Community-based DRR

Building earthquake resilience through technology

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English

As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, it is time to ask the question, “Is California better prepared for a catastrophic event?” and “Are there new technology solutions that can make a difference in saving lives and property?”.

Since the Loma Prieta event, California’s population, physical infrastructure, and GDP, have all increased dramatically and researchers are now predicting a high probability of a major earthquake occurring in a densely populated area of California within the next 20 to 30 years.

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Additional Information: 

Time: 2PM ET / 11AM PT

Date: 

20/05/2014

Event Organisers: 

Emergency Visions

Language of event: 

1

5th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM 2014)

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English

The theme of the conference is "Building Disaster Resilient Communities".

The focus of the conference builds on opportunities through science and technology, political will and behaviour change to address current crises and reduce risks for future generations. Whilst knowledge about the nature and context of disasters has proliferated, many potential actions for integrated disaster reduction remain far from realised.

latitude: 

43

longitude: 

-81

Date: 

30/10/2014 to 01/11/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 31/08/2014

Venue: 

Western University

Venue City: 

London, Ontario

Event Organisers: 

Integrated Disaster Risk Management Society (IDRiM)

Language of event: 

1

8th International conference on community based adaptation

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English

An international conference in Nepal next month aims to show how to unlock finance that can help communities in developing countries adapt to climate change.

The 8th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA8) on 24-30 April will explore ways to encourage the private sector to invest in adaptation and ensure that public finance reaches communities that need it.

latitude: 

28

longitude: 

85

Date: 

24/04/2014 to 30/04/2014

Venue City: 

Kathmandu

Event Organisers: 

International Institute for Environment and Development

Language of event: 

1

Online certificate course on mainstreaming gender into community based disaster risk management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English

The Hyogo Framework for Action, the global roadmap for disaster risk reduction from 2005 – 2015 recognizes both community participation and gender-sensitive disaster risk management. Gender perspective is a cross-cutting principle of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2000 – 2015: on Building Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disaster, which states that:

Training Target Audience: 

This course aims at project staff, advisers, volunteers, women activist, humanitarian workers, disaster risk managers, gender desk officers and consultants, involved in facilitating integration of non discriminatory behaviour and equality between men and women. Candidates should have a good written command of English language and good competence and comfort with computer and internet use.

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Training Requirements: 

This is an online course, so you'll need to have a computer with an Internet connection, and you'll need a web-browser (you can use IE or FireFox). All the course materials you'll need to complete this course are provided in the course modules. You will not need to purchase any additional materials, resources, or books. You will also have the opportunity of experiencing the best online training platform.

Tuition Remarks: 

US$300. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for this course for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.

Date: 

02/04/2014 to 23/05/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 31/03/2014

Event Organisers: 

Human Rights and Justice Group International (HRJGI)

Language of event: 

1

Natural Disaster awareness for community leaders

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English

Community leaders have the responsibility and opportunity to enhance their communities’ ability to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from all forms of disasters. This course will help to enhance these individuals’ understanding of disasters, risk assessment in the context of disaster management, prevailing emergency management procedures and operations, and the different vulnerability factors that exist within their local communities.

latitude: 

41

longitude: 

-72

Training Target Audience: 

This course is intended for traditional community leaders, religious organizations, the business community, civic groups, elected leaders, emergency managers, and first responders.

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Date: 

28/02/2014

Venue City: 

Southhampton, New York

Event Organisers: 

National Disaster Training Preparedness Center (NDPTC)

Language of event: 

1

Training: Building Resilient Communities - Community-Managed Disaster Risk Reduction

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
English

The Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) approach builds people’s capacities to prevent and mitigate the impact of hazards of communities at risk. This is achieved by enhancing individual survivability and community readiness. Building resilient communities means strengthening the foundation of safety and enhancing disaster risk
reduction measures. This course is jointly designed and organized by IIRR and Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) with special focus on South Asian country participants (i.e. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal).

latitude: 

28

longitude: 

85

Training Target Audience: 

Senior managers, development planners, facilitators, trainers, resource persons, and mentors who will benefit from learning the hows and ways forward in CMDRR.

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Training Requirements: 

Course participants are expected to arrive one day before the start of the course. IIRR reserves the right to cancel the course one month before its schedule if the required quorum is not met. This will be immediately conveyed to the applicants.

Tuition Remarks: 

Course fee covers meals and coffee breaks, double occupancy accomodation, course-related materials, field and agency visits, and airport transfers.

Additional Information: 

The course uses a participatory training approach. Short lectures are complemented by group exercises, case study analysis, plenary discussions and field visits to communities. The trainers are experienced IIRR professionals led by IIRR Asia’s Program Specialist for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Wilson Barbon. Professionals from Nepal will also co-facilitate the training program.

Date: 

21/05/2014 to 30/05/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sat, 19/04/2014

Venue: 

Hotel Heritage in Bhaktapur Cultural City

Venue City: 

Kathmandu

Event Organisers: 

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Regional Center for Asia (IIRR)

Language of event: 

1

Pages

Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.