- Training Course
- UNISDR Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction at Incheon (UNISDR ONEA-GETI); United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
- 27 Feb - 02 Jun 2017
- 27 Feb - 02 Jun 2017
About the Course
Over the past 20 years disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, caused USD 2 trillion of damage and killed 1.3 million people. Disasters have affected people living in developing countries and, in particular, the most vulnerable communities within these countries.
Particularly in the context of increased urbanization, urban risk continues to rise. The vulnerability of cities to disasters is growing especially as poor people settle in high-risk urban areas. Unfortunately, the planning and development of cities has given little consideration to the consequences of hazards such as earthquakes, hydro-meteorological risks and others. The implication of this reality is the need for countries to focus on creating a safer world for urban dwellers and developing a series of innovative approaches to build resilience.
On the basis of these needs, UNITAR, in partnership with UNISDR’s Global Education and Training Institute (ONEA-GETI), has developed the e-learning course Urban Risk Reduction: Developing and Implementing Resilience Action Plans for Cities.
This e-Learning course aims to strengthen the capacities of government officials, especially those at the local level, and disaster management professionals to design and implement plans and programmes that reduce disaster risk and enhance resilience.
- Module 1: Disaster Risk Reduction Concepts and Introduction to Current Trends in Urban Risk
- Module 2: Implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030)
- Module 3: Introduction to Making Cities Resilient Global Campaign and tools
- Module 4: DRR Assesment and Analysis Tools
- Module 5: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Sectoral Programmes for Socio-Economic Development
- Module 6: Developing, Implementing, Monitoring Resilient Action Plans
This 6-module course includes interactive lessons that introduce the participant to the conceptual foundations of disaster risk reduction and urban resilience. the learning materials are presented through various media, such as text, graphs, images and video material, which contribute to better retention and enhance the learning process. Participants engage in a set of asssessment quizzes, discussion forums, and practical activities to facilitate interaction and experience sharing.
The course is open to city and local government officials, disaster management professionals, and representatives from academic and training institutions working on disaster risk reduction.
A certificate of completion will be issued to participants who achieve a minimum total score of 70%. A certificate of participation will be issued to participants who complete all mandatory activities but achieve a final score inferior to 70%.
Course Duration: 14 weeks
Learning Time: 4 hours per week
Course Fee: 100 USD
Event feeNo fee
Target audienceGovernment officials, especially those at the local level, and disaster management professionals.
- Capacity Development, Climate Change, Education & School Safety, Health & Health Facilities, Risk Identification & Assessment, Urban Risk & Planning, Governance, Critical Infrastructure