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Current engagements of EPICentre in the Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS) project of the World Bank

17 January 2018

Prof Dina D’Ayala and Mr. Rohit Kumar Adhikari are engaged in the GPSS project since July 2016 for providing technical assistance in the structural typology classification and seismic vulnerability analysis of load bearing masonry school in the developing countries such as Nepal and El Salvador. They are travelling to Washington, D.C. to attend a week-long workgroup meetings and workshop from 22 Jan 2018 followed by a technical visit to El Salvador for monitoring the local activities in the country including field visit to selected school facilities. Immediately after, Mr. Adhikari will be travelling to the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia to attend internal working session of the project partners to agree on the methodological approach and preliminary data analysis for the seismic risk assessment and mitigation plan for public schools El Salvador.

Safer Schools (GPSS) project
Photo: A brick masonry school building in Nepal that sustained heavy damage during the 2015 Nepal earthquake (Credit: The World Bank).