New JFUNU Donation Scheme Supports Recovery from Noto Peninsula Earthquake 

The initiative will support organizations working on resilient reconstruction in cooperation with UNU-IAS. 

A new donation scheme launched by the Japan Foundation for the United Nations University (JFUNU) will support organizations working with UNU-IAS on resilient reconstruction from the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake. 

The earthquake on 1 January 2024 devastated the Noto Peninsula and the surrounding Hokuriku region. UNU-IAS has been working closely with local communities in the region for many years, including some of those most severely impacted by the earthquake. Research and educational activities of the UNU-IAS Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK) advance conservation of satoyama and satoumi landscapes, local implementation of the FAO Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) programme, and development of models for localizing the SDGs. 

 The JFUNU initiative will help to rebuild livelihoods and communities on the Noto Peninsula. The contributions received will be distributed to organizations working on resilient reconstruction in the affected regions to preserve satoyama and satoumi landscapes. 

JFUNU began receiving donations under the new scheme on 27 February 2024. Further information is available on the JFUNU website

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