25 November 2017 - 28 November 2017
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

World Bosai Forum

RISK Program to present state-of-the-art research findings on multi-agent models, highlighting the importance of systemic risk in disaster economics.

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RISK researcher Junko Mochizuki will be presenting at the World Bosai Forum (International Disaster and Risk Conference) from November 25-28 in Japan.

This is the first biannual risk conference of the Sendai Framework, and is being conducted in collaboration with the International Disaster Risk Conference in Davos Switzerland. Approximately 500 participants who specialize in a variety of fields and come from different types of organizations are expected to attend.

Junko will be presenting RISK Program research on agent-based modeling conducted by herself, Asjad Naqvi, and Sebastian Poledna as part of a session titled “Economic evaluation model for mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into development issues -Where we are and where we go." The panel will be held on November 27th at 15:30 and composed of lead economists in disaster research, including Dr. Muneta Yokomatsu from Kyoto University and Dr. Yoshihide Sekimoto from University of Tokyo.

on November 27th at 15:30. The presentation will focus on the positive effect of disaster investment for the economy, as well as issues of data collection. More specifically, Junko will elaborate on how to perform proper economic evaluations in instances where there is very little data available.

The discussion will draw on the experience that RISK has in agent-based modeling. The RISK Program has effectively used agent-based modeling in the past during the SHELscape (Simulation Hub for Economic Landscapes) Project, which focused on the South Asia Earthquake in October 2005. Another application of agent-based modeling was used to study data on the Austrian economy, including both economic activity and key entities.

The conclusion of the presentation will consider potential future uses of the model.

World Bosai Forum

The World Bosai Forum was called into action under the Sendai Framework as part of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The World Bosai Forum will be hosted by Japan, and is working together with the prestigious International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) in Davos, Switzerland.

The intention of the forum is to gather international experts on disaster risk reduction to address obstacles in their field. Although many meetings will be for specialists and stakeholders, portions of the conference will also be open to the public.

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