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Kokusai Kogyo lead project, the GIDES in Brazil won the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction

Kokusai Kogyo, a subsidiary of Japan Asia Group, is leading an ongoing project in Brazil — the JICA Project for Strengthening National Strategy of Integrated Natural Disaster Risk Management (GIDES) — which was awarded the United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Cancun, Mexico from May 24th to May 26th.

 

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), with the cooperation of Japan’s Nippon Foundation, is recognizing organizers/implementers of projects that achieve remarkable results in reducing and raising awareness of disaster risks by awarding the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction. This award is the most prestigious prize in the field of disaster prevention and reduction and was established more than 30 years ago with the aim of promoting the activities of organizations and individuals who are implementing measures to mitigate natural disaster risks.

 

The internationally award winning project in Brazil, GIDES, has been implemented by JICA since 2013. This project is being executed collaboratively by a long-term expert team — Japanese officers from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism and prefectural governments — and a short-term expert team of consultants. Kokusai Kogyo has been leading the short-term expert team since 2015.

 

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UNISDR: http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53433