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The Caribbean: New Disaster Preparedness Action Plan

GOES-13 satellite captured this image of clouds over the Caribbean

The European Commission re-affirmed its commitment to disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean by launching the Disaster Preparedness (DIPECHO) action plan 2013-2014.

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Mon, 03/02/2014 - 14:26
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Disaster Preparedness

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
Basic Information
Event Organisers: 

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Engineering professional development

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Web-based Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
Designed for people involved in disaster management for natural disasters. It will benefit government personnel, representatives of private voluntary agencies, and other individuals interested in disaster/emergency management
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Training Tuition: 
225.00 USD
Additional Information: 

Students will earn 25 Professional Development Hours (PDH) and 2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU). .

Course Summary:

Self study course

The topics of this course are:

Myanmar Disaster Preparedness Agency (MDPA)

The Myanmar Disaster Preparedness Agency (MDPA) is the national focal point for planning, executing, facilitating and coordinating disaster preparedness activities.

Jamaican Office for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)

Disaster preparedness is a dynamic function, which includes the identification of disaster threats and risks throughout the country and the formulation of plans to create a state of readiness to me

Satellite Industry partners up with militaries in the Pacfic

Global VSAT Forum (GVF), the international non-profit association of the satellite industry, collaborated with Pacific-Area militaries to conduct an international training to improve disaster prepa

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Thu, 23/08/2012 - 09:30

EU ramps up budget for disaster preparedness

Millions of people from the world's most vulnerable and poorest communities will benefit from new disaster preparedness programmes funded from the European Commission's Disaster Preparedness Progra

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 09:06

2nd UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response; Geneva, Switzerland; 16 Nov 2011

UN-SPIDER organized this Expert Meeting with the support and cooperation of the Government of Austria (through the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria) and the Secu

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Wed, 21/12/2011 - 15:40
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Local and hi-tech responses needed when disaster strikes in Africa

Indigenous knowledge should be harnessed to new technologies to help break the cycle of natural calamities in Africa, according to Juliana Rotich, executive director of Ushahidi, a Nairobi-based on

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Tue, 20/12/2011 - 12:43

China: Prepared for the Worst - Measures are taken to enhance disaster relief

According to a joint statement issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA) and the National Disaster Reduction Commission (NDRC) on October 10, natural disasters left 1,074 people dead or missin

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Thu, 27/10/2011 - 18:58

Uganda plans early warning ICT system

Telecoms regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union are jointly developing an early warning system that will provide

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Mon, 12/09/2011 - 11:17