10th year anniversary & round table discussion on delivering capacity development for disaster risk reduction for the future

Online
Organizer(s)
Ministry of the Interior and Safety
Incheon Metropolitan City
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction

Event language

English and Korean (simultaneous interpretation will be provided).

Event date, time, venue

  • Date: 9 December 2020 (Wednesday)
  • Time: 4-6 PM Seoul/Incheon | 8-10 AM Geneva
  • Venue: Virtually, via Zoom

Event description 

From 2010 to 2019

Since its founding in 2010 with the support of the Ministry of Interior and Safety (MOIS) and Incheon Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea, a small team at the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction office in Incheon for Northeast Asia (ONEA) and Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) developed the capacity of just over 8,000 professionals from 149 countries1 through training at national and local levels 2011-2019. Trainees have gone on to develop and contribute to national and local strategies for disaster risk reduction, national development and sectoral plans, and to adapt and develop training and courses for communities, officials and university students, among others.

This global reach is a shared achievement – and tells only a part of the story. Efforts have rippled and could not have been possible without the collaboration and prioritization of capacity development for DRR among partners worldwide: national and local authorities, training institutes, academia, advocates and experts from public and private sectors, civil society and the UN, including UNDRR regional offices. Notably, in Korea, national, sub-regional and global reach has expanded through key partnerships with Korean and international academia, cities, district education offices, training institutes, intergovernmental bodies, UN and civil society organizations based in Korea.

2020 and ‘the New Normal’

As the COVID-19 global pandemic began to unfold, ONEA & GETI was able to quickly bring the experience and early lessons from China and the Republic of Korea to a global audience given its role in Northeast Asia and as a training institute. In the face of unprecedented challenges to respond whilst addressing ever-present disaster risk, ONEA & GETI quickly adapted its delivery to bring experts and experience through a series of COVID-19 and DRR webinars to emphasize the necessity to address systemic risk and for resilient recovery. Training courses were also quickly adapted to bring onlinelearning on resilient cities and tools for public health system resilience. Nearly 5,000 professionals participated in webinars and over 1,500 in online training courses since September. Efforts were again delivered together with partners including WHO, PAHO, the UN Office for South-South Cooperation and UNITAR.

Celebration & Round Table Objective

The overall purpose of this event is to celebrate and share the learning from the last ten years and discuss the opportunities and imperative for future delivery of future disaster risk reduction training as a strategic capacity development effort.

Modality

Opening Session (30 minutes):

Welcome: Sanjaya Bhatia, Head, UNDRR ONEA & GETI

Opening Remarks:

  • Vice Minister, MOIS, TBC
  • Mayor, Incheon Metropolitan City
  • Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of UNDRR

Congratulatory Video Messages, TBC, may include: Messages from ONEA & GETI trainees and trained trainers

Round Table on Delivering Capacity Development for Disaster Risk Reduction for the Future (90 minutes)

Leaders in capacity development for disaster risk reduction may include:

  • Director General, Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM), India
  • Director, Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST), Initiative for Disaster Studies
  • Chair, Department of Technology and Society and Professor, Digital Technologies in Disaster Risk Reduction, SUNY Korea
  • Director, Asia Pacific Disaster Resilience Center
  • Team Director, Planning & Cooperation Division, National Disaster Training Institute, Republic of Korea
  • Head of Research, Center for Risk Management, All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Russian Federation
  • Capacity Development for DRR Expert and Programme Director, Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation, Lund University, Sweden
  • Chair, United Nations Science Technology Advisory Group (STAG), Co-Chair, AP-STAAG
  • Head Manager, Citizens’ Coalition for Safety (CCS), Korea
  • Head, UN DESA/DPIDG/UN Project Office on Governance
  • Head, UN CADRI Partnership

Target Audience

UNDRR ONEA & GETI trained trainers, national training institutes, universities, past participants, and senior representatives of disaster risk reduction capacity development and training providers at large, in Korea and globally.

SESSION AGENDA

Session 1: (40 minutes)

Moderated discussion: Sanjaya Bhatia, Head, UNDRR ONEA & GETI

Perspective of training institutes

  • Director General, Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM), India
  • Director, Asia Pacific Disaster Resilience Center
  • Team Director, Planning & Cooperation Division, National Disaster Training Institute, Republic of Korea
  • Head of Research, Center for Risk Management, All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Russian Federation
  • Head Manager, Citizens’ Coalition for Safety (CCS), Korea

Session 2: (40 minutes)

Moderated discussion: Prof. Magnus Hagelsteen, Capacity Development for DRR Expert and Programme Director, Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation, Lund University, Sweden

Innovations in delivery of capacity development

  • Director, Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST), Initiative for Disaster Studies
  • Chair, Department of Technology and Society and Professor, Digital Technologies in Disaster Risk Reduction, SUNY Korea
  • Chair, United Nations Science Technology Advisory Group (STAG), Co-Chair, AP-STAAG
  • Head, UN DESA/DPIDG/UN Project Office on Governance
  • Head, UN CADRI Partnership
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