Training event

10th Regional Training Course on Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction

Organizer(s) Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
In person

Course overview

The Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction Course (EVRC) has been designed to support the creation of earthquake resilient societies. With rich experiences in providing similar training courses on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) at the international level, ADPC provides a model training experience in this course by integrating study materials, audio visual tools, and interactive learning strategies, while bringing together earthquake preparedness and mitigation experience from severely affected countries around the world

Course objectives

By completing the course, EVRC participants will learn how to:

  • Develop organized approaches for understanding earthquake risk and its impacts

  • Measure the extent of earthquake vulnerability, and assess capacity for response

  • Formulate and apply appropriate strategies for comprehensive earthquake vulnerability and risk reduction

  • Prepare for earthquake emergencies for effective earthquake vulnerability reduction

  • Integrate earthquake risk management strategies with recovery and rehabilitation plans and programs

Course modules

EVRC offers a comprehensive approach to the development of earthquake vulnerability and risk reduction strategies, which provide an overview of earthquake situations, and addresses required measures for preparedness and planning for response. The course presents theoretical knowledge, state-of-art practices, as well as successes and failures in global earthquake risk management. The course is divided into four modules with key topics as following:

Module 1: Principles of Earthquake Risk Reduction

Module 2: Tools and Techniques of Earthquake Risk Assessment

Module 3: Earthquake Vulnerability and Risk Reduction Strategies

Module 4: Planning for Earthquake Risk Reduction

Module 5: Plan Mo

Target participants

This course is particularly useful for those concerned with earthquake vulnerability reduction in the development context. It is open to all countries. Participation by decision makers, elected and appointed national and local administrators, development and planning authorities, as well as officials in urban planning, housing, public works, and related sectors is especially encouraged. The course also benefits private real estate land developers, personnel from emergency response agencies, and officials from UN, NGOs, and other international agencies working on disaster risk reduction and mitigation.

The course will be taught in English and participants must have sufficient competency in English.

The class size is limited to 35 persons. ADPC accepts nominations on a “first come, first served” basis provided the applicant meets the course requirements.

Course fee

The standard course fee of USD2,400 covers course tuition, registration fee, training materials, study visit, and training kit.

Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, accommodation, airport transfers, visa application, all meals, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.


Interested individuals and organizations can register online here, or visit our website here

For more information about the course, you may also contact Thanyaphat Sirasakpureekul on this email and telephone numbers +66 22980681 to 92 ext. 134.

Due to the limited slots for this course, interested parties must register on or before August 14, 2020 while payment must be made by August 28, 2020.

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