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

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

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

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