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SES# Program Video
1 Welcome address
Assoc. Prof. Minako Jen Yoshikawa, GSAIS, Kyoto University
Opening session: WENDI as a think tank with human resources and tangible resources
2 Opening remarks
Prof. Juichi Yamagiwa, President, Kyoto University
3 Congratulatory address
Mr. Mitsuhiro Ikehara, Deputy Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) / Senior Deputy Secretary-General, Japanese National Commission for UNESCO
4 Congratulatory address
Dr. Hirotada Matsuki, Director, International Affairs, Water and Disaster Management Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MILT)
5 Introduction of WENDI including its draft policy
Prof. Kaoru Takara, Chair Holder, UNESCO Chair on Water, Energy and Disaster Management for Sustainable Development (WENDI) & Dean, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS)
Session 1: Objectives and action plans of each Co-Chair
6 Higher education and research for water-related disaster management in WENDI
Prof. Yasuto Tachikawa, Graduate School of Engineering, Co-Chair (Water-related Disaster Management)
7 UNESCO IHP Training Course
Prof. Shigenobu Tanaka, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Co-Chair (Water Resources)
8 Global lakes & reservoir repository to be linked with satellite remote sensing
Prof. Yosuke Yamashiki, GSAIS, Co-Chair (Water Quality)
9 Energy security and Easterlin paradox
Prof. Keiichi Ishihara, Graduate School of Energy Science, Co-Chair (Energy Science)
10 Energy education activities for sustainable development in Asia
Prof. Hideaki Ogaki, Institute of Advanced Energy, Co-Chair (Energy)
11 Activities of the Graduate School of Agriculture in WENDI agricultural systems and food security
Prof. Eiji Nawata, Graduate School of Agriculture, Co-Chair (Food Security)
12 Forest ecosystem studies in the Graduate School of Agriculture and WENDI Program
Prof. Mamoru Kanzaki, Graduate School of Agriculture, Co-Chair (Forestry and Biodiversity)
13 An emerging activity of WCRP/SPARC program for understanding climate variations and change in the stratosphere-troposphere coupled system
Prof. Shigeo Yoden, Graduate School of Science, Co-Chair (Climate Change)
14 Data science for disaster risk management and disaster response
Prof. Michinori Hatayama, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Co-Chair (Data Sciences)
15 Discussion and feedback Video
Session 2: Expert intervention I: Learning from experiences and identifying challenges
16 The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme: Harnessing the power of collective research and collaboration to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Dr. Peter Wells, Chief, Higher Education, UNESCO Headquarters, France
17 Emerging eco-hydrological initiative in Malaysia: River of life
Ir. Dr. Hj. Md. Nasir Md. Noh, Director General, Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Malaysia
18 Debris and mudflow model, Malaysia
Dr. Norlida Mohd Dom, Deputy Director, The Regional Humid Tropics Hydrology and Water Resources Centre for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (HTC), Malaysia
19 Ecohydrology – engineering harmony between water, environment and society
Prof. Maciej Zalewski, Director, European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences & Chairman, Department of Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Poland
20 Promoting ecohydrology as new approach to support IHP VIII Program implementation in Indonesia
Dr. Ignasius D.A. Sutapa, Executive Director, Asia and Pacific Centre for Ecohydrology (APCE-UNESCO), Indonesia
21 Platform on water resilience and disasters
Prof. Toshio Koike, Director, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), Japan
Session 3: Expert intervention II: Enhancing Inter-university and trans sectoral approach
22 More-room-for-water initiative
Prof. Matjas Mikos, UNESCO Chair Holder, UNESCO Chair on Water-Related Disasters Risk Reduction, Slovenia
23 Sustainable water management. Building connectivity between Central Asia and WENDI Chair
Dr. iur. Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, UNESCO Chair Holder, UNESCO Chair on Water Management in Central Asia, German-Kazakh University, Kazakhstan
24 Strategic water resources management study in Nan River Basin - research, policy and dissemination -
Dr. Sucharit Koontanakulvong, UNESCO Chair Holder, UNESCO Chair on Water, Disaster Management and Climate Change, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
25 Introduction on Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan Univ. (R-DMUCH) and UNESCO Chair International Training Course on “Cultural Heritage and Disaster Risk Management”
Prof. Takeyuki Okubo, Director, Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage (UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Risk Management), Ritsumeikan University, Japan
26 Discussion Video
Session 4: Discussion: Moving Forward
27 Discussion Video
28 Closing remarks
Prof. Kayo Inaba, Executive Vice President, Kyoto University