Connecting the Last Mile: The Role of Communications in the Great East Japan Earthquake

Wednesday 6 March 2013          12.00pm – 2.00pm

GSMA Head Office
Seventh Floor
5 New Street Square
New Fetter Lane
London  EC4A 3BF

Free – to register visit the website

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
Fmr. Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs Prime Minister’s Office, Great East Japan Earthquake

Dr. Randolph Kent
Director of Humanitarian Futures Programme
King’s College London
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


Mark Harvey
Executive Director, Internews Europe


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