Online course: Earthquake risk reduction (ERR)

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI)
Date:
09 Sep - 09 Oct 2013

Earthquake Risk Reduction (ERR) course is a four week online course designed to link the science and engineering of earthquakes to structural and non- structural risk reduction practices. The course introduces the basic approaches to earthquake risk reduction, discussing the effectiveness of each in various regions of the world. It provides essential information on earthquakes including the fundamental as well as proximate causes of earthquakes. It presents a step-by-step guide to developing an earthquake risk reduction program as well as the four basic approaches to earthquake risk reduction.

Since 2006, the program has graduated more than 500 participants across 40 countries.

Course objectives

The course aims to improve your understanding of what earthquakes are – their causes, properties/characteristics and how they are measured; estimate potential earthquake damages and losses; and how to develop earthquake mitigation plan.


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Event fee

US $250.00

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, and humanitarian and community leaders, who are interested in acquiring fundamental knowledge on CBDRM and their linkages to sustainable development challenges.


How to register

Please register online.


Keywords

Themes:
Disaster Risk Management
Hazards:
Earthquake
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