3rd Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

The third local platform workshop in Yangon City, Myanmar on 15 July 2016 consisted of three sessions: opening ceremony and presentations in the morning and town-watching in the afternoon. Prof. Kenji Okazaki, Prof. Makoto Usami and Dr. Koichi Shiwaku, and Dr. Glenn Fernandez, from the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) of Kyoto University, provided their presentation about the GGS Project and the joint research being conducted among Kyoto University, Yangon Technological University (YTU), Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), and Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). Ms. Thinn Hlaing Oo, also of GSGES, served as emcee of the morning program.

The workshop was covered by Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV). A copy of the news segment can be viewed using this link: https://www.facebook.com/mrtvwebmediaportal/videos/1139106822801809/

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In the afternoon session, parallel town-watching workshops were conducted in Tamwe Township and Pazundaung Township. Groups consisting of teachers, students, and community members prepared maps showing safe and unsafe locations in their ward.

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On 16 July, members of the joint research team on risk perception and housing safety led by Prof. Okazaki conducted their pre-survey in Tamwe and Pazundaung townships. A debriefing was held immediately afterward to discuss improvement of the survey questionnaire and schedule of the full survey.

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