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The Kansai Resilience Forum 2019

Date & Location: February 22, 2019 | Kobe, Japan
Main Venue: The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

The Kansai Resilience Forum 2019 is an event organised by The Government of Japan in collaboration with The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), which looks at resilience from different interdisciplinary perspectives and paradigms, from the abstract concept to the concrete, with contributions from thought leaders in academia, business and government.

Although Japan focussed, this event will invite comparative and contrastive reflection on the concept and reality of resilience as a positive and necessary trait for survival in individuals and societies, and how it can be nurtured through education and training in the preparation for challenges of all kinds.

The one-day invitation only event will comprise panels on Disaster Management Strategy, Resilience and Society and Resilience and the Globalising Economy, and will culminate with a special event with world renowned architect, Tadao Ando, who designed the event venue, the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, following the Kobe earthquake of 1995. Completed in 2002 the museum is a symbol of regeneration and renewal, and a testament to the resilience of the city.

The Kansai Resilience Forum is organised with the kind support of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University, Kobe University and the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art.

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