Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction

Event Organisers: 

The Central European University (CEU)

The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 

The In-Service ICT Training for Environmental Professionals (ISEPEI)

Venue Country: 

  • Hungary

Venue City: 

Budapest

Venue: 

CEU Summer University

Date: 

11/07/2016 to 15/07/2016

Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Training type: 

academic

Language of event: 

English

Target Audience: 

Representatives of regional and country offices of agencies, offices, programmes, and organizations of the United Nations; National Focal Points of international conventions; Relevant government agencies (e.g. Ministries of Emergency Situations, Environment, Communications; Academia, Researchers; Civil Society

Description: 

The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary is organizing a workshop in July 2016 in cooperation with the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).  The workshop focuses on Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction. 

The workshop will highlight recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and how they are empowering both decision-makers and citizens to play a proactive role in managing disaster risks and providing more effective disaster response.  The program will cover a number of themes, including ICTs for DRR, innovations in climate risk management (CRM) and disaster preparedness and response, smart cities, and integration of relevant innovative solutions into sectoral and municipal development. A range of technologies will be presented including remote sensing, GIS, big data, citizen science, mobile technologies, data portals, and more.

This joint UNDP and Central European University (CEU) workshop will combine regional UNDP experience, ICT industry expertise, and accumulated first-hand knowledge from a global network of organizations, offering both theoretical and practical skills in disaster risk reduction, monitoring, and recovery.

For further information on the workshop and application procedures, please visit: http://isepei.org/innovations-drr-2016 and http://summer.ceu.edu/disaster-2016.

Or contact the organisers at info [at] isepei.org.

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