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28-30 September 2009  (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

The ADRC mission visited the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights and Disaster Management Center to discuss the monitoring of nature disaster through space utilization and to further promote cooperation in that field. We also visited the Department of Meteorology, Survey Department, Coast Conservation Department and National Building Research Organization, to discuss the role of the utilization of the Space Technology for monitoring of nature disasters. 

(2009/10/06  17:30)

8-11 September 2009 (Bhutan)


The overall objective of the project in Bhutan is to strengthen institutional and communal capacity to plan and implement disaster risk reduction strategies through integrated disaster preparedness and recovery approach.

This particular workshop aimed at reviewing seismic retrofitting and vulnerability evaluation guidelines and tools for assessment of private and public buildings developed by experts in Bhutan.
Three Japanese experts presented their evaluation results and suggestions based on their careful examination of relevant materials and comparison with similar cases in other countries. It was followed by intensive discussion and exchange of thoughts between Japanese experts and eighteen participants, mostly engineers, from capital Timpu or surrounding areas.


3-4 September 2009 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

The ADRC visited ASEAN Secretariat to discuss how to proceed on with the Feasibility Study on ASEAN Coordination Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) and how to prepare for a future project on disaster management communication network system in the ASEAN. The ADRC will be participating in the F/S on AHA Centre which aims to examine, inter alia, requirements and necessary resources for the AHA Centre to become fully operational.

The ADRC also visited the JST-JICA Project office to discuss how to implement the JST-JICA Project for Multi-disciplinary Hazard Reduction from Earthquakes and Volcanoes in Indonesia.  Funded by JICA (Japan international Cooperation Agency) and JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency), the project aims to strengthen the platform of collaboration among researchers and officials concerned with disaster risk. The project team is composed of 6 groups, among which the ADRC has taken part in Group 6: Application of the research and establishment of collaboration mechanism between researchers and the government officials and Group 5: Education and outreach for disaster reduction.

(2009/09/10 13:10)

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