Saturday, October 6, 2012

2010 International Follow-Up Workhop Kobe JAPAN


Completed 2004-2011 JICA Training:
JICA Group Training on DRR Strategy for Urban Earthquake has completed its 8 year activity.
2004 to 2008, about 10 participants in Fall course every year.
2009 to 2011, Spring and Fall courses in every year
DRR Strategy based on Proactive & Holistic approach; Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Risk Communication

Outcomes of JICA-RCUSS Training:
More than 100 participants completed the training course.
Completed twice the Follow-Up Workshop in Japan by inviting JICA ex-participants.
Three regional groups were formed; Asia, Middle East & North Africa (MENA), and Latin America by selecting the leaders and the coordinators




Organized  regional workshops:
Asia: 2011,May 1 to 4 in Islamabad, Pakistan based on 2005 Kashimire EQ and 2010 Flood
MENA: 2011,Dec 1 to 3 in Ankara, Izmit, Istanbul in Turkey based on seismic risk in MENA (e.g, 1999 & 2011 Turkey EQs and others)
Latin America: 2012,March 5 to 7 in Bogota in Colombia based on UDRR in LATAM & Information Sharing

Lessons learnt from recent EQ:
The checking system for EQ affects on structures and its judgment
Lessons from the 1999 Turkey EQ have been implemented?
How to improve our urban development and renovation
“Invest Today for Safer Tomorrow” :UNISDR Campaign
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET) posed problems of a Super-Wide disaster and a Compound (Cascading) disaster
The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake was Urban EQ disaster
Spring & Fall JICA participants have been to Iwate prefecture to observe the damages.
For 2015 UNWCDR, Japan has proposed to organize – Future strategy of HFA??

RCUSS will continue its JICA training “DRR strategy for Mega-Disasters” for the period of  2012 to 2014.
Over 100 JICA ex-participants have a common framework for proactive and holistic DRR; Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Risk Communication
Many thanks for the supporting organization in each country for JICA ex-participant Workshops

Prof.Yasuo Tanaka

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