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  • Governance of Disaster Risk University of Extremadura

    Date: 16 Oct - 02 Dec 2017

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Governance of Disaster Risk

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): University of Extremadura (UEx)

Type: Training Course Date: 16 Oct - 02 Dec 2017 Location: Online event

Course description

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Disaster Risk Governance seeks to study disaster risk from the perspective of the paradoxes for its reduction in contemporary society. While we see how the economic costs of disasters are increasing in developing countries, the death toll in the developing countries does not diminish and the losses are critically challenging their social and economic development. While society has made great progress in disaster response this is not contributing to significantly advance in disaster risk reduction.

However, new emerging paradigms are helping to better understand and tackle some of these challenges, such as a more comprehensive and integrative approach, and combining reactive and proactive policies, and structural and non-structural solutions. The understanding of governance of disaster risk as multihazard, cross-sectoral, multilevel, and participatory may help to envisage a mode of governance to better tackle the challenge of a risk society with increasingly reduced disaster risk and more equitable.

The MOOC is a free online course starting on 16 October and runs for 7 weeks.

How can societies reduce disaster risk while taking into consideration the needs and interests of all societal actors?

Learn about the diverse approaches to address disaster risk, and about the roles played by societal actors in creating and reducing vulnerability to natural and technological hazards.

If this topic is of interest, you are welcome to register on the platform Miríada X.

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