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IISEE Training

Latin American Earthquake Engineering Course

Latin America, one of the earthquake prone regions, has been severely devastated by strong jolting many times during its history, lagging behind in dissemination of earthquake resistant structural technology. Building Research Institute of Japan has been collaborating on the JICA technical cooperation projects and carrying out the field of earthquake engineering, in Mexico, Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua, etc. Furthermore, many training participants from other Latin American countries have studied in IISEE, too. However, due to the Japanese ODA (Official Development Assistance) budget policy after the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster, the emphasis lies on capacity building rather than conventional technical cooperation projects in Latin American countries. Considering these circumstances and their mother tongue in Latin America, IISEE/BRI has decided to propose to JICA for a new short period training course on earthquake engineering. The training will be conducted in Spanish. JICA approved the proposal and 2-months’ training course on enhancement and dissemination of earthquake resistant technology for buildings in Latin American Countries is started in June 2014. 14 participants from 4 countries come to join the course in 2014.

Opening Ceremony in 2014