Middle East Technical University (METU) hosted the second workshop on preparedness for earthquakes in Kaynasli, Turkey on 26th November 2015. The workshop focused particularly on the earthquake hazard in the case study area. Public officials from the local (district) and provincial levels responsible for disaster risk management and governance as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations and community members participated in the workshop.
The aims of the workshop were:
- Obtain feedback on the draft version of the TACTIC’s two self-assessments designed to help organizations evaluate and improve their risk communication and education activities addressing the risk of earthquakes and support the general public in assessing and improving their preparedness for earthquakes and the self-assessment for the public
- Get an evaluation about the feedback report that will be provided after the completion of the self-assessments
- Receive feedback on the library of good practices of communication and education for earthquake preparedness
- Present the current status of the online platform hosting the self-assessments and the library of good practices for learning about preparedness for large-scale and cross-border disasters and to receive feedback for improvements from the workshop participants
The workshop in Kaynasli, Turkey focused on risk communication before, during, and after a potential earthquake event. In total, 25 participants attended the workshop. During the second workshop, presentation of the TACTIC web-based platform received extensive feedback on the assessment tool, feedback reports, and library of good practices. This feedback will contribute to the improvement of the platform.
The workshop language was in Turkish.