UNU-EHS Intensive Summer Course 2015 “Advancing Disaster Risk Reduction to Enhance Sustainable Development in a Changing World”

  • 2015•01•28     Bonn

    UNU-EHS invites young scientists and practitioners to apply for the 2015 Intensive Summer Course (1-12 June 2015).  This course focuses on the role of vulnerability with regard to planning for/during, mitigating against, and adapting to natural hazards.  By the end of the course participants should leave with a better understanding of how to work towards resilience in the fields of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA).

    The main objectives of the course are to:

    • increase awareness about the complexity and importance of vulnerability and resilience in DRR and CCA;
    • explore options to reduce vulnerability and risk by improving adaptation capacities;
    • understand the principles and approaches of ecosystem based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (EcoDRR/CCA);
    • increase awareness of synergies with development planning processes and biodiversity conservation;
    • increase awareness of Geospatial technologies and Early Warning Systems for Disaster Risk Management;
    • learn about Coordinated Assessment and Information Management within the United Nations System;
    • increase understanding of human-made hazards in relation to urban vulnerability and eWaste; and
    • learn about empirical research on environmentally induced migration, legal aspects of climate change and loss and damage

    Learn more about the UNU-EHS Intensive Summer Course 2015.