As follow up activities of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and UNESCO Office Jakarta project entitled: “Enhancing Tsunami Risk Assessment and Management, Strengthening Policy Support and Developing Guidelines for Tsunami Exercises in Indian Ocean Countries”, the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS) secretariat, the ICG/IOTWS Working Group 3 on Tsunami Awareness and Response and the IOC UNESCO Indian Ocean Tsunami Information Centre (IOTIC) will conduct the second training workshop in Bangladesh on Tsunami Exercise on 25-28 August 2014.
The objective of this training workshop is to support the development and strengthening of the tsunami exercises guideline in the country as well as to develop an action plan for the IOWave Exercise 2014.
The training workshop will be jointly organized with the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) and will be held at the BMD office. 30 participants is expected to participate in this training workshop from national and districts involved in tsunami exercise activities in Bangladesh.
The training will be facilitated by Mrs Harkunti Rahayu Chairperson of ICG/IOWTS Working Group 3 on Tsunami Awareness and Response and the Director of Tsunami Mitigation Research Center, Bandung Institute of Technology; Mrs Vidiarina Henny Dwi, consultant on tsunami emergency preparedness and response; and Mr Ardito M. Kodijat of IOTIC.