Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction
The Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) workshop will highlight recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and how they are empowering both decision-makers and citizens to play a proactive role in managing disaster risks and providing more effective disaster response. The workshop will build upon experience and expertise in ICTs and DRR by both UNDP and a diverse network of organizations, who have come together over the past several years to train environmental professionals in the field. Combining regional UNDP experience, ICT industry expertise, and accumulated first-hand knowledge by this global community of practice, the workshop will offer both theoretical and practical skills in disaster risk reduction, monitoring, and recovery.
Best practice case studies will be highlighted, through which technologies have been proven to be highly effective tools in disaster management. The transformative digital opportunities provided by the workshop will allow its participants to integrate know-how in a decision-making process, facilitate response and establish multi-stakeholder partnership for regional and global cooperation.
Program themes will include ICTs for DRR, Early Warning Systems, innovations in climate risk management (CRM) and disaster preparedness and response, smart cities, and integration of relevant innovative solutions into sectoral and municipal development. A range of technologies will be presented including remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), big data, citizen science, mobile technologies, data portals, and more.
· Tuition Fee: 300 EUR (Early Bird fee: 270 EUR)
· Accommodation - CEU Residence Center (45 minutes to CEU campus by public transportation)
- In single room: 28 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast
- In shared double room: 17 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast
· Estimated living costs (per week): 120-160 EUR
The course is funded by CEU enabling participation at a low, subsidized tuition cost. As some applicants may have difficulty paying for tuition and/or some of the other associated costs (travel and accommodation), a limited number of tuition waivers will be offered on a competitive basis. No travel or accommodation grants are available for this course.
Those who wish to apply for a tuition waiver should specify their reasons in the “Personal statement on financial aid” section (Funding page of the application form).
Faculty and Ph.D. students are advised to approach their home departments for travel grants; researchers may have research grants available which can cover their participation; and professionals may turn to their employers to fund their training at SUN.
In case an applicant is accepted to two courses, which is possible if the two courses are not overlapping, financial aid is only available for attending one course.
How to apply
Below is the list of the documents you need to prepare or arrange for submission:
1. Completed online SUN Application Form (see notes below)
2. Full curriculum vitae or resume, including list of publications, if any
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any.
3. Statement of Purpose
(max. 1 page)
In the Statement of Purpose please describe your relevant professional experience and qualifications (disaster risk reduction) , how the program is relevant to your professional work, and in what way you / your organization expect to benefit from it. Please list relevant organization activities, the tasks you are responsible for, and how the program will contribute to those.
4. Proof of English proficiency
As proof of your English language proficiency, please upload a copy of any of the following: graduate or post-graduate degree earned in a program whose official language is English; recent English language proficiency certificate (e.g. TOEFL).
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