UNESCO-IPRED Workshop: “Protecting Structures, Saving Lives”

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This international IPRED (International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disasters) workshop is organized by UNESCO and the 'Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile', with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan(MLIT).
UNESCO launched the IPRED programme in July 2008 to identify gaps and priorities through sharing scientific knowledge and experience in seismology and earthquake engineering, and to support policies and public awareness which improve preparation against earthquakes.

This workshop will specifically examine the outcomes of recent major earthquakes: Indonesia in 2009, Chile and Haiti in 2010, and Japan and New Zealand in 2011. Topics of particular interest will also be discussed, including safety-related issues for communities, public structure and housing safety (building codes); consequently new technologies and techniques will be presented.

UNESCO has invited speakers from the Chilean scientist communities, including seismologists, earthquake engineers and building professionals, as well as guest speakers from eight other earthquake-prone countries (El Salvador, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Romania and Turkey). Representatives of UNESCO and JICA will also participate and present their activities in the field of earthquake disaster reduction.

This workshop will contribute to the reduction of earthquake losses and would potentially contribute to the health and safety of millions of people worldwide.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 26.07.2011 08:00 local time
End 28.07.2011 17:00 local time
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Focal point Katsumi, Yasuo
Organizer SC/BES/DR
Contact y.katsumi@unesco.org
Country Chile
City Santiago de Chile
Venue Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Street Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of Chile to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 130
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO-IPRED Platform
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