Outline of International Programme on Landslides

Outline of International Programme on Landslides

The International Programme on Landslides (IPL) is a joint programme established by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), United Nations University (UNU), International Council for Science (ICSU), and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO). It was established by the 2006 Tokyo Action Plan Strengthening Research and Learning on Landslides and Related Earth System Disasters for Global Risk Preparedness”,the output of the Tokyo Round Table Discussion “Strengthening Research and Learning on Earth System Risk Analysis and Sustainable Disaster Management within UN-ISDR as Regards Landslides” held at the United Nations University, Tokyo, from 18th to 20th January, 2006.
The IPL is managed by the IPL Global Promotion Committee (IPL-GPC), Chair: Salvano Briceno (Director of UNISDR), and deputies: Badaoui Rouhban (Director, Section for Disaster Reduction of UNESCO), Paolo Canuti (President of ICL) and Kyoji Sassa (Executive Director of ICL). The Secretariat of IPL is the IPL World Centre, hosted by ICL. The IPL Global Promotion Committee consists of ICL member organizations, and five UN organizations (UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UNISDR, UNU) and two global stakeholders in Science and Technologies (ICSU and WFEO). They exchanged memoranda of understanding with ICL to promote the 2006 Tokyo Action Plan. The photo shows the exchange ceremony between ICL and UNESCO in 2006.
The activities of IPL include many of IPL projects, editing and publication of LandslidesJournal of the International Consortium on Landslides”, identification and coordination of World Centres of Excellence on Landslide Risk Reduction(WCoEs(15 Centres in 2012), organization of a World Landslide Forum (WLF) every three years (WLF1 at UNU in Tokyo, 2008, WLF2 at FAO in Rome, 2011, WLF3 in Beijing 2014).
IPL projects are proposed by one or more ICL members or by IPL-Global Promotion Committee by submitting the IPL project proposal form by 30 March every year. Proposal form will be evaluated by IPL Evaluation Committee. Proposer or a member of the project is requested to orally explain the project in the IPL-GPC which will be organized together with the Board of Representatives (BOR) of ICL every year. IPL-GPC will decide the approval of proposed project based on the evaluation committee report, oral presentation and discussion. Each IPL Project leader with ongoing status is requested to submit the annual report of the project by 30 March every year.