HOST(S): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
Type: Training Course Date: 15 - 26 May 2017 Location: Thailand (Bangkok)
The Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction in Cities (EVRC) Course has been designed to support the creation of earthquake resilient societies. With experience in providing similar training courses on natural disaster risk reduction at an international level, ADPC provides a model training experience by integrating study materials, audiovisual tools, and interactive learning strategies, while bringing together earthquake preparedness and mitigation experience from severely affected countries around the world.
By completing the course, the EVRC participants will learn how to:
EVRC offers a comprehensive approach to the development of earthquake vulnerability and risk reduction strategies, which enables situational awareness and addresses required measures for preparedness and response. The course combines theoretical knowledge, state-of-art practices, and the successes and failures of global earthquake risk management experience. The course is divided into four modules with key topics as follows:
Module 1: principles of earthquake risk reduction
Module 2: tools and techniques of earthquake risk assessment
Module 3: earthquake vulnerability and risk reduction strategies
Module 4: planning for earthquake risk reduction
This course is particularly useful for those concerned with earthquake vulnerability reduction in a development context. It is open to all nationalities. Participation by decision makers, elected and appointed national and local administrators, development and planning authorities, as well as officials in urban planning, housing, public works, and related sectors, is especially encouraged. The course is of certain benefits to private real estate land developers, personnel from emergency response agencies, and officials from UN, NGOs, and other international agencies working on disaster risk reduction and mitigation.
The class size is limited to 25 persons. ADPC accepts the nomination on a “first come, first served” basis provided the applicant meets the course requirement.
Package A without accommodation: USD 2,275
Package B without accommodation: USD 3,250
The standard course fee of USD 2,275 covers the course tuition, training materials, meeting package, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch and dinners, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
Participants who want to stay at the hotel where the course will be conducted can choose an alternative course package B.
Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. The application can be submitted online here.
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