Sixth Session of the IPRED and UNESCO-IPRED International Memorial Symposium on “Preparing Ourselves for Future Earthquakes”
Dates: 4th - 7th June 2013
Venue: Centro Peruano-Japonés de Investigaciones Sísmicas y Mitigación de Desastres (CISMID), Lima, Perú
Pre-disaster mitigation and preparation are crucial components of comprehensive disaster risk reduction and are vital in reducing the increasing losses resulting from disasters. In order to discuss how we can reduce the number of casualties and losses caused by earthquakes and tsunamis, the Centro Peruano Japonés de Investigaciones Sísmicas y Mitigación de Desastres (CISMID) Facultad de Ingeniería Civil - FIC Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are co-organizing the UNESCO-IPRED “Preparing Ourselves for Future Earthquakes” to be held June 4th to 7th 2013, in the CISMID, Lima.
This workshop especially intends to examine the outcomes of recent major earthquakes; Japan 2011, Chile and Haiti 2010. Topics of particular interest include the safety issues of communities, public structure and housing safety (building codes). The system of post-earthquake investigation and other activities under the IPRED scheme will also be discussed.
On this occasion, The Sixth Session of the International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disasters (IPRED) will also be held at the venue. A field visit to the earthquake-prone area of the Pisco is planned and will be hosted and sponsored by CISMID.