Training Courses under the Reverse Linkage Project between Pakistan and Türkiye on ‘Earthquake Seismological Research’
Date: 15 March - 01 April 2022
Venue: Gebze, Kocaeli - Türkiye

Within the framework of the Reverse Linkage Project between Pakistan and Türkiye on “Earthquake Seismological Research”, SESRIC, in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center (MRC) of Türkiye, and Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), organised three training courses in parallel, namely; Training Course on “Global Positioning System (GPS): Data Collection and Processing”, Training Course on “Seismology: Earthquake Data Processing and Analysis”, and Training Course on “Site Classification: Data Collection and Processing”. The implementation of the first phase of the training courses took place at TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center’s headquarters in Gebze, Kocaeli - Türkiye, on 15 March - 01 April 2022.

The training courses were provided by competent trainers from the MRC of Türkiye for the benefit of 12 trainees from PMD. The training courses covered both theoretical and practical aspects of the topics, including hands-on data processing exercises and field visits.

The overall objective of the training courses is to contribute to the efforts of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) towards enhancing Pakistan’s capacity in detecting and monitoring earthquakes and assessing their risks.

Reverse Linkage is a technical cooperation mechanism introduced by IsDB in 2013 to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and expertise, as well as sharing of best practices amongst partnering OIC Member States. In an effort to develop the capacities in the OIC Member States and devise solutions for their autonomous development, Reverse Linkage is considered a valuable peer-to-peer south-south cooperation modality. Within the framework of this modality, SESRIC involves and contributes to the implementation of the relevant Reverse Linkage projects with a view to addressing the capacity building needs at the human and institutional levels.

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