The Asia Pacific region faces heavy human and economic losses from disasters, whose frequency and intensity is increasing drastically in recent years. The evidence from the Indonesian Tsunami , Kashmir and China earthquakes, Cyclone Nargis, Afghanistan blizzard, and other events happening in the region and around the world undoubtedly reflect the level of devastation that disasters can bring.
To reduce the impact of disastrous events on communities and support development sustainability, the DMC course aims to provide comprehensive disaster management knowledge and skills to enhance the capabilities of managers who have key disaster management responsibilities. The course is designed to enable professionals working in disaster management, development and donor agencies to effectively integrate disaster management into their programs and policies. Participants will be encouraged to develop key skills and adopt proactive attitudes through participation in interactive lectures and reflection on a range of key issues raised during discussions and practical activities.
The 40th Regional Training on Disaster Management (DMC-40)
Date: 1-19 October 2010
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
For more information and registration go to: GIS DEVELOPMENT