The Asia Megacities Forum 2006 was held on 3-4 November in Kobe, Japan. The Forum was organized by EMI and Kobe University – Research Center for Urban Safety and Security (RCUSS), with the support of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), ProVention Consortium, United Nations Development Programme/Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery (UNDP/BCPR), United Nations-International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR), and World Bank Institute (WBI).
The Forum was conceived to provide the venue for a knowledge sharing experience on disaster risk reduction and management among megacities in Asia. It served as a continuation of EMI’s efforts to respond to the Hyogo Framework of Action’s call for disaster risk reduction in mega-urban regions and provided the opportunity for strengthening network cooperation and advancing state-of-the-art knowledge. Twelve (12) EMI megacity partners and observers participated in the Forum, with each partner city represented by a city officer and an academic research leader.
Editors: Kristoffer Berse, Asteya Santiago
Editorial Consultants: Fouad Bendimerad, Jeannette Fernandez, Shirley Mattingly
Prepared by Dr. Asteya Santiago
- Session Reports
Prepared by Dr. Antonio Fernandez, Dr. Amod Dixit, Ms. Jeannette Fernandez, Dr. Kambod Amini Hosseini, Dr. Asteya
Santiago, and Ms. Violeta Seva
- Presentations and/or Papers
Prepared by Ms. Tara Ledesma and
Nadia Pulmano, with Mr. Irwin Lopez and Dr. Marqueza Reyes
- Program of Activities
- List of Participants
- MEGA-Learn Tour