Training event

Multi-hazard impact-based forecast and warning systems

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) jointly collaborate with Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) to deliver this training course. it equips professionals with the tools and knowledge to create, manage, assess, and refine people-centric, end-to-end early warning systems tailored for hydro-meteorological, geological hazards, and extreme events linked with climate fluctuations and change. Drawing from ADPC's rich experience in disaster management, regional collaboration, and institutional and community capacity-building, the course leverages the center's proficiency in harnessing weather and climate data for disaster risk reduction. The training aims to enhance participants' abilities to design robust multi-hazard early warning systems, ensuring strategies to lessen the blow of hydro-meteorological and geological disturbances in support of the Early Warnings for All initiative of the United Nations.

Course fee

$1,350 (without accommodation) $1,725 [with accommodation (6 nights)] Fees are inclusive of course materials (soft copy), cost of instructions and course certificate. For face-to-face training, fee is inclusive of morning and afternoon snacks and lunch during the course.

Course purpose

This course builds upon ADPC's and AIT's experience in disaster management, facilitating regional cooperation and building capacities of disaster management institutions at all government levels, disaster management practitioners and communities. It extends to a decade of experience in institutionalizing weather and climate information applications for disaster mitigation and recently, in the implementation of Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia end-to-end early warning system for tsunami and hydro-meteorological hazards.

Course goal

The course offers to build the capacity of professionals to design, manage, evaluate and undertake improvements in people centered end-to-end early warning systems for hydro-meteorological & geological hazards and extreme events associated with climate change and variability.

Language and teaching methods

All teaching and reference materials are in English. Participants must be fully conversant in English.

The course includes theoretical and practical sessions. An interdisciplinary team of experienced practitioners and experts provide a balanced teaching approach and methodologies to the sessions with theory, practical exercises, interactive and participative lectures, group discussions, presentation, classroom exercises, work sheets, case studies and sectoral examples, individual/group assignment and presentations, application of tools, site visit and instructional games. There is an attendance requirement on this course. Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants on successful completion of the training program.

Course objectives and outcomes

The main course objective is to enhance the capacity of participating professionals and institutions, to effectively develop skills in process design of multi-hazard end-to-end early warning systems and mitigate the effects of events related to hydro-meteorological and geological phenomena. Upon completion the participants will be able to:

  • Undertake risk assessment and design of multi-hazard end-to-end early warning systems for disaster risk reduction
  • Effectively integrate scientific and technical inputs into early warning dissemination and communication system 
  • Develop strategies to institutionalize early warning systems into the process cycle of disaster risk reduction and development planning, emergency response, and preparedness activities 
  • Develop risk communication strategies &communication technologies 
  • Interpret and translate scientific information products into user friendly formats and prepare & communicate tailor made early warning information products to elicit response from at risk communities
  • Design and implement community based early warning systems that are people centered and that can effectively contribute to the risk management process/risk reduction 
  • Evaluate and introduce public education and training program for the community based early warning systems
  • Apply emerging new generation climate prediction technologies for anticipating and managing disaster risks associated with climate change & variability

Target participants

The course is tailored for disaster managers and development workers, including officials of national and provincial governments, extension officers, defense forces, emergency services, staff of training institutes, institutions of public administration, national and international NGOs, IFRC/ICRC, UN agencies, and the private sector. Participants with considerable responsibilities in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and disaster management policy will gain the most from the curriculum. Some early warning background is desirable but not essential.

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