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

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

2nd Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

The second local platform workshop in Yangon was conducted on 22-23 June 2016. The first day of the workshop was held at the Meeting Room of the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) Building. The outline of the GGS Project and the joint research topics were explained to the attendees by U Saw Htwe Zaw of MES. It was decided that the methodology for “Rapid Visual Screening … Continue reading 2nd Local Platform Workshop 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

Resilience Performance Scorecard Workshop in Yangon

Dr. Carlos Villacis and Dr. Christopher Burton of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation introduced the Resilience Performance Scorecard, a self-evaluation tool for cities based on the “Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient” promoted by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The overall goals of the scorecard are to provide city managers and communities a participatory tool to evaluate and monitor … Continue reading Resilience Performance Scorecard Workshop in Yangon