'Safe cities' online course

Training Course
Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI)
17 Jun - 17 Jul 2013
30 Sep - 30 Oct 2013
'Safe cities' is a specialization course that provides an overview of sound disaster risk management practice for local government policymakers, urban managers, planners, and disaster management professionals. It discusses the inter-linkages of the social and physical parameters of vulnerability in cities and municipalities with their local government development, organization, and management. It explains the impediments to disaster risk reduction in urban environments and then presents the key concepts of disaster risk management and the role and intervention of local institutions. It emphasizes that disaster risk reduction only takes place when it is inherently integrated within local government functions.

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Event fee

US $250

Target audience

This course is offered to disaster risk management professionals, development practitioners, government officials, policymakers, consultants, researchers and specialists of training and academic institutions, NGO representatives, humanitarian and community leaders, who are interested in acquiring fundamental knowledge on DRM and their linkages to sustainable development challenges.

How to register

Please register online.

Discounts are available through group enrollment to encourage institutional learning.


Urban Risk & Planning, Governance, Disaster Risk Management
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