The Disaster Management and Resiliency in the Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships program,  May 13-27, 2012, is co-sponsored by the East-West Center and the Center for Global Partnership. This new 14-day professional dialogue, study and travel program is designed for 12 working print, broadcast and online journalists from the United States, Japan, China and those Asian and Oceanic countries bordering the tectonic Pacific Plate. It will introduce participating journalists to a broad range of disaster management activities in the United States and Japan as well as post-disaster challenges to political, economic and energy resiliency. Emphasis will be placed on:
disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts at the local, federal and international levels;
government, military, business and civil-society initiatives successful in reducing risk and in providing assistance post-disaster;
resilience to recover from disasters and the maintenance of political structures, economic markets, energy policies and the functionality of society in the wake of a catastrophe;
impact of recent catastrophic natural disasters on economic markets and supply chains throughout the Asia Pacific region;
responses to the Fukushima nuclear crisis and the future of energy policy and security in the Asia Pacific region.
Study Tour Destinations: San Francisco, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Tokyo, Japan; Sendai, Japan
Application Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2012
The program covers all air transportation, lodging, and program-related ground transportation and meals for participating journalists.
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