4th regional training on mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into national development process

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Safer Development, Implementation and Planning) (ADPC)
Date:
10-14 Jun 2013
Location:
Thailand (Bangkok)
Venue:
Swissotel Nailert Park Hotel

Course overview

Disasters have increasingly negative impacts on the ability of countries to achieve development goals. Development activities that do not adequately incorporate disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) are intensifying the impacts of these disaster events. Ensuring that DRR and CCA considerations are factored into government-led development processes is therefore recognized as a crucial step towards sustainable development.

In order to mainstream disaster risk reduction into development, government authorities at the national and sub-national level need to consider and treat disaster risk throughout the existing development processes followed within a country. This requires: a thorough understanding of the intricate link between disasters and development; knowledge of the ‘entry points’ for integrating DRR and CCA into development processes; and the capacity to take specific actions to mainstream DRR and CCA at the national and sub-national level and across all sectors.

The course is structured to bring together government officials from those agencies responsible for overall development planning with officials from national disaster management agencies in order to promote discussion and develop a common understanding of the key concepts of mainstreaming DRR and CCA into development. Additionally the course aims to identify approaches for mainstreaming disaster risk (current and future) concerns within development planning processes as well as showcase achievements and exchange ideas for practical implementation in the participants’ respective countries.

Course topics

The links between disasters and development

  • Introduction to sustainable development
  • Understanding disaster risk in the context of development
  • Assessing risk and using risk assessment outputs

Mainstreaming DRR into development planning processes

  • Mainstreaming DRR into policy-making
  • Mainstreaming DRR into development planning (including physical planning)
  • Mainstreaming DRR into budgeting and resource allocation
  • Mainstreaming DRR into project management

Creating an enabling environment for mainstreaming DRR

  • Advocacy and awareness raising for DRR mainstreaming
  • Knowledge management for mainstreaming DRR into development
  • Partnerships for mainstreaming DRR


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Event fee

$1,500

What is included in the event fee

This package is inclusive of training course materials, refreshments and lunch during the course. Travel and accommodation cost are not included in the course fee. All paying participants would be responsible for arranging their travel and visa expenses including transportation from and to airport and also for health/accident insurance and personal expenses. Limited seats are available with partial scholarship.

Target audience

Representatives from National Planning Agencies and National Disaster Management Offices of RCC member countries (by invitation under the RCC program on mainstreaming DRR into development).

Government officials from other national agencies in RCC member countries; responsible for national development planning, physical/land-use planning, local development, finance and budgeting, representatives from national forums on Millennium Development Goals and related agencies (open for registration with limited seats available with partial scholarships).

Representatives from development agencies (such as UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies and non-governmental organizations), working closely with government agencies on issues related to development policy, planning and programs (open for registration with limited seats available with partial scholarships).

How to register

Interested participants are requested to complete the application form found below, and submit it by email or by fax at +66 2 298 0012 to 13.

Based on the specific objective of the course and availability of limited number of seats, interested candidates would be selected based on their experience of working in/with the above mentioned government agencies. Candidates accepted for the course will be informed on payment details and pre-course information.

For further details please contact Mr. Alex Fowler or Ms. Teresa Abo.

Deadline to register is 24 May 2013.


Keywords

Themes:
Civil Society/NGOs, Climate Change, Information Management, Public-private Partnerships, Risk Identification & Assessment, Governance, Economics of DRR, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Thailand
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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