Call for applications: Certificate of advanced studies in disaster risk reduction

Source(s): Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 'Certificate of Advanced Studies in Disaster Risk Reduction'. The programme, comprised of two sessions, each two weeks long, aim to train professionals, from both southern and northern countries, in the field of natural disaster prevention, especially related to climate change.

This course proposes an integrated and interdisciplinary approach and focuses on populations at risk, reduction of vulnerabilities and the strengthening of capabilities. It is based on the north-south scientific partnership. It gives participants an opportunity to improve their knowledge in the field of risk reduction directly linked to reality and actual experience. India is one of the countries most affected by natural disaster, but also with vast scientific expertise and local know-how.

The training provides a chance to share the different standpoints and experiences of Europe and Asia in this domain. The programme combines theoretical courses, workshops, case studies and field visits.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree and a good level of English. Full and/or partial grants may be offered to participants coming from developing or emerging countries that are not able to meet the total costs involved.

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