The Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Tokyo, introduces a new bilingual website, “Japan Solidarity Project – Solidarity and DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) in Education” that showcases solidarity messages from learners and educators across the Asia-Pacific region sent to their counterparts who were affected by the March 11, 2011 disaster in East Japan.
ACCU is an implementing partner of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) for the Japan Solidarity Project.
Bangladesh, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Japan has created solidarity messages.
The website documents hundreds of heartwarming solidarity messages that were sent to Japan as well as school projects to raise awareness of DRR that were held in “ASPnet schools (UNESCO Associated Project Network)” in these countries.
An international forum on DRR will be held in May 2012 at Sendai City with the co-operation of Educational Reconstruction Support Center, Miyagi University of Education, Miyagi prefecture.
General information and contents of the forum will be updated through this website.
Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU)
Education Cooperation Division, （Ms. Kudo）