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Meridian 180 Forum: Local Knowledge and Community Participation in Disaster Response

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When: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Hiroko Strulovici  

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Sponsor: Asia-Japan Research Institute, Ritsumeikan University

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Disasters affect us more frequently and severely than ever before. To save lives and mitigate the adverse impacts of disasters, local knowledge is an indispensable resource and a capacity that should be utilized in any disaster response, and community participation is essential to identifying such local knowledge. This forum discusses how local knowledge has been adopted and used in disaster responses, and explores various methods to identify or revalidate local knowledge through community participation.

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