Dr. Hirokazu Tatano isProfessor, Disaster Prevention research Institute, Kyoto University
Dr. Hirokazu Tatano is a professor at Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan. From September 2010, he is serving a role of Vise President of International Society of Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM Society).  He is aslo serving a secretary-general of Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) from 2015. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Kyoto University.

Much of Dr. Tatano’s research is on the economics of natural hazards. He also served as a leader of Disaster Risk Management Research Field, GCOE Program on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities (2005-2010). He recently coordinated to analyze the economic consequences of the 2011 Tohoku-oki Earthquake and Tsunami.

Dr. Tatano has done pioneering research on economic consequence analysis and his major focus has been on economic resilience to natural disasters at the levels of the individual business, market, and regional economy. Another his research focus is methodologies for integrated disaster risk management and governance. Through these academic acitivities, he wish to contribute establishing “implementation science” as a key area of science for disaster risk reduction.