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10th International Training Course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sat, 20/09/2014
Venue City: 
Bangkok
Basic Information
Date: 
27/10/2014 - 07/11/2014
Venue Country: 
Thailand/Bangkok
Event Organisers: 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Co-organisers: 

The Asian Institute of Technology

The International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente (ITC), the Netherlands

UNITARS Operational Satellite Applications Program (UNITAR-UNOSAT)

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
The course is open to all participants who are working or will be working in the organizations where spatial information is used or considered to be used for the purpose of disaster risk management, disaster management, or disaster risk reduction. There is no prerequisite GIS knowledge for participant who is interested in this course.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Training Requirements: 

The course welcome participants from all geographic areas, however the class size is limited to 30 persons. ADPC accepts nomination on a first come, first served basis provided the applicant meets the course requirement.

Training Tuition: 
3,175.00 USD
Tuition Remarks: 

The standard course fee of US$3,175 covers the course tuition, training materials, accommodation with breakfast, meeting package, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch and dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

Participants who wish to seek own accommodation can choose an alternative course fee package of US$2275

Rapid population growth and urbanization combined with extreme climatic events are causing a rapid increase in vulnerability of communities exposed to hazardous events.

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Dominican Republic: New National Plan for Disaster Risk Management

Community near Santo Domingo flooded due to Hurricane Sandy in November 2012.

The President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, has approved a new "National Plan for Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management",

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Fri, 27/12/2013 - 09:24
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30.4141
longitude: 
130.901

Managing Risk in the Face of Climate Change

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Bangkok
Basic Information
Date: 
09/12/2013 - 20/12/2013
Venue: 
Swissotel
Venue Country: 
Thailand/Bangkok
Event Organisers: 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
This training programme is designed for managers, policy makers, specialists and researchers who are professionally involved in the management of risks and climate change. They may work in public and civic society sectors, for universities, national research or development programmes, for government organisations or NGOs.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Training Requirements: 

Preferably have a working understanding of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and/or Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Proficiency in English is required.

Training Tuition: 
1,750.00 EUR
Tuition Remarks: 

This fee includes the tuition fee, full board and lodging and all other course related costs. Travel costs are not included.

The course has several objectives, but mainly the aim is to enhance the capacity of stakeholders in development for adapting to changing climate-related hazards and improving resilience and disaste

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Regional Workshop on integral disaster risk management in Central America

Participants discussed recent advances, challenges and needs.

UN-SPIDER participated in the Regional Consultation and Awareness Raising Workshop on Integral Disaster Risk Management in Central America which took place in Panama City, Panama, from 26 to 28 Nov

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 12:55
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8.99427
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-79.5188

Report launch: The Value of Geo-Information for Disaster and Risk Management (VALID)

On 3 September 2013, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER presented a new report which shows the economic, humanitarian and organizational benefits of applying geoinformation to disaster management.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Tue, 03/09/2013 - 14:49

The Value of Geoinformation for Disaster and Risk Management (VALID)

Issue Date: 
Tue, 03/09/2013

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: Output Documents available

Plenary Summary: Global Platform and Discussions on Post-2015 Framework

The Fourth Session of the Global Platform took place from 19 to 23 May 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 18/06/2013 - 15:19
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46.1984
longitude: 
6.1423

Philippines: Adoption of Indonesia's Open Source Disaster Mitigation Tool

Fishermen in the Philippines

The website Futuregov Asia reported that the Philippines are planning to improve their disaster mitigation efforts by adopting an Indonesian mapping and planning tool: "The Department of Scien

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 27/05/2013 - 10:38
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14.5995
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120.984

University of West Indies conducts geo-training

At the St.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 28/02/2013 - 11:49
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10.6918
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-61.2225

Typhoon Bopha: Philippines prepare for next super-storms

Super Typhoon Bopha on Dec. 2, 2012

Super-typhoon Bopha (locally called Pablo) that hit the Philippines on 4 December 2012 was one of the worst storms the region had ever seen.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Tue, 19/02/2013 - 14:14
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7.544
longitude: 
126.121