7th Local Platform Workshop in Ward 21, Lalitpur

An Earthquake Scenario Development Workshop was held on September 9, 2017 in Ward 21 of Lalitpur Metropolitan City. The participants were mostly local youths, with a few school students and some persons with disabilities. The program started with a short lecture on volunteering and on the roles and responsibilities of volunteers before, during, and after an earthquake. There was a sharing of experience of the … Continue reading 7th Local Platform Workshop in Ward 21, Lalitpur

6th Local Platform Workshop in Ward 21, Lalitpur

A workshop in Ward 21 of Lalitpur Metropolitan City (formerly Khokana Village of Karyabinayak Municipality) was conducted to orient its newly elected ward officials and its residents on disaster risk management (DRM) at the community level and to form a ward-level DRM Committee. A total of 28 persons representing different youth groups, guthis (social organizations), the health sector, the women sector, the Scouts, the Red … Continue reading 6th Local Platform Workshop in Ward 21, Lalitpur

8th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

The 8th local platform workshop in Yangon under the GGS Project was conducted on August 15, 2017. The main objective was to prepare the draft of the urban resilience action plan of the two pilot wards in Pazundaung Township and Tamwe Township. The workshop participants were members of the Disaster Management Committee of the two wards and representatives from government departments. Resource persons from the … Continue reading 8th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

Image Scenario Workshop in Yangon

For the last workshop under the joint research on Disaster Education, Prof. Rajib Shaw organized an Image Scenario Workshop which was participated in by 21 teachers and 55 students from the two pilot wards of the GGS Project in Yangon. The workshop was held in the conference room of the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) Building inside the Hlaing University campus on August 14, 2017. In … Continue reading Image Scenario Workshop in Yangon

7th Local Platform Workshop in Ward 16, Lalitpur

A workshop on earthquake disaster scenario development was held in Ward 16 on August 12, 2017. Based on the scenario, an action plan for reducing earthquake risks will be prepared. In the workshop, the role of the youth and volunteers in disaster risk management was also discussed. (Photos from NSET) Continue reading 7th Local Platform Workshop in Ward 16, Lalitpur

Image Scenario Workshop in Kathmandu

An Image Scenario Workshop was conducted under the GGS Project joint research on Disaster Education on August 11, 2017 at the Clock Tower in Sainbu Village in Lalitpur Metropolitan City. A total of 13 students and nine teachers participated in the workshop. The students and teachers were divided into four groups. They were then asked to recall their experience of the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and … Continue reading Image Scenario Workshop in Kathmandu

Final fieldwork for joint research on risk perception and housing reconstruction in Khokana

Dr. Glenn Fernandez, GGS Project Researcher, and Mr. Sujan, an architecture student at Tribhuvan University, went back to Khokana to verify some details in the house drawings prepared after the full survey conducted in November 2016 and to interview residents about the progress of housing reconstruction in the area. Continue reading Final fieldwork for joint research on risk perception and housing reconstruction in Khokana

Courtesy Call to Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Lalitpur

Prof. Kenji Okazaki, GGS Project Leader, had a brief meeting with newly elected Mayor Chiri Babu Maharjan and Deputy Mayor Gita Satyal of Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) at the LMC Hall. The local election was the first to be held in Nepal in 20 years. Just prior to the election, Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC) and Karyabinayak Municipality merged to form LMC. The pilot wards under the … Continue reading Courtesy Call to Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Lalitpur

GGS Project Joint Meeting in Kathmandu

A joint meeting among project partners from Kyoto University, National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET), Center for Disaster Studies (CDS) of Tribhuvan University, and Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) was hosted by CDS at the Pulchowk campus of Tribhuvan University. The partners discussed updates on the progress of and future plans for GGS Project implementation. (Photo from CDS) Continue reading GGS Project Joint Meeting in Kathmandu

Final fieldwork for joint research on risk perception and housing safety in Yangon

Dr. Glenn Fernandez, GGS Project Researcher, and Mr. Phyo Hein Kyaw, a PhD student of Yangon Technological University, went back to the pilot wards in Pazundaung and Tamwe townships to verify some details in the house drawings prepared after the full survey in October 2016. Continue reading Final fieldwork for joint research on risk perception and housing safety in Yangon