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A Seminar on Disaster Preparedness & Quick Recovery in Hawaii

Posted on Feb. 27, 2023

Sponsored by the East-West Center and the Japan-America Society of Hawaii

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, Dr. Karl Kim, Executive Director of NDPTC, took part in the Seminar on Disaster Preparedness and Quick Recovery in Hawaii, which was sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) in partnership with Keidanren USA, the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu and the East-West Center.

Based on Hawaii and Japan’s shared experience as island communities, this seminar gathered experts from both regions to discuss the topics of disasters and recovery. Expert panelists presented and discussed what has been learned from past disasters and how this information is shaping the ways we prepare for future disasters in their respective fields, including but not limited to technology, utilities, communication, and the insurance industry. During the second half of the panel discussion, experts presented and discussed how recovery efforts are evolving and shared some of the innovations being developed for preparedness and recovery.

To watch the video recording, go to Webinar