Guide for Enhancing Urban Disaster Resilience

Based on the GGS Project implementation experience in Kathmandu and Yangon from January 2016 to February 2018, a guide for enhancing urban disaster resilience is prepared. There are step-by-step guides on how to replicate the local platform activities and joint research activities conducted under the GGS Project. Guide on Enhancing Urban Disaster Resilience     Continue reading Guide for Enhancing Urban Disaster Resilience

GGS Project Final Report

Here is the GGS Project Final Report we submitted to the United Nations University. The report contains our accomplishments in the four pilot wards in Lalitpur, Nepal and in Yangon, Myanmar as well as activities and outputs of the five joint research teams. GGS Project Final Report Continue reading GGS Project Final Report

GGS Project Final Conference held in Lalitpur

To formally close the GGS Project implementation in Nepal, a final conference was held at the Lalitpur Metropolitan City Hall on February 22, 2018. More than 60 participants attended the final conference, including Mayor Chiri Babu Maharjan, Deputy Mayor Gita Satyal, and Chairpersons of most of the 31 wards of the city. Prof. Kenji Okazaki, Project Leader, and Dr. Glenn Fernandez, Project Researcher, also attended … Continue reading GGS Project Final Conference held in Lalitpur

Paper by the joint research team on risk perception published in IJDRR

Dr. Glenn Fernandez, Mr. Aye Min Tun, Prof. Kenji Okazaki, Mr. Saw Htwe Zaw, and Prof. Kyaw Kyaw of the joint research team on risk perception and housing safety published a paper in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR). The title of the paper is “Factors Influencing Fire, Earthquake, and Cyclone Risk Perception in Yangon, Myanmar.” The paper can be accessed using this link: … Continue reading Paper by the joint research team on risk perception published in IJDRR

Presentations on Day 2 of the International Conference on Urban Disaster Resilience

Here are the presentation files used during Day 2 (Research Symposium) of the International Conference on Urban Disaster Resilience held in Yangon: Latest Progress on the Sendai Framework for DRR by Dr. Riyanti Djalante, Academic Program Officer of UNU Urban Seismic Risk Assessment in Yangon by Dr. Kyaw Kyaw, YTU Disaster Education and Action Plan by Dr. Koichi Shiwaku, Kyoto University Urban Seismic Risk Assessment in Kathmandu by Prof. Kenji … Continue reading Presentations on Day 2 of the International Conference on Urban Disaster Resilience

Presentations on Day 1 of the International Conference on Urban Disaster Resilience

Here are the presentation files used during Day 1 of the International Conference on Urban Disaster Resilience held in Yangon: Overview of Pilot Project of Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) by Mayor Chiri Babu Maharjan Overview of UNU_s GGS Projects by Dr. Riyanti Djalante, Academic Program Officer of UNU Overview of Pilot Projects in Yangon and Kathmandu by Prof. Kenji Okazaki, GGS Project Leader Local Platform Activities in Yangon by Daw … Continue reading Presentations on Day 1 of the International Conference on Urban Disaster Resilience

International Conference on Urban Disaster Resilience held in Yangon

An international conference was held in Yangon on January 16-17, 2018 to mark the culmination of the three-year long Grant for Global Sustainability (GGS) Project in Myanmar and Nepal titled “Enhancement of urban disaster resilience through activities of local participatory platform.” The two-day conference was co-organized by Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), Yangon Technological University (YTU), Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), and the Graduate School of Global … Continue reading International Conference on Urban Disaster Resilience held in Yangon

Paper by the joint research team on urban seismic risk assessment published in Frontiers

Assoc. Prof. Aiko Furukawa and Prof. Junji Kiyono of the joint research team on urban seismic risk assessment published a paper with three other co-authors in the Frontiers in Built Environment. The title of the paper is “Evaluation of Damage to a Historic Masonry Building in Nepal through Comparison of Dynamic Characteristics before and after the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.” The paper can be accessed using … Continue reading Paper by the joint research team on urban seismic risk assessment published in Frontiers

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

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