Please be aware that this is a past event.

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.


Noriyuki Shikata – Minister, Head of Political Section, Embassy of Japan in the UK and Fmr. Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Dr. Randolph Kent – Director, Humanitarian Futures Programme, King’s College London and Internews Europe Board Member

Lois Appleby – Report Author (on secondment from DFID, Conflict Humanitarian and Security Department)

Masahiko Konno – Technical Director, Radio Ishinomaki (Ishinomaki City, Miyagi)

Representative from Google Japan (TBC)


Mark Harvey – Internews Europe Executive Director