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COURSE OVERVIEW

The rapid population growth and urbanization combined with extreme climatic events are causing a swift increase in vulnerability of communities to hazardous events. Unplanned growth both in urban and non-urban areas calls for preparation to reduce the impact of disasters, and there is a great need to utilize disaster risk information in designing effective coping mechanisms.

Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and geographic information systems (GIS) play an important role in disaster risk assessment and management. There is a need to create awareness among disaster management professionals regarding the importance of utilizing GIS.

The curriculum for this course has been re-designed jointly by ADPC, Asian Institute of Technology, the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente, Netherlands, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research's Operational Satellite Applications... read more

Disaster risk within a country has its roots in development decisions that do not adequately address disaster concerns, and the resulting disasters are coming at the cost of development and poverty reduction. By not considering disaster risk in development planning, new risks could be unintentionally created or existing ones exacerbated through investments in infrastructure and public services, and through improper planning and regulation.

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1: Introduction to disaster risk reduction

The first module will provide participants with the basic knowledge on disaster risk reduction (DRR) that is required to support a detailed understanding of mainstreaming. The module will cover terminologies related to DRR, discuss the comprehensive link between disasters and development, and provide a basic outline on risk assessment and how to use risk information to guide development decisions.

Module 2: Mainstreaming disaster risk... read more

Why the course?

Initiated in 2003, ADPC has conducted nine (9) successful EVRC courses providing training on earthquake vulnerability reduction strategies, know-how for the development of organized approaches for earthquake vulnerability reduction, knowledge and skills for implementation of mitigation initiatives, appreciation of risk communication, analysis of the need to develop multi-sectoral partnerships for successful implementation of mitigation measures.

Who can attend?

This course is particularly useful for those concerned with earthquake vulnerability reduction upon the development context. It is open to all countries. Participation by decision makers, elected and appointed national and local administrators, development and planning authorities, as well as officials in urban planning, housing, public works, and related sectors. is especially encouraged. The course is of certain benefits to private real estate land... read more

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) will be conducting a training course entitled Disaster Risk Communication.  The training course is based on the need to address the role of communication in disaster risk management. The training course will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 20 to 22 March 2017.

The course will cover the following topics:

• Communication Needs in the Different Phases of the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Cycle

• Risk Communication Theories

• Understanding Audiences

• Making Messages Work

• Options for Taking the Message Across

• Designing and Implementing an Effective Communication Plan Including M & E

• Role of Mass Media in Disaster Risk: Effectively Engaging the Media

There will be discussions and scenario-based groups during the course.

The course fee of US$ 1,375.00 covers hotel accommodation, complimentary buffet breakfast, morning and after afternoon snacks and buffet... read more

ADPC will be conducting its flagship course offering, 46th Regional Course on Disaster Management (DMC-46) on November 7-25, 2016 at Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. 

Course overview:
The rapid population growth and urbanization combined with extreme climatic events are causing a swift increase in vulnerability of communities to hazardous events. Unplanned growth both in urban and non-urban areas calls for preparation to reduce the impact of disasters, and there is a great need to utilize disaster risk information in designing effective coping mechanisms.
 
Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and geographic information systems (GIS) play an important role in disaster risk assessment and management. There is a need to create awareness among disaster management professionals regarding the importance of utilizing GIS.
... read more

The fundamental principle of community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) involves the development of bottom-up processes arising from the communities themselves. Development is based on the community's specific needs and its aspirations for safety, and appropriate actions to address these. In above context, ADPC realizes CBDRR is a significant principle to reduce the disaster risk. Therefore, ADPC is pleased to announce the 24th Regional Training Course on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction to be held from July 20-31, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Course Objective:

The course aims to develop the capacity of community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) practitioners who will be the main project implementers at the community level by providing them with knowledge and skills in CBDRR including:   * Discussing the context of CBDRR in a changing climate    * Designing and conducting climate-inclusive community risk assessments    * Identifying... read more

Course purpose

The course offers to build the capacity of professionals to design, manage, evaluate and undertake improvements in people centered end-to-end early warning systems for hydro-meteorological & geological hazards and extreme events associated with climate change and variability. it builds upon ADPC's two decades of experiences in disaster management, facilitating regional cooperation and building capacities of disaster management institutions at all government levels, disaster management practitioners and communities. it extends to a decade of experience in institutionalizing weather and climate information applications for disaster mitigation and recently, in the implementation of Indian Ocean and South East Asia end-to-end early warning system for tsunami and hydro-meteorological hazards. Upon completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • understand operational mechanisms and procedures for the prediction, forecasting,... read more

 

At this conference, industry leaders and technology experts will share their views on how geospatial technology, including LIDAR and satellite imagery enhances operational flood prediction and post-event flood monitoring as well as to share experiences and best practices on the most up-to-date geospatial technologies to assess the accuracy of current ground elevation data for hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for flooding areas. In addition, ample time has been set aside to share latest update and technology innovation in terrestrial mapping solutions and leveraging the value of digital earth observation for earthquake disaster management and recovery. 

At the commencement of Year 2015, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center would like to offer the opportunity for those who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in disaster risk management to attend the 6th Regional Training Course on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into National Development Process.

You can participate to the new training course on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into National Development Process to be held from 18 - 22 May 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The goal of the course is to enhance understanding on mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the development planning process, in order to build the capacities of government officials, development partners and stakeholders to implement disaster resilient development. The specific objectives of the course include:

-to increase awareness among participants on the need to mainstream DRR into the development planning processes

-to enhance the capacity of participants on '... read more

Course Objectives and Outcomes:

By completing the course, participants should gain a sound grasp of disaster risk management processes and be able to apply this knowledge to:

  • Discuss basic concepts, terminology and models of disaster risk management
  • Identify and assess disaster risks using a risk management approach
  • Plan and develop effective strategies and systems for disaster risk reduction
  • Develop effective processes for preparedness planning in order to improve disaster response and recovery programs
  • Effectively and efficiently set up and utilize an emergency coordination center to manage disaster events
  • Set up an Incident Command System to a given scenario
  • Discuss disaster recovery frameworks and policies appropriate to the country
  • Address and assess key implementation issues and requirements in disaster management

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