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 Earthquake Risk Mitigation
During the last decade more than one billion people were affected by natural disasters and assets worth of US$730 billion were lost. The 2004 UNDP report "Reducing Disaster Risk: A Challenge for Development" notes that the losses from natural hazards are increasing, and have a disproportionate impact on less developed countries.

Earthquakes are one of the most disastrous of natural hazards, coming without warning and affecting nations and peoples around the entire Pacific Rim, and from North Africa through the Balkans and Middle East, India and Indonesia, to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Countries as diverse as the Philippines, Mexico, India, Peru and Turkey, to name just a few, have suffered multiple earthquake disasters in recent decades. Earthquake with fatalities in the tens of thousands have the potential to occur in Manila, Istanbul, Teheran, Tokyo and other major cities in these regions.

The course has been designed to develop a wider understanding of earthquakes and contribute to increased knowledge of earthquake risk mitigation practices.
The thematic courses are delivered in English medium only
Four Weeks (One Month)
Course Fee
Course Fee Waived
Course Contributors
Training Materials: Kyoto University: Charles Scawthorn, Junji Kiyono, and Yusuke Ono  
Structural Design and Technical Support: Berna Yekeler, Arseny Malov, Andrei Tolstopiatenko, Hernan Gigena, WBI
Course Development and Supervision: Katalin Demeter,WBI