The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the Government of the Republic of Korea are opening Asia's first ISDR Education and Training Institute for Urban Risk Reduction in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
The ISDR Education and Training Institute for Urban Risk Reduction is the first educational and research facility in Asia for disaster risk reduction professionals specialising in urban risk reduction issues. Asia is not only the most populated continent on earth but also the most affected by disasters.
The ISDR Education and Training Institute for Urban Risk Reduction will act as a facilitator for building capacity on urban risk reduction issues including sharing science technologies and data on climate related hazards. The Institute will also train regional government officials and NGO practitioners, thus increasing technical skills and cooperation across the urban development remit.
On the occasion of the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Reduction, UN-SPIDER and several partners have launched the “SPIDER Global Thematic Partnership”. This partnership is foreseen as a forum to facilitate the networking of the global community of practitioners targeting the use of space-based information and services to support disaster risk management, including mainstreaming Disaster-Risk Reduction into development.
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