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

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

2nd Local Platform Workshops in Kathmandu

Prof. Kenji Okazaki delivered a lecture on “Earthquake Disaster and Risk Assessment” as a kind of technical assistance to the local participatory platform workshops in Karyabinayak Municipality on 18 May 2016 (68 participants) and in Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City on 19 May 2016 (108 participants). Continue reading 2nd Local Platform Workshops in Kathmandu

Field Survey around Yangon City

The last activity in the international kick-off conference in Yangon was a field survey around the city held on 19 March 2016. The participants visited eight sites, as shown in the map below. Tar Mwe Township Development Committee Office and Upper Kyauk Myaung Kyi Ward (09:15 – 10:10) At the Tar Mwe Township Development Committee Office, U Than Oo, the Township Administrator, welcomed the group … Continue reading Field Survey around Yangon City

1st Expert Meeting on the GGS Project

To explain the objectives and goals of the project, the roles and responsibilities of the partner organizations, and the research interest of participating experts, a half-day meeting was held on 17 March 2016 in the Meeting Room of the Myanmar Engineering Society Building in the Hlaing University Campus. Opportunities for joint research between Japanese experts and Myanmar counterparts were presented and discussed. Researchers from Kyoto … Continue reading 1st Expert Meeting on the GGS Project

SDRA Survey in Yangon

To understand the current condition of the schools in the target townships in Yangon,  the School Disaster Resilience Assessment (SDRA) was conducted under the joint research on Disaster Education. SDRA is a tool developed at Kyoto University and first applied in Vietnam and in disaster-affected areas in Japan. SDRA consists of five dimensions and each dimension has three parameters. Under each parameter, there are five … Continue reading SDRA Survey in Yangon

CDRI Survey in Yangon

The Climate Disaster Resilience Index (CDRI) survey in Yangon was conducted on February 29 and March 1, 2016 by Dr. Koichi Shiwaku. The respondents were the staff of the Township Administration Office of Pazundaung and Tamwe townships. CDRI consists of five dimensions and each dimension has five parameters (see Table 1 below). Continue reading CDRI Survey in Yangon