Monday, November 5, 2012 - 16:00
Event Description:

November 12, 2012 - December 12, 2012
Application Ends On : November 05, 2012

This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants will learn, in particular, about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters. The course provides cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessment, institutional assessment and gap analysis, and on how to access finance for risk management.

This course is divided into 4 modules:
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Technical Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment
Module 3: Accessing Finance for Urban DRM and Resilience
Module 4: Building and Implementing the Local Resilience Action Plan (LRAP)
The course includes case studies from cities from around the world, presentations, videos and a selection of useful readings for further in-depth knowledge. In addition, Discussion forums will be organized and facilitated around each module, fostering participation and knowledge sharing among peers. Assignments will have to be completed according to the proposed schedule in order to successfully conclude and receive a certificate.

Upon completion of the course, each city participant should be able to form a team in charge of urban resilience planning, develop a LRAP, including operational measures (regarding city governance, infrastructure of environmental services, health, access to financial services, education, etc.), and define an implementation strategy.

Please consider the following in terms of time commitment:
Module 1: 12 hours
Module 2: 12 hours
Module 3: 8 hours
Module 4: 8 hours

Target Audience: City officials in developing countries
Course Format: Facilitated
Course Theme: Urban Development, Innovative Cities
Sub-Theme: Public Safety and Resiliency, Public Safety and Resiliency
Language: English
Amount: US $ 250
Contact Name: Rasha Rayes