10th International Training Course on Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction in Cities
Date: 15 - 24 May 2017
Venue: Bangkok, ThailandInitiated in 2003, ADPC has conducted nine (9) successful EVRC courses providing training on earthquake vulnerability reduction strategies, know-how for the development of organized approaches for earthquake vulnerability reduction, knowledge and skills for implementation of mitigation initiatives, appreciation of risk communication, analysis of the need to develop multi-sectoral partnerships for successful implementation of mitigation measures.
The Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction Course in Cities (EVRC) has been designed to achieve the goal of supporting the creation of earthquake resilient society. With rich experiences in providing similar training courses on natural disaster risk reduction at international level, ADPC provides a model training experience in this course by integrating study materials, audio visual tools, and interactive learning strategies, while bringing together earthquake preparedness and mitigation experience from severely affected countries around the world.
By completing the course, the EVRC participants will learn how to:
- Develop organized approaches for understanding earthquake risk and its impacts
- Measure the extent of earthquake vulnerability, and assess the capacity to response
- Formulate and apply appropriate strategies for comprehensive earthquake vulnerability and risk reduction
- Prepare for earthquake emergencies for efficient earthquake vulnerability reduction
- Integrate earthquake risk management strategies with recovery and rehabilitation plans and programs
EVRC offers a comprehensive approach to the development of earthquake vulnerability and risk reduction strategies, which enables and outlook of earthquake situation, and addresses required measures for preparedness and planning to response. The course brings out theoretical knowledge, state-of-art practices, as well as successes and failures of global earthquake risk management experience. The course is divides into four modules with key topics as following;
MODULE 1: PRINCIPLES OF EARTHQUAKE RISK REDUCTION
- Understanding the disaster risk management process
- Basic concepts and operational terminologies in earthquake risk reduction
- Earthquake and collateral hazards
- Linkages between urbanization and earthquake risk at national and regional levels
MODULE 2: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES OF EARTHQUAKE RISK ASSESSMENT
- Geological mechanism of earthquake
- Process of earthquake hazard assessment and micro-zoning
- Assessment of earthquake vulnerability with respect to building and lifelines
- Understanding the social and economic vulnerability to earthquake
- Tools for rapid earthquake risk assessment
- Earthquake damage assessment and loss estimation using HAZUS
MODULE 3: EARTHQUAKE VULNERABILITY AND RISK REDUCTIOIN STRATEGIES
- Concepts of earthquake risk reduction
- Approaches for non-structural earthquake risk mitigation
- Economics of earthquake vulnerability reduction
- Institutional setup/ policy framework for earthquake vulnerability reduction
MODULE 4: PLANNING FOR EARTHQUAKE RISK REDUCTION
- Damage and need assessment during earthquake disaster event
- Search and rescue operations and developing response mechanism
- Incident command system
- Mass casualty management
- Contingency planning for earthquake risk management
- City level action planning for earthquake safety
- Planning for seismic safety at community and household level
- Earthquake vulnerability reduction planning and protect implementation
- Capacity building for empowering various stakeholders
- Planning for reconstruction and recovery
- Resource management and response planning
EVRC offers a comprehensive approach to the development of earthquake vulnerability and risk reduction strategies, which enables an outlook of earthquake situation, and addresses required measures for preparedness and planning to response. The course brings out theoretical knowledge, state-of-art practices, as well as successes and failures of global earthquake risk management experience.
This course is particularly useful for those concerned with earthquake vulnerability reduction upon the development context. It is open to all countries. Participation by decision makers, elected and appointed national and local administrators, development and planning authorities, as well as officials in urban planning, housing, public works, and related sectors. is especially encouraged. The course is of certain benefits to private real estate land developers, personnel from emergency response agencies, and officials from UN, NGOs, and other international agencies working on disaster risk reduction and mitigation.
The class size is limited to 25 persons. ADPC accepts the nomination on a “first come, first served” basis provided the applicant meets the course requirement.
Package A without accommodation: USD 2,075
Package B with accommodation: USD 2,900
The standard course fee of USD 2,075 covers the course tuition, training materials, meeting package, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch and dinners, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
Participants who want to stay at the hotel where the course will be conducted can choose an alternative course package B.
Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. The application can be submitted online at www.adpc.net/tsu/sign-in.asp.
If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC's account through a bank transfer not later than April 15, 2017. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled. Please note that personal checks are not accepted as a form of payment.
If you are unable to attend, a substitute applicant is welcome to attend in your place, provided the participation criteria described above have been met. Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least three weeks prior to course commencement; in which case, 15 percent of the course fee will be deducted for banking charges and administrative costs. No refunds are available for cancellation within three weeks prior to course commencement.