Institute of Education


Educating vulnerable populations for earthquake risk reduction

Start: Sep 13, 2017 05:30 PM
End: Sep 13, 2017 07:30 PM

Location: Room 728, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Damage from the 2015 earthquake in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal. (Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi / UNDP Nepal, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) hosts this public seminar with Dr Amod Mani Dixit and Niva Upreti from the National Society for Earthquake Technology in Nepal (NSET), to discuss the impact of Nepal’s 2015 earthquake on education.

Devastating earthquakes have occurred at intervals of about 80 years in Nepal. Organised approaches for earthquake risk management started in Nepal only after the 1988 Udaipur earthquake, when with international support, the government of Nepal developed and enacted one of the most proactive building codes of developing countries in the seismic region.

This seminar seeks to highlight the major milestones of earthquake risk management efforts in Nepal, focussing on the effectiveness of the School Earthquake Safety Program (SESP). Growing scientific collaboration between UK universities and Nepalese institutions will be discussed, and the case made for future earthquake risk reduction strategies to be implemented through possible contributions from Nepalese diaspora in the UK.

This event is part of the Education in Conflict in Emergencies seminar series and supported by Society of Nepalese Professionals, UK, and Society of Nepalese Engineers, UK.

About the speakers

Dr Amod Dixit is the founding Director of NSET. He has worked extensively in Nepal and many Asian countries on disaster risk reduction and earthquake response.

Nita Upreti is Manager of the Administration Division of NSET.


The seminar is free to attend and open everyone; teachers, researchers, students, practitioners and alumni are warmly invited to attend.

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Image: Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi / UNDP Nepal (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)