This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
Flood management is becoming more and more important to society, and flood modelling is seen as an integral part of flood management. The Online course on flood modelling for management aims at focusing on models that are used for planning and design as well as for forecasting floods so that mitigating measures can be taken in time. Decision support systems (DSS) based on models are increasingly being used by engineers and scientists in flood management.
Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
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.
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10/11/2014 to 18/11/2014
SM Tower, 24th Floor 979/69 Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai Phayathai
Government official responsible for disaster risk reduction policy and planning, national development planning, physical/land-use planning, local development, finance, or from national forums on Millennium Development Goals and related agencies. Development professionals from development agencies (such as UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies and non-governmental organizations), working closely with government agencies on issues related to development policy, planning and programs.
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The standard course fee of US$2,000 covers course tuition, training materials, single accommodation with breakfast (6 nights), two break refreshments & lunch (Monday-Friday) during the training, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch on weekends, all dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
Participants who wish to seek own accommodation can choose an alternative course fee package B of US$1,575
Training Services Department (TSD)
Asian DisasterPreparedness Center
979/66-70, 24th Floor SM Tower
Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai
Phayathai, Bangkok, 10400 Thailand
Tel: +66 (02) 298 0681-92
Fax: +66 (02) 298 0012
Email: tsu [at] adpc.net
The workshop was attended by 25 participants from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
It aimed at increasing awareness among staff of disaster management authorities with regard to the use of space-based information for disaster risk reduction, in cooperation with State and regional remote-sensing applications centres.
The training course brought together 25 key participants and resources persons.
The event provided a platform to the State Disaster Management Authorities and providers of space based information (State Remote Sensing Applications Centres, National Remote Sensing Centres of Indian Space Research Organisation) to discuss latest systems, tools, technologies, products and best practices. The resources persons provided the latest trends in disaster risk reduction and space technology interventions. UN-SPIDER and NIDM have hosted such events since 2010. This was third such workshop in the series based on the recommendations of previous workshops.
As a follow-up to the technical advisory mission (TAM) to Sri Lanka (17-21 October 2011), a four-day capacity-building training course was held. The expert team had listed in their TAM report a number of recommendations to the Government to strengthen
10 experts from various organizations including United Nations agencies, regional organizations, national agencies and institutions led the technical sessions.
25 participants involved in disaster management and hazard mapping in Sri Lanka participated representing the following agencies: Department Meteorology, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, National Building Research Organization Coast Conservation Department, Department of Irrigation, Disaster Management Centre, Department of Survey and Mapping, Department of Agriculture, Department of Census and Statistics and Universities.
The course was jointly organized by the Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka (DMC) and UN-SPIDER, with support from Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, UNDP in Sri Lanka and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC). The broad objective of the training was to strengthen the capacity of the national agencies to use geo-spatial technologies for hazard mapping, hazard monitoring and risk assessments. Besides discussing the current state of use of space-based information for disaster management in Sri Lanka, the experts conveyed knowledge on the LiDARDigital Evaluation Model, National Spatial Data Infrastructure for flood hazard mapping as well as knowledge on coastal hazard mapping, coastal zone management and integrated shoreline management plans. In addition, NDRCC donated HJ-1 satellite images of entire Sri Lanka and license-free image processing software which can be used by DMC and other organizations in Sri Lanka for hazard mapping as well as for natural resource mapping. The complete training report is available here.
CBDRR practitioners who want to develop their capacities and essential skills and knowledge on Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction as well as interested persons who would like to know more about CBDRR
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The course is open for participants from various sectors including, local government departments, NGOs, INGOs, UN, IFRC, national emergencyresponse agencies and private sector. Participants from policy and senior management levels of government, UN, donor organizations and INGOs are welcome if they are interested to learn about how CBDRR is operationalized. As course participants come from a diverse range of countries and organizations, and the class size is limited to 30 persons, ADPC accepts nominations from Asia and the Pacific on a first come, first served basis, provided that the applicant meets the course requirements. A limited number of participants from other regions will also be accepted, on a case by case and "first come first served" basis.
Package A with accommodation: US$3,175 Package B without accommodation: US$2,275
For more information please contact Asian DisasterPreparedness Center Training Services Department (TSD) 979/66-70, 24th Floor SM Tower Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai Phayathai Bangkok, 10400 Tel: +66 (02) 298 0681-92 Cell Phone: +66 87 697 7535 Fax: +66 (02) 298 0012-13 Skype ID: ADPC_Training Email: tsu [at] adpc.net