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

7th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

A two-day local platform workshop was held on June 15 and 16, 2017 at the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) Building. The objectives of the workshop were to provide disaster risk reduction (DRR) training to the participants and to form the Disaster Management Committee of the two GGS Project pilot wards in Yangon. The DRR training was facilitated by the Relief and Resettlement Department of Yangon … Continue reading 7th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

6th Local Platform Workshop in Lalitpur

A three-day community search and rescue training was conducted from March 10 to 12, 2017 at the Disaster Risk Management Training Center (DMTC) in Kurintar, Chitwan for 24 youths from Ward 16 of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City. Trained Armed Police Force staff and staff from the National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET) facilitated the training. (Photos from NSET) Continue reading 6th Local Platform Workshop in Lalitpur

5th Local Platform Workshop in Karyabinayak

The National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET) facilitated the Municipal Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Planning of Karyabinayak Municipality. A total of 86 participants and 8 facilitators attended. Municipal political parties, municipal disaster risk management committee members, ward secretaries, ward citizen forum, and representatives from different groups participated the workshop. Vulnerability Capacity Assessment result was shared and discussed with the participants. The participants also … Continue reading 5th Local Platform Workshop in Karyabinayak

5th Local Platform Workshop in Lalitpur

Five staff members of the National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET) trained 22 participants (mostly women) from Ward 16 of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC) on non-structural disaster risk mitigation. The training was held from March 1 to 3, 2017 at the LSMC Hall. (Photo from NSET) Continue reading 5th Local Platform Workshop in Lalitpur

4th Local Platform Workshop in Lalitpur

A total of 76 young persons from Ward 16 of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC) were invited to attend the 4th local platform workshop to discuss the youth’s role in disaster risk management. The workshop was held on February 11, 2017 at the LSMC Hall and was facilitated by the National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET). (Photo from NSET) Continue reading 4th Local Platform Workshop in Lalitpur

6th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

Toward the end of the first year of the implementation of the GGS Project, a local platform workshop was organized to discuss the progress and future activities in Yangon and in Kathmandu. The workshop was held at the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) Building on January 26, 2017. The CEO of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC), Mr. Bharat Mani Pandey, and the Municipal Engineer of Karyabinayak Municipality, Ms. Shubha … Continue reading 6th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

5th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

An action planning workshop for school-centered disaster risk management was conducted on January 25, 2017 at the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) Building. Principals and teachers from the following schools attended the workshop: No. 14 Basic Education Primary School (BEPS) and No. 10 Basic Education High School (BEHS) of Tamwe Township and No. 2 BEPS and No. 6 BEPS of Pazundaung Township. The action plans prepared … Continue reading 5th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon