IIGR Highlights
Some of our unique and innovative accomplishments have included:



Dr. Maki Fukami Named to Head IAEM’s Japan Council

Dr. Maki Fukami, the President of the International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR), can now add a new title to her name: President of the Japan Council of the International Association of Emergency managers (IAEM). Dr. Fukami was appointed to this position at the November 2015 annual IAEM Conference in Las Vegas. At the conference, …

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IIGR supports the US-Japan Coast Guard Seminar

On February 19, 2015, IIGR supported the US-Japan Coast Guard Seminar sponsored by the Japan International Transport Institute (JITI). The seminar was entitled, “The Current Status and Future of U.S.-Japan Coast Guard Cooperation in the Asia Pacific”. The seminar brought together participants from both the U.S. and Japan for numerous interesting discussions. It was a …

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IIGR has developed an ICS guidebook in Japanese

IIGR has developed an Incident Command System (ICS) guidebook in Japanese, the first such guidebook in Japan. The guidebook was developed in cooperation with the Japan Medical Association, the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). ICS is a management system whose principles can be applied to …

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Receive the 2013 IAEM Chairman’s Award

In 2013, IIGR received the Chairman’s Award from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) “For exceptional efforts to establish a strong partnership between Japanese emergency managers and their colleagues globally.” As a new organization that is struggling to address major issues following the 2011 disaster in Japan, we at IIGR felt especially honored to …

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IIGR and IAEM Present 2-Day On-Line Lecture Series “Global Resilience from Japan”

Two years after the tragic earthquake and tsunami of 3/11, the International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR) and IAEM are co-hosting “Global Resilience from Japan,” a 2-day lecture featuring globally recognized emergency management leaders. The event will deepen attendees’ understanding of effective disaster response and management, through reflections on experiences and lessons learned from the …

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IIGR Presents one-day seminar, “3.11 Eyewitness: Perspectives from the Ground”

At the IIGR 3.11 Eyewitness “Perspectives from the Ground” forum, attendees reviewed 3.11 regarding disaster agencies’ organizational behavior and examined the administrative and managerial issues with Fukushima first responders and specialists. The event was more than just a case study within Japan; we participated in sharing information, experiences and open discussion with the US Emergency …

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