Risk Reduction (UDRR) are, however, not readily available because developing such specialists requires acquiring a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of both the scientific and the socio- economic conditions driving urban risks. Further, it requires a full heart of devotion and a commitment to bridging the people together.

Based on the experiences of the 1995 Kobe Earthquake, that were typical of urban disaster & recovery, a group of UDRR specialists, from Asia, Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and Latin America regions, have been trained through a concerted effort between JICA Hyogo  and RCUSS of Kobe University. For a period of 8 years (2004-2011), more than 100 participants have completed two months training in Japan. Initiatives have started from the group of those training participants to hold regional workshops to promote mutual understandings of UDRR issues in each region and to further strengthen the international human network among these UDRR specialists and concerned organizations. As those three regions have their own unique cultural and historical commonalities, the regional solidarity plays a central role in building DRR strategy. So far, three workshops have been completed in Asia, MENA and LATAM as indicated below:

1. ASIA regional workshop at Islamabad, Pakistan, May 2-5, 2011
Theme: Capacity Building in Vulnerable Community, learning through 2005
Pakistan Kashmir EQ & 2010 Pakistan Flood Disasters and Recoveries

2. MENA regional workshop at Ankara/Istanbul, Turkey, December 1-3, 2011
Theme: Urban Development and Renovation based on Seismic Risk in MENA
region, learning through 1999 Turkey Earthquake and Recoveries

3. LATAM regional workshop at Bogota, Colombia, March 5-7, 2012
Theme: UDRR in Latin America & Information Sharing

Objectives of International Workshops:

1) Discuss the UDRR strategy & topics needed for all regions; topics such as assessment of urban risk & vulnerability, seismic design of housing, and safety of schools and hospitals,

2) Discuss the support & collaboration on the recovery from recent disasters,

3) Discuss the future strategy of UDRR network & activity among the Asia, MENA, and  Latin America groups and the international organizations.

TRI-DRR PLATFORM established  in order to strengthen the international network of ex-JICA group trainees on "DRR Strategy for Urban Earthquake and to maintain global network.

For this purpose TRI-DRR PLATFORM Team join many international events such as  2012 AIWEST-DR Banda Aceh, Indonesia , 2011 Global Platform for DRR, 2013 Global Platform for DRR, 2015 UNWCDR, Japan.
It is vital to have a strong and effective networking scheme that would unite a global efforts of  urban DRR by experts.
We  would like to organize common DRR events with your institutions
We will look forward your invitation and participation with TRI DRR.



Developing resilient communities through participatory approaches.

·       Assessing impacts of disasters.
·        Assessing risks.
·       Capacity assessment of communities for disasters.
·       Enhancing capacity by imparting training to stakeholders.
·       Evaluation of ongoing risk assessment / management / communication activities of organizations in the field of disaster management.
·       Research and Publication  
·       Networking and capacity building.
·       Emergency Relief in disasters
·       Community awareness about disaster preparedness.

·       Transparency
·       Participation
·       Accountability
·       Cultural Sensitivity
·       Gender Sensitivity
·       Ecological Sensitivity.
·       Community self-reliance & sustainability