Candidate countries for next annual courses have decided!
The next IISEE one-year training courses will start this September. These courses are "Seismology, Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation (JICA Course No.:J-07-00797) and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation (JICA Course No.:J-07-04051). The candidate countries are as follows:
(for Seismology, Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation course)
Bangladesh China El Salvador Fiji
India Indonesia Jordan Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic Mozambique Myanmar Nepal
Nicaragua Pakistan Peru Samoa
Saudi Arabia Sri Lanka Thailand Turkey
(for Tsunami Disaster Mitigation course)
Bangladesh India Indonesia Malaysia
The JICA's General Information has been distributed to above candidate countries. Since Required Documents should be submitted to JICA Office (or the Embassy of Japan) by June 15, 2007, please start your action immediately. We are looking forward to receiving many applications from your institutions.
Please contact JICA Overseas Offices
 The International Conference for CISMID 20th Anniversary
The Japan Peru Center for Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation (CISMID) in Peru is organizing the International Conference on Earthquake Engineering to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CISMID. The detail information is available in the following URL:
Chief Research Engineer, IISEE
 Dr. Laura Kong lectured on "Education of tsunami disaster reduction"
Cooperation between IISEE and UNESCO resumed last year after an interval of 10 years. As a part of this cooperation, UNESCO decided to dispatch lecturers to the Tsunami Course. On April 6, 2007, Dr. Laura Kong, a UNESCO lecturer, gave a lecture on "Education of tsunami disaster reduction" to participants from the Tsunami Course and some participants from the Seismology Course. Dr. Kong is a director of the International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC, http://ioc3.unesco.org/itic/ ), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. She leads the world's tsunami awareness program. She introduced the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS) and the Hawaii State Regional Tsunami Warning System. She also introduced an education, outreach, awareness, and public policy for tsunami disaster mitigation and educational materials such as "Tsunami Teacher".
Chief Research Scientist, IISEE
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