22nd regional learning workshop: CBDRR with a changing climate
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
The 22ed reginoal learning workshop on community -based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) with a changing climate will be held from Juan 24 to July 5, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The fundamental principle of community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) involves the development and support of bottom up processes arising from the communities in recognition of their own needs and aspirations for community safety, and appropriate actions to address them. The CBDRR course provides an opportunity to practitioners to learn, upgrade and share essential skills and knowledge to systematically address disaster risk reduction challenges at the community level and to facilitate the processes of reducing disaster risk of vulnerable communities.
The course aims to develop the capacity of CBDRR practitioners who will be the main project implementers at the community level on essential skills and knowledge on community based disaster risk mangement including:
- Discuss the context of CBDRR in a Changing Climate;
- Design and conduct climate inclusive community risk assessments;
- Identify measures for climate inclusive disaster risk reduction through vulnerability reduction and community capacity development;
- Prepare risk reduction plans and discuss its integration into sectoral developmental programs;
- Analyze issues and challenges in the implementation of community based risk reduction & climate change adaptation programs;
- Discuss areas of professional development to become a good CBDRR practitioner; and
- Build commitment and value systems to promote community empowerment for Climate Inclusive Community Risk Reduction.
The course takes place over ten workdays, structured around the following modules:
MODULE 1: Context of CBDRR in a Changing Climate
MODULE 2: Climate Inclusive Participatory Community Disaster Risk Assessment
MODULE 3: Participatory Disaster Risk Reduction Planning
MODULE 4: Climate Inclusive Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction
MODULE 5: Enabling Environments for CBDRR
MODULE 6: Future Knowledge Applications and conclusions
CBDRR is a specialized course catering to the competency and knowledge needs of operation level practitioners who are or would be involved in the design and implementation of CBDRR projects and programs in their organizations. The course is open for participants from various sectors including, local government departments, NGOs, INGOs, UN, IFRC, national emergency response agencies and private sector. Participants from policy and senior management levels of government, UN, donor organizations and INGOs are welcome if they are interested to learn about how CBDRR is operationalized. As course participants come from a diverse range of countries and organizations, and the class size is limited to 30 persons, ADPC accepts nominations from Asia and the Pacific on a first come, first served basis, provided that the applicant meets the course requirements. A limited number of participants from other regions will also be accepted, on a case by case and "first come first served" basis.
Regionally experienced practitioners and experts from APDC and its partner organizations will conduct and facilitate the CBDRR course.
Drawing upon the rich repository of knowledge, experience, tools and case studies of ADPC and other partner organizations, the course is primarily designed to promote the sharing of relevant knowledge by encouraging participants to think creatively and utilize contemporary adult learning methods such as
- interactive lectures
- field work
- group work
- classroom exercises
All of us will be learners and will learn from each other from resource persons, facilitators and participants.
All teaching and reference materials are in English.Participants must be fully conversant in English.
Applicants are highly recommended to stay at the hotel where the training is held. The room rate is approximately US$70-90 per single occupancy room per night including daily buffet breakfast.
Package A with accommodation: US$3,175
Package B without accommodation: US$2,275
The standard course fee of US$3,175 covers course tuition, training materials, single accommodation with breakfast (13 nights), two break refreshments & lunch (Monday-Friday) during the training, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch on weekends, all dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
Participants who wish to seek own accommodation can choose an alternative course fee package B of US$2,275 Logistics
Participants are expected to arrive on June 23, 2013 and leave on July 6, 2013.
Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by the organizations. The application can be submitted online soon. For offline application, the completely filled application form should be submitted ADPC through email, fax or postal mail. The application form is available for download above. Pre-course information will be sent participants once they are accepted to the course.
If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC account through bank transfer or International Demand Draft (IDD) no later than May 31, 2013. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled. Please note that personal cheques are not accepted as a form of payment.
If you are unable to attend, a substitute applicant is welcome to attend in your place, provided the participation criteria described above have been met. Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least 3 weeks prior to course commencement; in which case, a full refund less 15% of course fee for banking charges and administrative costs will be made. No refunds are available for cancellation within 3 weeks prior to course commencement.
POINT OF CONTACT
Training Services Unit (TSU)
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
979/66-70, 24th Floor SM Tower
Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai
Phayathai Bangkok, 10400
Tel: +66 (02) 298 0681-92
Cell Phone: +66 87 697 7535
Fax: +66 (02) 298 0012-13
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