Second International Symposium:

Scientific Knowledge-Based Decision-Making Schemes for Disaster Risk Reduction

Monday, April 24, 2017, 13:30 – 18:00, Kathmandu, Nepal

Symposium Flyer; Final Banner



13:30-13:45  Opening Addresses:

Er. (Plnr.) KishoreK. Jha, Er. Hare Ram Shrestha, Er. DhrubaThapa, 

  Dr. K.Takeuchi


13:45-14:50 First Session: MC S.Kuraoka

Efforts and challenges of recovery in Nepal - Enhancing the role of science in disaster risk reduction –

Key note speech on post disaster reconstruction approach adopted by in Nepal

Dr.GovindRaj Pokharel, CEO, National Reconstruction Authority,  Nepal

Science Based Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal 

Dr. Jibaraj Pokhrel, Vice Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology

Development of methodologies to integrate scientific knowledge into the DRR policy making

Dr. Netra Bhandari, Ehime University, Japan

Recommendations for implementing the scientific knowledgebased DRR in Nepal

Dr. Kimiro Meguro, Director/Professor, International Center for Urban Safety Engineering, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo


14:50-15:00 Tea Break


15:00-16:45 Second Session: Presentation from TC21 Members  

The prime cases of disaster risk reduction (DRR) by Transdisciplinary Approach

Opening address from the co-chair of TC21: 

Undersecretary Romeo S. Momo, DPWH government of the Philippines

Government supported and community-driven recovery projects after 2005 Kashmir earthquake - Case of Pakistan

Dr. Salosh H. Lodi, Dean Faculty of Civil & Architecture, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan

Consensus building process after the earthquake example of Kumamoto castle, Japan 

Mr. Masaru Arakida, Senior Researcher, Asia Disaster Reduction Center, Japan

Mitigation of Vietnam Coastal Erosion

Dr. Kien Hoang Pham, Vice Director, Vietnam Federation of Civil Engineering Association

Tsunami DRR through building social capital - Case of Indonesia

Dr. Harkunti Rahayu, Professor, Research Center for Disaster Mitigation, Bandung Institute of Technology

Tacloban North Integrated Development Plan - Case of the Philippines

Mr. Leonard TedenceA. Jopson, City Housing & Community Development Office, City Government of Tacloban

Relocation and building resilience communities after a mega disaster; key factors and experiences - Case of Taiwan 

Dr. Thomas Cheng, Deputy Director, Disaster Prevention Technology Research Center, SinotechEng. Consultants, Inc


16:45 - 17:00 Tea Break

17:00 - 17:55 Panel discussion: Moderator  Dr. K Takeuchi, Secretary of TC21, and a member form NEA

17:55 - 18:00 Closing Remarks: cochairs of TC21 and NEA


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