disaster risk reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

Course Summary:

Self study course

The topics of the course are:

Introduction to Disaster Risk Management, Disaster Risk Management and Development, Disaster Risk Identification, Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Risk Transfer and Financing, Capacity Development for Disaster Risk Reduction

General Information

Course information is subject to change.


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Training Target Audience: 

Designed for people involved in disaster management for natural disasters. It will benefit government personnel, representatives of private voluntary agencies, and other individuals interested in disaster/emergency management

Is a certificate Issued?: 


Additional Information: 

By participating in this course, you will earn 25 Professional Development Hours (PDH) and 2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Event Organisers: 

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Engineering professional development

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UN: Disaster Management paramount for post-2015 agenda

severity and economic losses of disasters continue to increase across the globe

As the

Publishing Date: 

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 10:33

Toward Resilience: ECB publishes guide for Disaster Risk Reduction

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction

Toward Resilience: A Guide to

Publishing Date: 

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 10:05

UNISDR: Global Disaster Risk Assessment Report takes Shape

Work is entering the final stages on UNISDR's new edition of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR13) which will appear in May this year. It is already being hailed by many peer reviewers as a "pioneering" piece of work because of its focus on risk as a major blind spot for the private sector.


Publishing Date: 

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 11:34

Fourth Africa regional platform for disaster risk reduction

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The AUC in collaboration with the UNISDR have organized the 4th Africa Regional Platform for DRR, planned to take place in Arusha Tanzania from 13 to 15 February alongside the 5th Africa drought Adaptation Forum planned for 11-12 February 2013.

The main objectives, agenda items and expected results of the 4th Africa Regional Platform on DRR are:






13/02/2013 to 15/02/2013

Venue City: 



Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge

Event Organisers: 

Africa Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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Disaster Risk Reduction: UN task team develops second Thematic Think Piece

The UN system task team on the post-2015 UN development agenda has developed their second Thematic Think Piece on Disaster Risk and Resilience to support discussions on the post-2015 development agenda.

Publishing Date: 

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 09:55

Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The UN General Assembly confirmed that Japan will host the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015 when it passed its annual resolution yesterday on the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.


Publishing Date: 

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 16:26

Philippine Conference stresses importance of GIS for disaster risk reduction

The recently- conducted GIS 8 Network 6th Conference and 14th Regional Assembly underscored the benefits of optimizing the use of geospatial information in support to disaster risk reduction and management. Held on November 15-16, 2012 at the Leyte Park Resort Hotel, the conference which was hosted by the Department of Agriculture Region 8, centered on the theme “GIS in Aid for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.”


Publishing Date: 

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 08:38

Disaster Risk Reduction: UN to develop an action plan

A major initiative to develop a UN strategic plan of action for disaster risk reduction and resilience got

Publishing Date: 

Fri, 23/11/2012 - 12:06

PreventionWeb turns five

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction today marks the 5th anniversary of the launch of PreventionWeb which is now used by 55,000 unique visitors every month as a common platform for disaster risk reduction professionals to find and share information and collaborate on disaster risk reduction issues. “Our initial goal was to help people make sense of the disaster risk reduction domain.

Publishing Date: 

Fri, 16/11/2012 - 12:17


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