UN-SPIDER and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)
The UN-SPIDER Beijing Office and the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China are jointly organising the “International training course on Drought Monitoring and Assessment using Space-based Information” from 18 to 22 September 2014 (back to back with the fourth UN-SPIDER Conference in Beijing, see above). The training is organised for the benefit of the countries supported by UN-SPIDER through its technical advisory support services. By the end of the one-week training, it is expected that participants are fully conversant with the concept of disaster risk management and drought assessment, and are able to understand multi-drought feature parameters, extraction methods, as well as the methodology of drought risk assessment using space technology. The interaction of experts and participants is expected to foster networks, exchange of knowledge and the exploration of new research frontiers in drought risk assessment. Overall, this training is expected to contribute to the capacity building of national partners to use space technology for disaster risk reduction and in the development process.