Capacity Development Group Training on Seismic Microzonation
The cities and towns in the North and Central Asia as well as South and South West Asia subregions are exposed to high seismic risk. The lack of preparedness for earthquake in these subregions continues to be one of the key challenges, highlighting the urgent needs for reducing seismic risk and building resilience. The Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) in Tehran has put in place a programme of work that addresses capacity development in disaster information management following regional cooperation and South-South cooperation modality. APDIM organized with the technical assistance of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) the first Regional Capacity Development Group Training on Seismic Microzonation for countries with high seismic risk in North and Central Asia as well as South and South West Asia. The group training was organized following the recommendations of the Expert Group Meetings on Capacity Development for Disaster Information Management, organized by ESCAP in New Delhi in April 2014, which suggested organizing a short-term regional capacity development group training for member States in the areas of seismic risk reduction with a focus on seismic microzonation.