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 Thursday, January 12, 2012

n light of the frequency and magnitude of recent natural disasters, and in line with the Hyderabad Action Plan adopted by the World Telecommunication Development Conference in 2010 (WTDC-10), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) Japan and ITU are jointly organizing a Symposium on Disaster Communications on 16 March 2012 in Sendai City, at the Sendai International Center (http://www.sira.or.jp/icenter/english/index.html and www.itu.int/itu-d/emergencytelecoms/events.html)

The event will focus on the application of telecommunications/ICTs for the purpose of disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Lessons will be mainly drawn from Japan that is currently involved in recovery efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March, 2011. The one-day symposium will be followed by an excursion around Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, one of the affected areas.

The symposium will be held back-to-back with Rapporteur Group meetings for Questions 22-1/2, 10-3/2, 11-3/2, 25/2 (15 March-21 March 2012). For the full description of each Study Questions, please visit: http://www.itu.int/net3/ITU-D/stg/index.aspx

The venue for the workshop is:

Sendai Internation Centre

Aobayama,
Aoba-ku,
Sendai,
980-0856 Japan
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