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

Pre-survey on Construction Quality in Yangon

Prof. Kazuyoshi Nishijima, team leader of the joint research on construction quality,  conducted a pre-survey at a construction site in Yangon on January 25, 2017. Staff of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), as well as professors and students from Yangon Technological University (YTU) joined the pre-survey. Prof. Nishijima demonstrated to the local joint research partners how to conduct an interview with a … Continue reading Pre-survey on Construction Quality in Yangon

4th Local Platform Workshop in Karyabinayak

For the 4th local platform workshop in Karyabinayak Municipality, a school-centered action planning workshop was conducted on November 27 and 28, 2016. The participants were principals, teachers, and school management committee members from eight schools. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Koichi Shiwaku with assistance from the staff of the National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET). The action planning process consisted of three steps: 1) … Continue reading 4th Local Platform Workshop in Karyabinayak

GGS Project Joint Meeting in Kathmandu

A joint meeting among project partners from Kyoto University, Karyabinayak Municipality, Center for Disaster Studies (CDS) of Tribhuvan University, and National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET) was held on November 25, 2016 to discuss the progress of and plans for the local platform and joint research activities. The meeting was hosted by CDS at the Pulchowk campus of Tribhuvan University. Continue reading GGS Project Joint Meeting in Kathmandu

Survey on Risk Perception and Housing Reconstruction in Khokana

Researchers from the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) of Kyoto University led by Prof. Kenji Okazaki went to Kathmandu, Nepal from November 21 to 25 to conduct a risk perception survey, a house measurement survey, and an area disaster recovery survey in Khokana Village, Karyabinayak Municipality as part of the Grant for Global Sustainability (GGS) Project joint research with the Center for Disaster Studies … Continue reading Survey on Risk Perception and Housing Reconstruction in Khokana

Field Survey for Joint Research on Urban Seismic Risk Assessment in Kathmandu

Associate Prof. Aiko Furukawa and two Kyoto University students went to Kathmandu to conduct their field survey for the joint research on urban seismic risk assessment from November 2 to 6, 2016. They also met with Dr. Basanta Adhikari of the Center for Disaster Studies (CDS) of Tribhuvan University. (Photo from Prof. Furukawa) Continue reading Field Survey for Joint Research on Urban Seismic Risk Assessment in Kathmandu

Survey on Risk Perception and Housing Safety in Yangon

Team members of the joint research on risk perception and housing safety led by Prof. Kenji Okazaki conducted a field survey in in Ward No. 2, Pazundaung Township and in Byaing Yay Oe Zin Kwet Thit Ward, Tamwe Township from 19 to 24 October. A total of 213 household representatives participated in the risk perception survey while 30 houses were drawn and measured in the … Continue reading Survey on Risk Perception and Housing Safety in Yangon

4th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

Halfway through the first fiscal year of the implementation of the GGS Project, a workshop was conducted in Yangon to review the progress of the local platform and joint research activities. There was a discussion on plans for the risk assessment in the two pilot wards. Ms. Hnin Ei Win of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) gave a presentation on the Rapid Visual Screening … Continue reading 4th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

Preliminary Survey on Construction Quality in Yangon

On July 26 and 27, 2016 the joint research team on Construction Quality led by Dr. Kazuyoshi Nishijima conducted field trips to identify potential construction survey and monitoring sites primarily in two townships in Yangon, Pazundaung and Tamwe. The objectives of the field trips were: (1) to verify the major construction types that the joint research should focus on; (2) to identify potential survey and … Continue reading Preliminary Survey on Construction Quality in Yangon