On 5 August 2016, Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City held its third local platform workshop. Around 90 workshop participants from Ward 16 identified the vulnerabilities and capacities of their community. They will use their output to update the vulnerabilities and capacities assessment (VCA) conducted prior to the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake. The updated VCA will be used as one of the inputs in formulating Ward 16’s disaster resilience action plan. On the other hand, Karyabinayak Municipality held its third local platform workshop from 8 to 13 August 2016. Members of the Disaster Management Committee attended a five-day training on community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) conducted by the National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET).
Dr. Glenn Fernandez also met with Prof. Nagendra Raj Sitoula, the Director of the Center of Disaster Studies (CDS) of Tribhuvan University, to discuss the progress of the joint research among Kyoto University, CDS, and NSET on four topics: urban seismic risk assessment, disaster education, housing reconstruction and risk perception, and social fairness of policies and action plans. Dr. Koichi Shiwaku discussed with Prof. Nagendra and his students the fieldwork to be conducted in Khokana related to the disaster education joint research.