Preparing Ourselves for Future Earthquakes

Preparing ourselves for future earthquakes poster

In order to discuss how we can reduce the number of casualties and losses caused by earthquakes and tsunamis UNESCO’s International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disaster (IPRED) and the “Centro Peruano Japones de Investigaciones Sismicas y Mitigacion de Desastres” (CISMID) are organizing a workshop from 4 to 7 June in Lima (Peru) in the CISMID premises. Pre-disaster mitigation and preparation are crucial components of comprehensive disaster risk reduction and are vital in reducing the increasing losses resulting from disasters.
This workshop especially intends to examine the outcomes of recent major earthquakes: Japan 2011, Chile and Haiti 2010. Topics of particular interest will be discussed, including 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.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 04.06.2013 08:00 local time
End 07.06.2013 17:00 local time
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Focal point Katsumi, Yasuo
Country Peru
City Lima
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Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
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