Second workshop on preparedness for earthquakes held in Kaynasli, Turkey

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.

A copy of the agenda can be found here. A presentation (in Turkish) given during the workshop can also be found here.

The workshop language was in Turkish.