TREQ Project

Training and Communication for Earthquake Risk Assessment (TREQ)

Workshop

PROFILE

BACKGROUND

The TREQ Project is designed to demonstrate how earthquake hazard and risk assessment can inform decision makers in the development of risk reduction policies, as well as how earthquake risk can be properly communicated to stakeholders and the public in general.


Specifically, the project aims to develop capacity for urban earthquake risk assessment in Latin America (Quito (Ecuador), Cali (Colombia), and Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic), while the second part will produce training, educational and communication materials that will enhance the understanding of earthquake risk worldwide.


This program targets a wide spectrum of stakeholders, categorized into four main groups: governance (decision-makers/public authorities), industry (practitioners and professionals), academia (researchers and professors), and the community.

FUNDING PARTNER

The TREQ project, which runs from 2020-2021, is funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance.

LOCATION

COLLABORATORS

Ecuador

Municipalidad de Quito

Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN)

Instituto Geofísico (IG)

Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles de Pichincha (CICP)

 

Dominican Republic

Servicio Geológico Nacional (SGN)

Oficina Nacional de Evaluación Sísmica y Vulnerabilidad de Infraestructuras y Edificaciones (ONESVIE)

Comité Técnico Nacional (CTN)

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)

 

Colombia

Servicio Geológico Colombiano (SGC)

Departamento Administrativo de Planeación Municipal (DAPM), Cali

Universidad EAFIT, Medellin

Unidad Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (UNGRD) 


Costa Rica

Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR)

 

Mexico

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC)

Beneficiaries

This program targets a wide spectrum of stakeholders, categorized into four main groups: governance (decision-makers/public authorities), industry (practitioners and professionals), academia (researchers and professors), and the community.


Funding partner

The TREQ project is funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance.


Duration

2020 - 2021

TRAINING OVERVIEW

The OpenQuake online training is designed for an audience with a diverse background and expertise. Since 2020, 20 personalised training sessions for Module II  have been offered to small groups, allowing a close interaction and dynamic participation. Around 400 participants from 56 countries (more than 140 cities) have registered covering a total of 60 hours of live training. Most of the participants of Module II have manifested the interest in continuing  the training for Modules III and IV, and priority in the registration process will be given to them.

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The TREQ project newsletter aims to share activities in urban risk assessment, and earthquake risk training and education materials with a wide-range of local stakeholders from the academia, private and public sectors, as well as the civil society in Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond.


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