Training Courses under the Reverse Linkage Project between Pakistan and Türkiye on ‘Earthquake Seismological Research’
Date: 29 August - 06 September 2022
Venue: Islamabad - Pakistan

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 training courses were conducted on 29 August - 06 September 2022 at Pakistan Meteorological Department’s Headquarters in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The training courses were provided by competent trainers from the MRC of Türkiye for the benefit of PMD trainees. The training courses aimed at assessing the overall progress on the tasks given during the first set of trainings conducted in March 2022 at MRC’s Headquarters in Gebze-Kocaeli, Türkiye. The training courses also provided necessary enrichment and technical support, including collecting samples and analyzing data to ensure that the systems are running efficiently and effectively. The training courses will 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 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.