RESEARCH Alumni-Newsletter_July_2016

Geophysical Institute, KIT-Department of Physics Hertzstr.

Covered in the newsletter of Geographical Institute in the project of CEDIM

The Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) responded to the April 2015 Nepal Earthquakes with a team of researchers producing valuable reports within days and weeks of the disaster and executing two separate field investigations within months. In April of 2016, one year after the devastation, CEDIM again sent a small team of researchers to Nepal. The team, consisting of Prof. Dr. Sebnem Düzgün, Dr. Bijan Khazai, and PhD candidate Trevor Girard, presented the results of their research at the International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Post Disaster Reconstruction Planning in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The team presented research findings on the assessment of critical infrastructure vulnerabilities using a conceptual framework for earthquake triggered landslides, emergent issues and vulnerability factors in temporary shelters, and the communication behavior of the earthquake affected communities and local government, respectively. The team also revisited eight of the most affected districts to conduct further interviews with government officials, police, radio stations, journalists, and local businesses. The team was again joined by Utsav Upreti and Shyam Thapa from AAROH, an experienced Nepali NGO, who conducted and translated the interviews and provided invaluable logistical support.



Representing AAROH where we shared our action challenges and vision for rural education. The program forecasts the social causes functioning societal transformation.
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Emergent Issues and Vulnerability Factors in Temporary and Intermediate Shelters Following the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

AAROH has been mobilizing their earthquake management skills by collaborating in the researchers of Germany in the “Earthquake Field Investigation Project” (26th March 2015-31st March 2015) during the assessment camps of Bhaktapur Lalitpur, Kathmandu and outside valley. The research project was carried out under the supervision of Department of Geography’s of Heidelberg university South Asia Institute, Germany, the Center of Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT),Germany; and the National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET) Nepal.


Review of our various works published  in RAJDHANI POST

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Our strenuous fundraising efforts to mainstream the peripheral rural school by bringing in the spark of modern ways of teaching  in Ramechhap which was supported by Nepali Communities in New York was covered  in RAJDHANI NATIONAL DAILY .



When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.