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

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

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

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