JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme H: Disaster Prevention and People: Working Towards the Creation of a Strong Society

Photo of JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme participants

The Japan Foundation has conducted the "East Asia Future Leaders Programme" under the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme from 2007 to 2012.
It is a short-term exchange scheme which specifically targets young intellectuals and practitioners of particular activities aged up to 35 years in East Asia. Each program focuses on a specific theme and emphasizes a series of discussions on thematic issues common to the region, and interaction with Japanese experts and citizens with specific backgrounds.
Promising youths from the relevant fields with the related expertise expected to become the leaders of the next generation visit Tokyo and other localities, sharing every moment of study tour program together and nurturing a bond among the members. The program aims at developing mutual understanding and building networks among the 16 participating countries including Japan, a host country.






H: Disaster Prevention and People: Working Towards the Creation of a Strong Society

19 youths from the 14 countries were invited to Japan and 20 including 1 from Japan participated in the program. Those who actively involved in disaster prevention in the fields of NGOs, academia and educations, public administrations, arts, and journalism spent 12 days together and fostered solidarity. The young leaders of each country visited Tokyo, Kobe, Niigata, and exchanged their views with the counterparts in Japan.

Program Period

June 21 to July 2, 2010

List of Participants

Country Name Institution
Brunei DK Siti Ummikalthum HJ PG Hajia Muhammad Ministry of Education
Brunei Mas Diana Binti Abdul Samat Sayyidina Othman Secondary School
Cambodia Bunsopheaktra Yin Cambodian Red Cross
Indonesia Avianto Amri Plan International Indinesia
Indonesia Ida Ansharyani University of Samawa
Laos Khounkham Douangphachone Own Village Association
Malaysia Lim Choun Sian Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute
Myanmar Tay Zar Moe Myint UNDP
Philippines Catherine Cristobal Abon National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines-Diliman
Thailand Dawan Sanlee Save Andaman Network Foundation
Vietnam Nguyen Trong Ninh Plan International in Vietnam
Australia Heath Owen Bracey Tasmania Fire Service
Australia Jennifer Kate Clancy Australian Agency for International Development
New Zealand Costley Nichola Ann West Coast Regional Council
India Prerna Sharma Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society
India Manish Prasad Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society
China Zhao Xu Shining Stone Community Action
Korea Sang-Hyun Park National Institute for Disaster Prevention
Korea Young-Bin Kim The Republic of Korea National Red Cross
Japan Yuko Ikenouchi Ph.D. Student


Date Program
June 21 (Mon) Arrival in Japan
June 22 (Tue) Orientation
Keynote Lecture, Tamiyo Kondo, Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University
Country Report from the Participants
Welcome Reception
June 23 (Wed) Courtesy Call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Visit Cabinet Office
Site Visit: Flood in Urban Area: Sea level area in Tokyo (NGO, Lecture, Site Visit)
June 24 (Thu) Leave Tokyo for Kobe
Visit Kobe City Office, Lecture
Visit Hyogo Prefectural Office, Lecture
June 25 (Fri) Visit Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ARDC)
Visit Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (DRI)
Visit Environment and Disaster Mitigation Course, Maiko Public High School
June 26 (Sat) Visit Local Communities
June 27 (Sun) Individual Research
June 28 (Mon) Leave Kobe for Niigata
Visit Niigata Prefectural Office (Courtesy Call, Lecture)
Cultural Tour in Niigata
June 29 (Tue) Visit Local Communities
June 30 (Wed) Leave Niigata for Tokyo
Preparation for Presentation (Individual and group)
July 1 (Thu) Group Report and Workshop
Overall Evaluation Session
Farewell Dinner
July 2 (Fri) Departure of the Participants


『Disaster Prevention and People:
Working Toward the Creation of a Strong Society』
The report book includes the overview of the study tour, keynote lecture of the program advisor Dr. Tamiyo Kondo, group presentations and individual reports of the participants.

  • Published by: The Japan Foundation
  • Date: January 2011
  • ISBN: 978-4-87540-129-2
  • A4 format, English, Not for Sale

JENESYS Programme
  • *This is a part of JENESYS (Japan - East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) Programme.
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