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1 1 Istanbul Technical University Disaster Management Center Dr Hikmet ISKENDER Vice Director

2 2 Outline I. Kick Off II. Establishment of the Center of Excellence for Disaster Management III. Educational and Training Activities IV. Research and Service Activities V. International Opportunities

3 I. Kick Off The Kocaeli and Düzce Earthquakes - 1999

4 Istanbul Technical University US Federal Emergency Management Agency Project ACHIEVE September 2000 - February 2001 A Cooperative Hazard Impact-reduction Effort Via EducationA Cooperative Hazard Impact-reduction Effort Via Education ITU-CEDM ITU-CEDM

5 Training Topics (TTT) 1. Introduction to Emergency Management 2. Emergency Planning Basic Emergency Operations 3. Incident Command System 4. Emergency Operations Center 5. ICS/EOC interface Mitigation 6. Introduction to Mitigation 7. Mitigation for Emergency Managers 8. Earthquake Program for Schools Exercise Capability Building 9. An Orientation to Community Disaster Exercises 10.Exercise Design 11.Exercise Evaluation 12.Exercise Development

6 Training Topics Disaster Resilient Communities 13. Project Impact 14.Developing Volunteer Resources 15.Public Information Community Preparedness 16. Local Assessment 17. Donations Management 18. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

7 II.Establishment of the ITU-Center of Excellence for Disaster Management

8 Some Activities of the Center (2001 – present) Publications – ITU Press International Conferences Research and Implementation Projects Educational Programs National Programs

9 Publications ITU Press, since 2001

10 Some of Our Publications 1.The Restructuring of the Turkish Fire Brigades under the Light of International Experiences, ITU Press, 2001. 2.A Model for Restructuring the Turkish Fire Bridade (in Turkish), ITU Press, 2002. 3.A National Emergency Management Model Study (in Turkish), ITU Press, 2002. 4.Proceedings, FEMA-ITU Higher Education Conference in Turkey, 2003. 5.Disaster Management Planning for Schools, ITU Press, 2004. 6.The Disaster Management Reconaissance Report for the Nov.15 and Nov. 20 Terrorist Attacks in Istanbul, ITU Press, 2004.

11 International Conferences 1.The Restructuring of the Turkish Fire Brigade (2001) 2. FEMA – ITU Higher Education Conference (2003)

12 Turkish National Emergency Management, Turkish National Emergency Management, Education and Exercise Implementation Program Education and Exercise Implementation Program Development of a National Emergency Management Model Development of a National Emergency Management Model The Restructuring of the Turkish Fire Brigades The Restructuring of the Turkish Fire Brigades The Development of a National Database (GIS/RSS) & The Development of a National Database (GIS/RSS) & Standard for a Disaster Management Decision Support System Standard for a Disaster Management Decision Support System RT MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR STRATEGIC PLANNING CENTER RTMI - ITU National Research Projects (2001-2003)

13 Training at ITU: Principles of Disaster Management Principles of Disaster Management III. Educational and Training Activities

14 Training for Local Government Officials KOCAELİ, EDİRNE, KIRKLARELİ, TEKİRDAĞ and SİVAS (2003) Governors & Mayors Training for Local Mayors with Japans (JICA) support (2003 – 2005)

15 Principles of Disaster Management Course Training Programs for NGOs

16 Cooperative Agreements AKUT Search & Rescue (NGO)AKUT Search & Rescue (NGO) TRAC Turkish Amateur Radio SocietyTRAC Turkish Amateur Radio Society Turkish Red CrescentTurkish Red Crescent

17 Some Training Courses ITU Conducted İstanbul Technical University Personnel, İstanbul Technical University Personnel, 6 days, 300 participants Kocaeli Governor and Deputy Governors, Kocaeli Governor and Deputy Governors, 2 days, 75 participants Kocaeli GovernorDisaster Employees, Kocaeli Governor Disaster Employees, 5 days, 65 participants Edirne GovernorDisaster Employees, Edirne Governor Disaster Employees, 5 days, 50 participants Kadıköy Municipality and NGOs Kadıköy Municipality and NGOs 1 day, 30 participants 1 day, 30 participants NGOs in Istanbul, NGOs in Istanbul, 3 days, 153 participants Private Sector in Istanbul, Private Sector in Istanbul, 3 days, 50 participants 3 days, 50 participants TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center 4 days, 28 participants ERDEMİR Corporation, ERDEMİR Corporation, 3 days, 30 participants

18 DISASTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DISASTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Master of Science Degree Program Istanbul Technical University initiated in cooperation with: Texas A&M University Oklahoma State University 2002 - 2003

19 Student Profile Professions include: Medical DoctorsMedical Doctors JournalistsJournalists EngineersEngineers ArchitectsArchitects NGO representativesNGO representatives First Graduation in February 2004! Graduating Class with US Consul General David Arnett

20 IV.Research and Service Activities Training/Certificate Programs for: Training/Certificate Programs for: ITU Personnel Non-Governmental Organizations Public Officials Disaster Planning for the Erdemir Steel Corporation Disaster Planning for the IPRAGAZ Corporation

21 V. International Opportunities AccreditationAccreditation Standard PublicationsStandard Publications Web-Based LearningWeb-Based Learning Regional Training & EducationRegional Training & Education International PartnershipsInternational Partnerships

22 Many T h a n k s For Your Attention Your Attention For further information : ITU Disaster Management Center Istanbul Technical University Ayazaga Campus - 34469 Istanbul, Turkey e-mail: aym@itu.edu.tr


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