Report Launch - Connecting the Last Mile: The Role of Communications in the Great East Japan Earthquake
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (GMT)
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon, courtesy the Thomson Reuters Foundation – AlertNet”
On the eve of the two-year anniversary of the triple earthquake, tsunami
and nuclear power crisis that struck North Eastern Japan, Internews
Europe is publishing a study on the role that communications played in disaster
recovery and response. Report Author Lois Appleby will present her main
findings before a debate with a panel of humanitarian experts and emergency responders.
Minister, Head of Political Section, Embassy of Japan in the UK
Dr. Randolph Kent
Director, Humanitarian Futures Programme, King's College London
Internews Europe Board Member
Report Author (on secondment from DFID, Conflict Humanitarian and Security Department)
Technical Director, Radio Ishinomaki (Ishinomaki City, Miyagi)
Internews Europe Executive Director
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