HSP Seminar #177 “INDIGENOUS DISASTER MANAGEMENT: Lessons Learned from the Typhoon and Tsunami Survivors”

  • Description :
    Based on field data, collected from Bangladesh, Japan and the USA, the presentation highlights the local perception, prediction and coping strategies of the typhoon and tsunami affected people. It further shows how the set of disaster management knowledge has been generated while living in close contact with nature and transmitted from one generation to the next, through oral tradition.  Regarding Typhoon (as called in the Pacific, cyclone in the Bay of Bengal and Hurricane in the Atlantic coast) certain predictive indicators are similar, irrespective of regional differences.  As regard Tsunami, data has been collected from the frequently affected northeastern part of Japan, facing the Pacific coast. In both the calamities, biotic and abiotic indicators used by the people are revealed and presented in a matrix.  The presentation is expected to enlighten the academic and program personnel to understand the importance of indigenous knowledge for all practical purposes.
  • Date : March 19, 2014  18:10-20:00
  • Venue : Room 303, Bldg.2 (3rd Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo (map)
  • Presenter : Dr. Shahed Hassan (Department of Anthropology; Professor, University of Dhaka)
  • Moderator : Dr. Makoto Maruyama (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Professor, University of Tokyo)
  • Language : English
  • Organizers :
    Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
    Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, University of Tokyo
  • Co-organizer :
    Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo

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