The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO has secured funding from the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) for a project entitled: “Enhancing Tsunami Risk Assessment and Management, Strengthening Policy Support and Developing Guidelines for Tsunami Exercises in Indian Ocean Countries”. One activity of the project is to conduct a regional training workshop on “Coastal Hazard Assessment: Applications in Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation” based on the revised and updated IOC Guidelines on “Tsunami Risk Assessment and Mitigation for the Indian Ocean” (IOC Manuals and Guides, 52).
The workshop will be led by Prof. Sam Hettiarachchi from the University of Moratuwa and Vice-Chair of ICG/IOTWS, supported by a team of international and Sri Lankan trainers. The workshop will provide technical specialists from relevant ministries and agencies with hands-on training on the assessment of hazards, vulnerability, risk management and mitigation and will be based on a ‘Training the Trainer Approach’ for long term sustainability of training and education. The workshop will also promote sustainability by encouraging active participation in the ICG/IOTWS Working Group 1 on Tsunami Risk Assessment, Community Awareness and Preparedness.
Detailed information of this training workshop could be downloaded from: http://www.ioc-unesco.org/index.php?option=com_oe&task=viewDocumentRecord&docID=14885