Mentoring & Training
There is no quick fix to strengthen communities in the face of disasters. Resilience requires people working on many levels - local people who are best placed to lead and implement change. But technical challenges, limited resources, and competing priorities present obstacles to moving forward.
That’s why we invest in training and mentoring across the community spectrum. With new knowledge and capacities to build resilience, these pathfinders will steer lasting impact in their communities. We aim for this:
Officials apply risk-informed land use and building regulations.
Engineers strengthen weak buildings and design safer structures.
Universities cultivate experts and advance their technical capabilities.
Medical staff prepare hospitals to function despite disasters.
Educators teach students how to stay safe and plan for education continuity.
Geologists advise and oversee safety measures to control landslides and floods.
Construction workers build using disaster-resilient methods.
“My original career plan was to get a Master Degree and leave home for work in an oil company to earn money for my family. But now I don’t want to leave at all because people here need to be aware of how landslides happen. It is really important. And I can help.”
Geology Ph.D. Student in Aizawl, India, who attended intensive Geology Field School organized by GeoHazards International
School Seismic Vulnerability Assessments
Findings indicate the extent of risk to schoolchildren in the typical school building types found in a fast-growing municipality in far west Nepal.
Seismic Retrofit of Key Delhi Buildings
Engineers gained on-the-job experience to design and install retrofit solutions for a large school, which cost less than to rebuild and became a model.
Quito Earthquake Risk Management Plan
Scientists, engineers and planners together developed a likely scenario of earthquake impact to Quito, and based on this local leaders planned programs to mitigate that risk.
“Availability of the top-notch experts-the best in their fields- in GHIs team is very valuable. And these experts are always willing to educate new entrants in the field.”
retrofit contractor, Delhi, India