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TRAINING WORKSHOP ON STRENGTHENING CITIES RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE AND DISASTER RISKS

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STRENGTHENING CITIES RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE AND DISASTER RISKS

23 - 25 June 2021

(13.00 - 17.00 hours Bangkok Time, UTC+7)

Background

Rapid urbanisation has a potential to make countries productive and prosperous. On the other hand, at present, most of the cities are totally unprepared to handle multiple challenges associated with urbanisation. Consequently, the urban population is at high risk. Today, more than half of the world population live in urban cities. Comparatively, urban areas concentrate disaster risk owing to urban expansion, increasing population, infrastructure and assets, and inadequate management. Hence, building resilience became an essential need for all urban cities. Current and future challenges of mainstreaming climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into national and local development planning demand new approaches, mechanisms, sets of skills and competencies that need to be identified and strengthened in order to form the basis of increasing public demand and political commitment to local actions and budget allocations. Lack of appropriate knowledge on the subject, lack of government commitment and the absence of mainstreaming DRR and climate change adaptation in current organizational and government strategy and plans are key existing challenges. 

Objective

This three days virtual training aims to assist city and local governments in building greater resilience to climate and disaster risks through integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into wider city development plans and strategies.

Date and Format

The virtual training will take place from 23 - 25 June 2021 at 13.00 - 17.00 hours Bangkok time (UTC+7). The workshop sessions are specifically designed to engage participants in interactive discussions, group exercises and practical reflection on existing approaches, models, case studies, and experiences in strengthening cities resilience to disasters.

The Programme

 

The three days virtual training will include theoretical session with key experts following the daily themes:

 

Target Audience

The training is open to city and local government officials, disaster management professionals, and representatives from academic and training institutions working on disaster risk reduction, adaptation and sustainable development.

The online training workshop will be hosted via the Zoom Conferencing. We recommend participants to

  • Install the latest Zoom client (5.1.1 or higher);

  • Have a good internet connection (broadband wired or wireless) and 

  • A computer with more than 14 inches screen, a webcam or HD webcam (either built in or USB plug-in), a speaker/microphone (either built in or USB plug-in) and a headphone if participants are connecting from a shared room for interactive learning.

 

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Connect with us

For inquiries: Asmita.Poudel@rrcap.ait.ac.th

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Dr. Naoya Tsukamoto

Director

 Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (AIT RRC.AP)

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Dr. Isabelle Louis

Deputy Regional Director

 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Mr. Armen Rostomyan

Senior Programme Specialist

 Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (AIT RRC.AP)

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Mr. Omar Amach

External Relations Officer

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

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Mr. Sanjaya Bhatia

Head of Office

Office for North East Asia (ONEA) &Global Education and Training Institute (GETI)

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

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Ms. Mutarika Pruksapong

Programme Management Officer

Global Education and Training Institute (GETI)

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

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Dr. Karen Sudmeier-Rieux 

Senior Advisor

 Disaster Risk Reduction

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Dr. Nathalie Doswald

Nature-based Solutions and Eco-DRR Expert

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Dr. Simone Sandholz

Academic Officer

 United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

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Dr. Jessica Barlow

Vice President

Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities - Network  (EPIC -- N)

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