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

9th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

The 9th local platform workshop in Yangon under the GGS Project was conducted on December 1, 2017. The main objective was to finalize 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 and representatives from the Fire Service Department, the Myanmar Red Cross Society, and the schools in … Continue reading 9th Local Platform Workshop 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

7th Local Platform Workshop in Ward 21, Lalitpur

An Earthquake Scenario Development Workshop was held on September 9, 2017 in Ward 21 of Lalitpur Metropolitan City. The participants were mostly local youths, with a few school students and some persons with disabilities. The program started with a short lecture on volunteering and on the roles and responsibilities of volunteers before, during, and after an earthquake. There was a sharing of experience of the … Continue reading 7th Local Platform Workshop in Ward 21, Lalitpur

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

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