The GFZ continues its efforts to advance knowledge to other organizations and institutions by conducting this year’s training course on Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment in Rabat, Morocco. The course attracted 26 participants from Algeria, Morocco, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania. The course is part of the educational and training program of the UNESCO in the field of geosciences and disaster mitigation which is part of German contribution of the United Nations International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR 1990-1999) and of respective follow-up programs such as the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction ISDR. Such courses are aimed at providing both theoretical fundamentals and practical training in applied seismology for geoscientists and technicians in developing countries.
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