disaster risk reduction

India - Regional Training Course

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This training course was conducted as a follow-up action to the Technical Advisory Missions which were carried out by UN-SPIDER in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. This one-month training course was organised by the Center for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) and was jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of

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09/04/2012 to 04/05/2012

Title of Training: 

Space technology for disaster risk management and emergency response

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Trainers: 

The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing of ISRO, UN-SPIDER, UNESCAP and UNU.

Target Group: 

A total of 27 participants from 17 countries were participating in the course.

Training Profile: 

The overall objective of this international training course was to strengthen the capacity of participants in understanding how space-based information, services and solutions can be used to reduce disaster risks and losses. The participants were exposed to relevant space-based geoinformation (remote sensing, GIS, satellite positioning systems) and communication technologies and their synergies with modeling techniques that can be used in different phases of disaster risk reduction (DRR) for a variety of hazards. The course consisted of five modules including an overview of disaster risk reduction, an overview of space technologies for disaster risk reduction, the application of space technologies to this context and a short project.

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OECD study: Hyogo Framework boosts funding for disaster risk reduction

Devastation caused by an earthquake in Pakistan in 2005.

A recent study conducted with eleven member States of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that “all respondents reported that their DRR funding has either slightly, or significantly, increased since the launch of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in 2005”, as UNISDR reported.

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Publishing Date: 

Fri, 20/09/2013 - 09:43

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Fri, 09/20/2013

Workshop: Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergencies

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Set amidst the context of

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21

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Training Target Audience: 

The course is designed to benefit field practitioner staff of INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and goverment department staff responsible for disaster risk reduction.

Is a certificate Issued?: 

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Tuition Remarks: 

Course fees begin from 540 GBP and are based on a price banding system. The fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch and refreshments

Additional Information: 

Registration will take place from 8.45 am on the first day.

Date: 

03/02/2014 to 07/02/2014

Venue City: 

London

Event Organisers: 

RedR - United Kingdom

Language of event: 

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Training: Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

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21

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Date: 

24/09/2013 to 27/09/2013

Venue: 

Darewadi Learning Centre Village Darewadi, block, Dist. Sangamner, Ahmednagar,

Venue City: 

Maharashtra

Event Organisers: 

Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

Language of event: 

1

Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015

Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Martin Dahi

Japan will host the world conference slated to be held next year at which countries will adopt the successor to the current global blueprint for

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Fri, 24/05/2013 - 11:29

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Fri, 05/24/2013

Ban Ki-Moon: Economic losses from disaster out of control

 Ban Ki-moon meets with Margareta Wahlström

In a recent press release, the United Nations Office for

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Thu, 16/05/2013 - 09:58

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Thu, 05/16/2013

Post-2015 disaster risk reduction: The role of outer space

Satellites help to respond to disasters, emergencies and crisis.

In a recent article on their website, UNISDR, the United Nations Office for

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Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:45

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Fri, 04/19/2013

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COCONet: Measuring Atmosphere and Earth for Disaster Risk Reduction

COCONet sites in the Caribbean

The Continuously Operating Caribbean Observational Network (COCONet) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the aim of developing a large-scale geodetic and atmospheric infrastructure in the Caribbean that will form the backbone for a broad range of geoscience and atmospheric investigations and enable research on process-oriented science questions with direct relevance to geohazards.

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COCONet: GPS stations for hazard assessment

Publishing Date: 

Wed, 17/04/2013 - 09:32

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14

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-73
Wed, 04/17/2013

COCONet: Measuring Atmosphere and Earth to Reduce Risk from Natural Hazards

The Continuously Operating Caribbean Observational Network (COCONet) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the aim of developing a large-scale geodetic and atmospheric infrastructure in the Caribbean that will form the backbone for a broad range of geoscience and atmospheric investigations and enable research on process-oriented science questions with direct relevance to geohazards.

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14

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UN family agrees on plan for disaster risk reduction

Displaced Family in Thailand

Representatives of UN agencies, funds and programmes completed an action plan this week that will accelerate the integration of

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Publishing Date: 

Fri, 08/03/2013 - 14:21

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46

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Fri, 03/08/2013

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