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NSET materials on earthquake resistant construction

A consolidation of the experiences of mason training gained in the Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management Project of the Asian Urban Disaster Mitigation Programme. Earthquake Resistant Construction of Buildings Curriculum for Mason Training, Feb 2005, Retrofitting of Commmon Frame Structural (Pillar System) Houses, What are the tricks for Constructing Earthquake-resistant Buildings http://www.nset.org.np/nset2012/images/publicationfile/20110816222208.pdf, http://www.nset.org.np/nset2012/images/publicationfile/20110816221810.pdf, http://www.nset.org.np/nset2012/images/publicationfile/20110816221951.pdf

The Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management Action Plan

An outline of objectives, strategies, and specific initiatives to identify, coordinate and focus risk management activities to reduce Kathmandu Valley’s earthquake risk over time. The plan also provides background information on Kathmandu Valley’s risk from earthquakes and the status of earthquake risk management in Kathmandu Valley as of 1998. The Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management …

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Risk-Sensitive Land Use Plan: Kathmandu Metropolitan City

‘Land use planning has been identified as one of the most effective ways to take the HFA forward. For highly vulnerable cities like Kathmandu, a land use plan offers an opportunity to incorporate risk reduction into development and spatial plans by engaging the government at various levels, private sector, civil society, international development organizations, and …

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Responding to urban disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations (ALNAP, 2012)

This 2012 ALNAP paper on urban lessons was written by David Sanderson, Paul Knox-Clarke and Leah Campbell and builds off a prior 2009 study written by Ian O’Donnell, Kristin Smart and Ben Ramalingam. It offers lessons pertaining to effective design and implementation of urban-response programs. It was written to serve as a practical field resource for international disaster management professionals, …

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Caribbean: Addressing public/sovereign risks – the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF)

The CCRIF is a regional insurance facility owned and operated by 16 Caribbean governments. The facility insures the governments against the impacts of catastrophic hurricanes and earthquakes and allows them to access liquidity on short notice using parametric triggers. For earthquakes the triggers are based on USGS data on the location, intensity, and likelihood of …

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