The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), headquartered in Thailand, is an international institute of higher learning. It is Asia’s pioneer institution established in 1959 to help meet the region’s growing needs for advanced learning in engineering, science, technology and management, research, and capacity building. AIT’s mission is to develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a leading role in the sustainable development of the region and its integration into the global economy.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
Conflict, war, and forced displacement affect millions of people each year and have immediate and long-term consequences for human health and development, in addition to causing the degradation of natural and managed landscapes. Analysis with NASA satellite imagery can help target humanitarian response and relief by i) offering a timely understanding of region-specific environmental conditions and change, and ii) capturing contextual information over broad geographic regions and time spans.
This training is primarily intended for stakeholders, academics, researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international agencies, and government ministries involved in humanitarian response and decision support activities.
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Training Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and Synthetic Aperture Radar
Four-part webinar series. Each part will be 2 hours presented in identical, pre-recorded morning/afternoon sessions on the same day for broader outreach across time zones.
First Session: 11:00-13:00 EDT (UTC-4)
Second Session: 15:00-17:00 EDT (UTC-4)
The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is the flagship report of the United Nations on worldwide efforts to reduce disaster risk. The GAR is published biennially by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), and is the product of the contributions of nations, public and private disaster risk-related science and research, amongst others.
Today, on 26 April 2022, UNDRR launched the 2022 GAR entitled "Our World at Risk: Transforming Governance for a Resilient Future".
Impact-based forecasts that inform the public of what the weather will do rather than what weather will be are vital to save lives and livelihoods. Yet one in three people are still not adequately covered by early warning systems. Being prepared and able to act at the right time, in the right place, can save many lives and protect the livelihoods of communities everywhere, both now and in the future.