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CDI course: Managing risk and hazards in the face of natural disaster

Mar. 23, 2015 - Apr. 03, 2015

Natural hazards are a well-known phenomenon to humankind. However, there are strong indicators to suggest that the frequency and intensity of climate-related natural hazards will continue to increase under the effect of global warming. Climate change impacts pose a real and considerable threat to communities living in hot-spots of vulnerability to extreme meteorological and hydrological events.

The case for climate change adaptation

Managing risk and building resilience

Faced with climate change and variability, stakeholders in development need  to address the concerns which are common to both the fields of  adaptation and disaster risk reduction in an integrated way. In doing  so, some key priorities for sustainable development can be identified.
Simply reducing the uncertainty of climate projections cannot fully support  adaptation without strongly appreciating the global trends of population increase and its associated land and water use changes. Being forced to embrace uncertainty and complexity, stakeholders urgently need to  develop effective strategies for change processes that affect  communities, organizations and institutions.

Course objectives

This course aims to enhance capacity of a community or organization for  adapting to changing climate-related hazards, improving resilience and  disaster preparedness, using adaptation to climate change as an entry  point.

Topics covered: are climate change adaptation, disaster  risk management, vulnerability, resilience, multi-stakeholder processes  and policy. The training programme has an interactive nature and  incorporates group work, case studies, interactive lectures,  discussions, presentations, field visits and excursions.

Target audience

This training course is designed for managers, policy makers, specialists  and researchers who are professionally involved in the management of  risks and hazards and climate change. You may work in public and civil  society sectors, for universities, national research or development  programmes, for government organisations or NGOs. You need at least have 3 years professional experience and proficiency in English is required.

The course is organised in cooperation with the Asia Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC).

Practical Information

Price2,400 euro
Date23 March - 03 April 2015
Deadline09 February 2015
Deadline NFP07 October 2014

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