IIGR President Speaks at GSAIS Symposium in Japan

On November 21, the President of IIGR, Dr. Maki Fukami, served as a panelist in a major symposium in Japan. The symposium was organized by the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS), Kyoto University, and was entitled, “An Initiative of Global Leaders for Human Survivability”. Maki spoke about IIGR’s efforts, our mission, goals and what we are doing to help address the challenges of disaster resilience.

The GSAIS was established in the spring of 2013, with the mission of developing future leaders who can deal with complex, global problems both in Japan and in international contexts. The educational program at the GSAIS is supported by the Leading Graduate School Program of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

On November 23, Maki spoke about her experiences and IIGR’s efforts, and she sent hearty cheers to younger members of the audience. The November 23 event was organized by GSAIS students of Kyoto University.

IIGR’s training and education programs help to develop tomorrow’s leaders in disaster resilience by teaching the “common language” of emergency management. IIGR and GSAIS are allies in the cause of developing future leaders, and IIGR hopes to support the GSAIS program in the future.



If you are interested in learning more about the GSAIS program, please visit: http://www.sals.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/index.html