ICL Headquarters

ICL Headquarters in Kyoto, Japan


The International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) was established in January 2002 by adopting its statutes.

In order to obtain the legal status of the ICL, the headquarters of ICL was registered as a legal body (No. 1300-05-005237) to Kyoto Prefectural Government in Japan under the Japanese law to promote NPO (Non-Profit Organization) in August 2002. The registered legal body in Japan (hereinafter referred to as “NPO-ICL”) submits the activity reports and the tax payment documents in Japanese to relevant government offices in Japan. Therefore, the Statutes of ICL (III-4) describes that the official languages of the Consortium are English and Japanese.


NPO-Japan serves for various functions to promote the understanding and reducing landslide disaster risk.

1. The Secretariat of the International Consortium on Landslides

2. The Secretariat of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL)

3. The Secretariat for monthly journal “Landslides: Journal of International Consortium on Landslides”.

4. The Secretariat for ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025.

5. The Secretariat of the UNITWIN Cooperation Programme “UNESCO/KU/ICL Landslide and Water-related Disaster Risk Management for Society and the Environment Cooperation Programme”

6. Hosting the IPL World Centre (IWC).

The IWC is a part of the legal body of ICL and managed by the Council of the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (GPC/IPL). Members of the Council consists of a group of advisors from Government offices of Japan, Kyoto University, ICL-IPL experts, and a group of members from directors and advisor of NPO-Japan, representatives of ICL full members in Japan, and officers and ex-officers of ICL and GPC/IPL. The government offices will change annually. Therefore, the members are updated in each Japanese fiscal year (1 April to 31 March next year). The members for 2018 fiscal year are shown in IPL Global Promotion Committee of the IPL WEB.

Location of ICL Headquarters

Administration office: International Consortium on Landslides

138-1 Tanaka-Asukai cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8226, Japan

Tel:+81 (75) 723 0640, Fax:+81(75) 950 0910

secretariat@iclhq.org,  URL: http://icl.iplhq.org/

Joint research office for UNITWIN-UNESCO/KU/ICL Cooperation Programme: International Consortium on Landslides

UNITWIN Headquarters Building, Kyoto University Uji Campus, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

URL: http://iplhq.org/unitwin/

Members of NPO-Japan hosting ICL Headquarters

理事長(General director): Kyoji Sassa

経営担当理事(Managing director): Kaoru Takara

学術代表(Research director):Kazuo Konagai

研究推進員(Research promotion officer): Khang Dang

広報委員(Information officer): Kiyoharu Hirota

シニアーアドバイザー(Senior advisor): Salvano Briceno

IPL アドバイザー (IPL advisor): Badaoui Rouhban

ICLアドバイザー(ICL advisor): Satoru Nishikawa

事務担当者 (Secretaries)

経理担当(Accountant): Mie Ueda

会員サービス担当(Member Services):Kumiko Fujita