We decided to postpone the UN-GGIM WG-Disasters Conference 2020 until the coronavirus situation will be improved. We are really sorry for the inconvenience this will cause.

General information

Information about the novel Corona virus situation

The local Host would like to inform the novel Corona virus situation in Japan, as of 19 February. According to the official information from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, the total number of patients in Japan is 59 including 1 death. Among them 10 patients are residents of Tokyo metropolis. The other mass media tells the number of patients over 600 in Japan, but most of them were found in a cruise ferry and they are isolated.

During the conference, we will prepare anti-virus hand wash and also provide sanitary masks at the venue.

We hope this information will help you. We will also let you know any updates as soon as possible if we have any change on the conference.

Programme, updated on 20 February 2020


We aim at capacity building such as sharing knowledge and technology transfer.


How geospatial information and related technologies are utilized to share disaster related information and disaster risk information.

Concept Note


25-26 February 2020



International Conference Hall, JICA Global Plaza, Tokyo (postponed)

Draft agenda as of 7 February 2020 (PDF)

DAY 1 Tuesday 25 February 2020: Seminar (all day)

  1. Opening & Welcome Address
  2. Keynote Lecture
  3. Session 1 Contribution of Geodesy and Geospatial Information to Disaster Risk Reduction
  4. Session 2 Utilization of Geospatial Information by Stakeholders of Disaster Risk Reduction
  5. Session 3 Disaster Response and Building Resilience using Geospatial Information

Welcome reception

DAY 2 Wednesday 26 February 2020: Seminar (am) and Exercise (pm)

  1. Session 4 Geospatial Technology against Disasters
  2. Wrap-up - Conclusive Words -

Scenario-based Exercise on Web-based Disaster Information Sharing

DAY 3 Thursday 27 February 2020: Technical Tour (all day)

The Technical Tour is for the employees of governments and internatioal organizations only.