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SUPARCO: Best Practices for flood management in Pakistan

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Pakistan, SUPARCO, has elaborated a booklet

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:21
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44th Regional Training Course on Disaster Management

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Fri, 10/10/2014
Venue City: 
Bangkok
Basic Information
Date: 
10/11/2014 - 18/11/2014
Venue: 
SM Tower, 24th Floor 979/69 Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai Phayathai
Venue Country: 
Thailand
Event Organisers: 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC)

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
The course is beneficial to the following: -Government Officials responsible for disaster management policy and plans IFRC/ICRC, international NGOs, NGOs involved in the areas of disaster risk reduction, response and recovery -Staff from training institutes and other agencies responsible for knowledge dissemination on disaster risk reduction and management, as well as training of trainers Persons involved in coordination of disaster management activities (e.g. including also the defense forces and emergency services) -Staff of UN agencies The content of the course concentrates on an Asia context with some references from other regions. However, both Asian and non-Asian participants are highly welcome. All representatives from the different regions, organizations and backgrounds are encouraged to interact, discuss, and make connections to ensure the greatest benefit is gained from attending the course. The class size is limited to 30 persons. ADPC accepts nomination on a first come, first served basis provided the applicant meets the course requirement.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

Course Objectives and Outcomes:

By completing the course, participants should gain a sound grasp of disaster risk management processes and be able to apply this knowledge to:

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USGS: Launch of 3D Elevation Program

Image showing the accurate flood information provided by 3DEP's maps

The US Geological Survey (USGS), along with other government agencies and the private sector, recently launched the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), composed on current and accurate three-dimensional m

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:11
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UNISDR launched survey on older people coping with disasters

Today, people aged over 60 constitute 11 per cent of the global population.

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and Help Age International, a Non-Governmental Organisation, launched a series of surveys to learn more about how elderly people cope with disaste

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 25/08/2014 - 12:48

Information Management for Disaster Management

Flood Extent Map for Hamburg, Germany in June 2013

A disaster manifests itself through its impacts and effects: it provokes injuries or fatalities; it affects the livelihoods of people in rural communities or in urban areas; it triggers damages and

India National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)

NIDM is a state agency in India for training and capacity development programs for managing natural disasters in India, on a national as well as regional basis.

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Secretariat for Vulnerability Issues of the Presidency of El Salvador (SAV)

The State of El Salvador has established in 2011 the Secretariat for Vulnerability Issues of the Presidency of El Salvador (SAV) with the mandate to implement actions necessary to prevent and eradi

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Regional Disaster Management Centre of Excellence (RDMCOE)

The Regional Disaster Management Centre of Excellence (RDMCOE) is a regional initiative with the following participating states: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Eth

Kenya National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC)

The National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) of Kenya was established in January 1998 by an act of Parliament to act as the focal point for co-ordinating response to emergencies and disasters in

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First International Summit on Tornadoes and Climate Change

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Chania
Basic Information
Date: 
25/05/2014 - 30/05/2014
Venue: 
Minoa Palace Hotel
Venue Country: 
Greece
Event Organisers: 

Florida State University

Language of event: 
English

Societal interest in tornadoes has increased over the past few yea

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