Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction

Description: 

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. This joint UNDP and Central European University (CEU) workshop will combine regional UNDP experience, ICT industry expertise, and accumulated first-hand knowledge from a global network of organizations, offering both theoretical and practical skills in disaster risk reduction, monitoring, and recovery.

The program will cover a number of themes, including ICTs for DRR, Early Warning Systems, 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, GIS, big data, citizen science, mobile solutions, and more.

The workshop is targeted at representatives of regional and country offices of UN agencies, National Focal Points of international conventions, relevant government agencies (e.g. Ministries of Emergency Situations, Environment), researchers and civil society. No prior experience in geospatial technologies in DRR is required. For further information on the workshop, please visit http://isepei.org/workshops

Date: 

25/07/2018 to 29/07/2018

Registration Deadline: 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Target Audience: 

The workshop is targeted at representatives of regional and country offices of UN agencies, National Focal Points of international conventions, relevant government agencies (e.g. Ministries of Emergency Situations, Environment, Communications), researchers and civil society. Proven experience to any aspect of disaster risk reduction, whether in a professional or academic context, is a prerequisite for the workshop.

Event Organisers: 

• United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
• Central European University through the ISEPEI project

Venue City: 

Budapest

Venue Country: 

Language of event: 

English

Training type: 

academic
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