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1 UNCRD project School Earthquake Safety Initiative (SESI) in Asia and the Pacific Shoichi Ando Coordinator, Dr. Disaster Management Planning Hyogo Office UNCRD / UN DESA United Nations Centre for Regional Development 17 June 2009 GP/DRR, Geneva

2 China Earthquake in May 2008 (Sichuan) Damaged School

3 Indonesia Earthquake in 2000 (Bengkulu) by ITB Damaged School

4 Vulnerable Conditions (Shimla, India)

5 Safety of Children Human centered approach Childrens right for education Human security concept – most vulnerable group Totally collapsed high school building that claimed lives of more than 50 students in Oct 8 EQ, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan Outskirt of Muzaffarabad- this community of about 50 households lost their 80% school age students because of collapse of school building

6 School Earthquake Safety Initiative (SESI) Retrofit Bal Vikas Secondary School, Nepal Strengthen school buildings (retrofitting) Technology transfer and training of masons/engineers Disaster education and mitigation culture 4. How to disseminate safety to community

7 Discussion and observation of work during retrofitting of school in Kathmandu Nepal School retrofitting program brought change in construction practices Schools and communities Center of social and cultural life - Entry point to intervene communities Safety of children not only during their time at schools but while they are out of schools Bringing communities in risk management to follow schools

8 Reducing Vulnerability of School Children to Earthquakes ( ) India Indonesia The Fiji Island, and Uzbekistan Asia-pacific Region: Funded by Trust Fund for Human Security Approach Emphasis on institutionalization of the program Take Appropriate technology options Seismic resiliency of community through schools Transfer ownership of concepts and programs to community

9 Teachers Handbook and Training Manual for experts UNCRD SESI project in Fiji

10 Poster and Educational booklet for students SESI in Indonesia

11 School Retrofitting projects in Indonesia (Bandung) UNCRD/SESI

12 School Retrofitting projects in Uzbekistan (Tashkent) UNCRD / SESI

13 Students Drill for Evacuation in Indonesia (Bandung) UNCRD/SESI

14 Posters for Raising Awareness in India (SEEDS) UNCRD/SESI

15 Outcome of UNCRD School Safety Project (English & Chinese)

16 END Disaster Management Planning Hyogo Office United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)


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