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7th International Conference of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (SEE7) deadline for Abstract submission extended

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Due to increased last-moment requests from conference prospective participants, SEE7 Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the deadline for abstract submission by Sept. 30th, 2014. Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their abstracts after reviewing. Full papers submissions are due by Jan. 15th, 2015. Final acceptance of full papers will be notified by March 1st, 2015. Please submit your abstract online by the new deadline.

About the Conference

International Conferences on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (SEE), as one of the most important scientific event in relevant fields, provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and students to share the latest knowledge and techniques for understanding and mitigating the effects of earthquakes. Up to now, International Institute of earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES) has organized 6 SEE conferences successfully. However, since the last SEE conference in 2011 (SEE6), the world has experienced several destructive earthquakes which claimed thousands of lives and caused great damage and losses. These earthquakes and the diversity of the related fields caused more challenges and initiate more applied and scientific research with the necessity of presenting new solutions and introducing innovative methods for decreasing such risks. In this regard, the Seventh Conference of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (SEE7) aims to provide a unique environment to develop synergy between participants from around the world. This conference brings together professionals from a broad range of disciplines to discuss, share and exchange their latest achievements and state of the art. Furthermore, several workshops and special sessions will be organized along with the conference; therefore the participants may benefits from their interested subjects in seismology, earthquake engineering and disaster risk management in more details.

The World Bank, GFDRR and EMI held a Validation Workshop on the Yolanda Recovery Case Study (YRCS)

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The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), in partnership with EMI, organized a validation workshop for the Yolanda Recovery Case Study (YRCS) held on 27 August 2014 at the World Bank Office Manila, Taguig City, Philippines. The event was attended by representatives from various government agencies, inter-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, and private organizations, which made significant contributions to the development of the YRCS. These representatives affirmed the analysis, findings and conclusions of the YRCS. By way of background, the YRCS was prepared to document lessons and good practices on the ongoing Yolanda recovery effort in the Philippines and aims to learn from, and not evaluate, the Philippine’s reconstruction initiatives and contribute to the global knowledge on disaster recovery planning. The YRCS will serve as an input to the Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) Guide being developed by the World Bank and the GFDRR with the United Nations Development Programme and European Union that can assist governments in developing and strengthening policy and institutional frameworks for recovery by providing guidelines on (i) institutional arrangements to implement and manage recovery, (ii) policy, planning and prioritization for recovery, (iii) designing, costing and financing recovery, and (iv) monitoring and evaluation for disaster recovery. The YRCS will also provide inputs to the Philippine Government’s efforts to enhance existing policies and operational processes that can improve its readiness and capacity to recover from future disasters of similar scale and intensity as Typhoon Yolanda. The YRCS will be launched together with the DRF Guide and other country case studies on recovery at the 2nd World Reconstruction Conference (WRC 2), which will be held at the World Bank Group headquarters in Washington, D.C. on September 10 to 12, 2014.

Gender Aspects of Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation (GENDER) course now open for registration until September 12

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Recognizing the need for a gender-sensitive disaster risk reduction and management, EMI, in partnership with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), is scheduled to deliver the online course on Gender Aspects of Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation (GENDER) on September 15, 2014.

GENDER is a specialized course under the Global Distance Learning Program on Natural Disaster Risk Management. It contributes to improving knowledge of relevant policies, regulations, and tools for implementing gender-sensitive disaster management practices, mainly focusing on disaster recovery and rehabilitation.

This course is designed for disaster risk management professionals and development practitioners who want to acquire knowledge on gender-sensitive disaster risk management. Learn more about the course, see the GENDER Course Brochure.

GENDER will run from September 15 to October 15, 2014. The registration period will be until September 12, 2014.

Click HERE to register.

Individuals who are interested in enrolling for free may apply through the IUR Fellowship.

For more information, please contact Ms. Lalaine Bergonia, Program Facilitator at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Learn more about the Natural Disaster Risk Management Program (NDRMP)!

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