From vulnerability to resilience in disaster risk management

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Other organizer:
Tohoku University; University of Bonn
Date:
10-22 Mar 2013
Location:
Germany (Bonn)
Venue:
UN Campus
This years´ course will start with a Scientific Workshop on “The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 11 March 2011 – Lessons Learned and Research Questions” that will take place on 11 March 2013.

Main objectives of the course are to increase the awareness regarding the complexity and importance of vulnerability and resilience in the field of disaster risk management and to explore options to reduce vulnerability and risk by improved adaptive capacities.

The overall goal of the Block Course is to increase the awareness regarding the complexity and importance of vulnerability and resilience in the field of disaster risk management. The Block Course is based on UNU-EHS key research questions, and covers the following major themes:
- Environmental, physical, social, and economical dimensions of vulnerability
- Processes and conditions that have an impact on vulnerability and determine vulnerability patterns
- Methods and models to assess vulnerability
- Interlinkages between environmental migration and vulnerability
- Measures and activities which enable shifting from vulnerability to resilience policy recommendations

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What is included in the event fee

Travel expenses, local transportation, hotel accommodation and daily subsistence will not be covered by UNU-EHS.

Target audience

The course is addressed to PhD candidates in the initial phase of their PhD studies. Applicants should have an interdisciplinary focus and work on research or dissertations related to vulnerability and resilience in the context of disaster risk management.

How to register

To apply for the UNU-EHS PhD Block Course 2013, please submit the following materials via email to phd_block_course@ehs.unu.edu:
- A completed application form;
- CV (including any research related to the Block Course’s theme).

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2013.

Keywords

Themes:
Capacity Development, Environment, Risk Identification & Assessment, Governance, Economics of DRR, Social Impacts & Resilience
Hazards:
Earthquake, Tsunami
Countries:
Germany
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