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China - International Training Course

From 27 to 31 October 2013, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office organized a capacity building programme in Beijing, China to strengthen the capacity of the countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Date: 
27/10/2013 - 31/10/2013
Title of Training: 
Capacity Building Programme for Flood and Drought Mapping
Trainers: 
The training course was supported from experts from the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, the University of Twente (Netherlands), the International Water Management Institute (Sri Lanka) and NDRCC.
Target Group: 
26 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and Viet Nam attended the training.
Training Profile: 
During the training course, hands-on sessions were offered on flood risk assessment, global and regional flood risk monitoring, remote sensing based flood risk models and drought monitoring and risk assessment. The training course was organized back-to-back with the United Nations International Conference on Disaster Risk Identification, Assessment and Monitoring, which took place from 23 to 25 October 2013 in Beijing.
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39.904
longitude: 
116.408

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 24/04/2013 - 11:31
latitude: 
39.904
longitude: 
116.408

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management “Best Practices for Risk Reduction and Rapid Response Mapping”

One year after the successful opening of the UN-SPIDER office in Beijing in November 2010, the first “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Man

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 20/06/2011 - 18:35
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39.8881
longitude: 
116.362

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