Training Courses under the Reverse Linkage Project between Pakistan and Türkiye on ‘Earthquake Seismological Research’
Date: 27 September - 03 October 2023
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 within the scope of the second phase of the project on 27 September – 3 October 2023 at PMD'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 set of trainings conducted on 22 May - 09 June 2023 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 were running efficiently and effectively. The training courses contributed 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 the sharing of best practices among partnering OIC Member Countries. In an effort to develop the capacities of 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.