The 6th 3cd Field Trip (FT) for Metro Manila is currently underway, from Oct. 11-17, 2006.
On August 28, 2006, the Pacific Disaster Center and the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative successfully organized a two-hour special session on Megaicity Risk for the International Disaster Reduction Conference held in Davos-Switzerland on August 28 to September 1, 2006.
In an effort to bring its knowledge products closer to the public, the EMI Secretariat participated in the celebration of the 2006 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) in Metro Manila, Philippines from July 17 to 21, 2006.
The 2006 training session on “Mitigation Strategy for Mega-Urban Earthquake Disaster,” sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will take place from 9 October 2006 to 27 November 2006, in Kobe, Japan.
The report on the 2006 Americas Cluster Meeting held in Quito, Ecuador on June 6-8 may now be downloaded here.
The 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference held in San Francisco was the opportunity to present major accomplishments of the 3cd Program and other EMI’s activities.
EMI has put in place a mechanism to speed up the collection of sound practices and city profiles in several megacities in the EMI network.
The Americas Cluster Cities Meeting will take place in Quito, Ecuador next June 8-10.
A comparative analysis of Disaster Risk Management Practices in Seven (7) Megacities will be presented at the Second Asian Conference on Earthquake Engineering which will be held in Manila-Philippines from March 10-11, 2006.