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Workshop Program: Workshop about Disaster Risk Mitigation in Palestine

22/02/2013 09:58:00

 

Disaster Risk Mitigation in Palestine
 
On the occasion of launching activities of the SASPARM project Seismic Risk Mitigation in Palestine and the visit of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction Ms. Margareta Wahlström.
 
Workshop Program
 
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
 
9:15-10:45  Registration and Opening Ceremony in the Prince Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Theater, New Campus
 
Time
Description
Location
9:15-9:45
Registration
Prince Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Theater, New Campus
9:45-10:20
Opening Ceremony
10:20-10:45
Coffee Break
 
 
10:45:3:00pm  Workshop sessions in the Korean-Palestinian IT Institute of Excellence-conference hall
 
10:45-11:35  First Session: Making Cities Resilient, World Disaster Reduction Campaign.
 Chair: Ms. Margareta Wahlström
 
 
Time
Description
Name
Location
10:45-11:10
How to make cities more resilient:  Ten – Points Checklist - Essentials for Making Cities Resilient 
Luna Abu Swaireh - UNISDR
Korean Palestinian IT Institute of Excellence, Conference Hall
11:10-11:25
Disaster Risk Reduction procedures in Nablus city (a case study on Municipalities)
Engineer Sameh Alassi, Nablus Municipality’s engineer/
11:25-11:35
Dr. Barbara Borzi, EUCENRE, Pavia – Italy
 
 
11:35-12:35  Second Session: Safer Schools and Safer Hospitals
Chair: Ahmad Al-Ramhi, Dean of Faculty of Engineering at NNU
 
 
Time
Description
Name
Location
11:35-12:35
Safer schools: General safety requirements and seismic design of Structuraland non-structural elements of schools in Palestine.
 
Engineer Fakhri Alsafadi: Director of design and supervision department, Ministry of Education
Korean Palestinian IT Institute of Excellence, Conference Hall
 
Dr. Barbara Borzi, EUCENRE, Pavia – Italy
 
 
Dr. Jalal Al Dabbeek, Director of Urban Planning and Disaster Risk  Reduction Center (UPDRRC) at NNU.
 
12:35-1:00pm Break (Coffee and Snack)
 
1:00-1:50pm   Third session: SASPARM project (Support Action for Strengthening Palestinian- administrated Areas capabilities for Seismic Risk Mitigation) funded by EU - FP7 projects. Chair Abdelhakim Al-Jawhari, CHF International 
Time
Description
Name
Location
1:00-1:50
An overview of the SASPARM project including objectives, beneficiaries, work packages and activities.
Dr. Jalal Al Dabbeek, Director of UPDRRC at NNU
Korean Palestinian IT Institute of Excellence, Conference Hall
 
 
 
 
Dr. Paola Ceresa,  EUCENTRE and the IUSS University in Pavia - Italy
Dr. Simone Peloso, EUCENTRE TREES Lab - Laboratory for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
 
 
1:50-3:00pm:   Fourth Session: A panel session
Time
Description
Name
Location
 
Policies and Legislation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Challenges of their implementation in Palestine (Seismic Building Code, Land Use Planning, etc): How to Make Cities More Resilient
 
Panellists include a number of representatives of Palestinian ministries and institutions engaged in Disaster Risk Reduction:
 
Ms. Margareta Wahlstrom:  The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Disaster Risk Reduction
 
Dr. Jalal Al Dabbeek : Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Center at NNU.
 
Dr. Tawfiq Albudaire: Undersecretary, Ministry of Local Government
 
Eng. Afif Saeed: Undersecretary, Ministry of Public Works and Housing.
 
Dr. Anan Attireh: Nablus Deputy Governor
 
Eng. Ahmad Edeli: Engineers Association
 
Eng. Jumana Jacob: Civil Defense, Disaster Management Department
 
Eng. Sameh Al Assi: Nablus Municipality Engineering Department
 
Mr. Wasef Eriqat: The National Agency for Disaster Risk Mitigation
Korean-Palestinian IT Institute of Excellence, Conference Hall
 
 



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