I. Purpose

UNESCO and the University and the Consortium will create a UNESCO/KU/ICL Landslide and Water-related Disaster Risk Management for Society and the Environment Cooperation Programme(hereinafter referred to as “the Cooperation Programme”) in the framework of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme.

 II Main Objectives

The principal objectives of the Cooperation Programme will include in addition:

(1) establishing research and education for landslide and water-related disaster risk
(2)  helping members of the Network in developing methods of global landslide and hydro-
      metorological monitoring;
(3)  enhancing landslide and water experiments;
(4)  permitting development of a landslide and water-related disaster database and digital
      library as well as of a world digital inventory such as Disaster Reduction Hyperbase