Preparedness Projects

School Earthquake Safety in Rural Peru

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Chocos, Peru

Villagers helped masons to seismically retrofit the local adobe school. In the process, they learned why and how to build in ways that resist earthquake damage.

Implementing Aizawl's Landslide Action Plan

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India

Local engineers, geologists, and professors learned in intensive field courses how to assess hazard risk, apply safe development regulations and map hazards, and reduce landslide risk.

Producing Affordable Earthquake Desks

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Bhutan

Locally made Earthquake Desks are affordable, withstand heavy loads, and provide safer cover in schools that are not yet earthquake resistant.

Reducing Extreme Landslide and Seismic Risk in Aizawl

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Aizawl, India

A detailed scenario process engaged leaders and technical professionals in India’s most populous hill city to understand, assess and mitigate Aizawl’s very high risk of landslides and earthquakes.

Seismic Resilience Evaluations

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Bhutan

Engineers gained skills to assess structural vulnerability of Bhutan’s schools and health facilities, so that the government could evaluate post-earthquake safety of buildings.

Family Preparedness for Earthquakes

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Haiti, Dominican Republic

Promoted preparedness steps specific to where people live, and in plain language explained the science behind local risk. Outreach in Kreyol, French, Spanish, and English.

Timoun an Aksyon (Kids in Action)

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Cap-Haitien, Haiti

In their own voice and style, youth share new knowledge about extreme earthquake and coastal risks and how to take action for disaster resilience.

Safest Action During an Earthquake

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Global, Haiti

A person’s immediate action when an earthquake begins makes a difference in safety. This evidence-based guidance emphasizes protective action for the local context.

Hospital Disaster Planning, Preparedness and Training

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Bhutan

Emergency planning and realistic disaster simulations for staff at hospitals in Bhutan, plus mitigations to keep the facilities functioning post disaster.

Tsunami Preparedness Guidebook

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Global

Developed a road map for people who want to organize, educate, and lead local tsunami preparedness campaigns. Includes earth science, social science and emergency planning.

Bhutan National School Earthquake Safety Day

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Bhutan

An annual learning event and simultaneous national school drill for all schools in Bhutan, which lies in a high seismic zone.

Delhi Area School Earthquake Preparedness

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Delhi Area, India

Volunteers from an engineering company’s local office taught students, faculty and parents about disaster risk, preparedness, and how to mitigate specific vulnerabilities in buildings.

Earthquake Safety of the Tibetan Community

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Dharamshala, India

An effort to develop seismic strengthening and protect contents for a key building, raise awareness, and prepare schools in the city that is home to the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Annual India School Earthquake Drills

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India

Students and staff of Tibetan schools in north India states first participated in a 2009 earthquake drill that now occurs annually and in many more schools across India.

Disaster Preparedness for Schools in Turkey

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Turkey

This innovative online disaster awareness curriculum, including self-study and teacher training, scaled nationwide and reached remote corners of Turkey.

Community Earthquake Safety Central Asia

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Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Created school programs and disseminated disaster awareness materials to over 50% of schoolchildren in cities with high seismic risk:Tashkent, Dushanbe and Almaty.

Students with Visual Impairments Prepare for Disasters

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Bhutan

A disaster preparedness plan and drills tailored for students with visual impairments, so they practice how to respond safely during and after emergencies.

Kathmandu Priority Hospitals Seismic Assessment

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Kathmandu, Nepal

Prioritized short and long-term changes to improve post-disaster function of hospitals that provide critical medical services for a large number of people.