Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM)

Volume 3 Number 1 (2011)

Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management 2011 3 1

doi: 10.3850/S1793924011000617

Process for Community Acceptance of Earthquake Technology — UNCRD Experiences Applying the Nset Approach of Shake-table Demonstration

Shoichi Ando1, Yoko Saito2 and Amod M. Dixit3
1Director, International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE), Building Research Institute (BRI), 1 Tachihara, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
2Disaster Management Planning Hyogo Office, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), UN DESA, 1-5-2 Wakihama-kaigan-dori, Chu-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo, Japan.
3National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET), Sainbu V.D.C Ward No. 4, Bhainsepati Residential Area, Lalitpur, Nepal.


Community Based Disaster Management (CBDM) activities utilizing shake-table demonstration resulted in effective dissemination of earthquake resistant technology as well as in raising public awareness through the experiences of the Disaster Management Planning Hyogo Office of the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD). The anticipated users of this implementation technology include community leaders, administrative officers, NGO/NPO project managers, international organizations, architects, engineers, policy makers, motivated researchers, and local residents. The shake-table demonstration focuses on earthquake hazards to help protect human lives, business and livelihoods, buildings, urban areas, rural areas, and cultural heritages.

Keywords: CBDM (community based disaster management), Public awareness, Shaketable demonstration, National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET), Implementation oriented technology (IOT), Process technology (PT).

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