Pan-participatory Assessment and Governance of Earthquake Risks in the Ordos Area (PAGER-O)

January 2016 to January 2019

This three-year project is based on and substantially extends the reach, depth, and likely impact of Earthquakes without Frontiers (EwF): a partnership for increasing resilience to seismic hazard. This project brings together natural and social scientists with policy makers, practitioners and local communities, using a pan-participatory approach, to identify and fill knowledge gaps, and co-produce evidence-based approaches to reduce risk and increase resilience to earthquake hazards.

RAPID will lead the research and practical support where the research undertaken will feed into effective policy and practice in earthquake DRR in the Ordos region, and in China more widely.

This project brings together eight institutions: The Overseas Development Institute, London (ODI), the Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration (IGCEA), China Earthquake Disaster Prevention Centre, CEA (CEDPC), the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Shenzhen Research Institute of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (SRI HKPU), Sha’anxi Gender Development Solutions, and Geohazards International.

This project contributes to RAPID’s first outcome, strengthening policy-making systems.