ICHARM hosted the AWCI Session
prior to the 14th AOGEO Symposium

The Asian Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI) Session was convened online on October 29, 2021, as a sectional meeting of The 14th Asia-Oceania Group on Earth Observations (AOGEO) Symposium. More than 50 people participated, including directors from related organizations in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.

In this session, among the activities of IFI platforms and SATREPS in each country, the participants reported on the development of the Online Synthesis System for Sustainability and Resilience (OSS-SR), which was agreed on at the 13th AOGEO meeting, and the implementation status and future plan of the facilitator training using an e-learning system.

In addition, three experts in the respective fields spoke about cutting-edge research and development on agriculture and food, climate change and water use, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, and floods and poverty.

Based on the discussions, the session will present recommendations to the AOGEO General Assembly, which will be held on from November 10 to 12.

The agenda and the presentation files of the meeting is as follows.


・ Coutry Report on the Platforms on Water Resilience and Disasters
 - Philippines 1
 - Philippines 2
 - Philippines 3
 - Sri Lanka
 - Indonesia

・ Thematic Presentations for Next Steps
 - Agriculture: Prof. Koki Homma, Tohoku University
 - Eco-DRR: Associate Prof. Takehito Yoshida, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,
University of Tokyo

 - Poverty: Prof. Akiyuki Kawasaki, University of Tokyo

・ Discussion on Inputs into the Statement of 14th AOGEO Symposium
 - Chair: Prof. Toshio Koike, ICHARM

*The 14th AOGEO symposium

The participants of the AWCI session
The participants of the AWCI session