IIGR values emergency management training and education above all. Our program reaches out to government agencies as well as to the private sector, the non-profit sector, and the academic sector.

By teaching the common language of emergency management, we strive to prepare leaders to respond to emergencies whether the incident is international or domestic.

1. Four characteristics of IIGR’s education program

Four characteristics of IIGR’s education program are “Advanced Learning”, “High Quality”, “Customized” and “Full-service”.

Advanced Learning
IIGR works to strengthen the professionalism of the emergency management community by providing training and education aimed at advancing the learning of the target audience. We actively consider the level of knowledge that is already possessed by the target audience, and from there we design our instruction to reach that specific audience and advance their learning to the next level.

High Quality
Emergency management is a serious topic, and so at IIGR we take training and education very seriously. We provide high quality lectures given by first-class instructors who have extensive experience in their field and who are recognized for their expertise. We do not compromise when it comes to training and education.

IIGR’s training and education programs are customized for each target audience. Whether the target audience consists of university students, government officials, business executives, emergency responders, or others, we design and offer a program to match the background, needs, and learning objectives of that specific target audience as well as the budget of the sponsoring organization.

Depending on the length and requirements of the particular training or education program, IIGR can manage all program logistics such as accommodations, meals, and transportation.


2. Program Type

University Intensive/Exchange Program
We are accepting inquiries ongoing (year-round) from interested universities.

About the
  • This is a short-term program, usually one week in length, consisting of an intense series of seminars and discussions related to career development, leadership, research, and emergency management/disaster resilience.
  • Our participating universities to date have been from Japan, but we will consider inquiries from other countries as well.
  • The curriculum combines information developed by the US Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA) as well as information developed by IIGR.
  • The program can be customized to meet the specific educational requirements of your university.
  • Speakers are well-respected leaders in their fields from Washington area universities and other organizations.
  • We have safe, comfortable accommodations for both male and female program participants in nearby Potomac, Maryland. All meals and ground transportation are included in the program.
  • Participants will visit and network with some of the many private and governmental organizations in the Washington, DC area.
  • Program participants will also be taken as a group to visit downtown Washington, DC and see such well-known sights as the White House and the US Capitol.
Previous Participants
  • Kumamoto University
  • Kyoto University
  • Tokyo University
  • Keio University


Student Internship Program
We are accepting inquiries ongoing (year-round) from interested students and universities.

About the
  • Interns work in IIGR’s office side-by-side with IIGR staff to gain first-hand experience in the daily office operation of a small non-profit organization.
  • Most internship projects focus on internet-based research of various topics in emergency management/disaster resilience.
  • Intern projects are real-world professional research projects to support IIGR’s programs, not make-work or clerical work.
  • Interns also participate in meetings with representatives of other organizations.
  • Prior knowledge of emergency management/disaster resilience is not necessary nor is knowledge of Japan or other East Asian countries necessary.
  • Ability to conduct research and write reports under the general guidance of IIGR staff is a strong requirement.
  • Any major may be accepted, and most interns will be at the senior or graduate level.
  • Office business is conducted in English.
  • Internship dates are flexible to the schedule of the individual university.
Previous Participants


If you are interested in these programs, please feel free to contact us.