Resilience Action Planning - Implementing the Sendai Framework at the Local Level

 

Resilience Action Planning 

 UPCOMING SESSION IN 2017

 12 September - 1 December (English)

 12 septiembre - 1 diciembre (Spanish)

 

 

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Description


Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive. Development is not possible without energy, and sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy.

This on-line programme will give a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development in developing countries. It will present the case on how renewable energies represent at the same time an environmental necessity and an economic opportunity.

The programme supports the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL), which aims to provide universal access to modern energy services; double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers, energy/sustainable development officers and other personnel to make an informed decision on which renewable energy technologies will meet their own needs or the needs of their countries, communities, villages or neighbourhoods.

Through a discussion of key benefits and suitability for a range of applications, together with extensive case studies, the programme aims to provide an overview of clean, secure and sustainable technology options for the development and offer insights into the management of renewable energy projects, from small scale, through to major projects.

- See more at: http://cifalscotland.org/index.php/programmes/61-forthcoming-programmes/231-cifal-online-courses#sthash.qO8SDLP3.dpuf

Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive. Development is not possible without energy, and sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy.

This on-line programme will give a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development in developing countries. It will present the case on how renewable energies represent at the same time an environmental necessity and an economic opportunity.

The programme supports the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL), which aims to provide universal access to modern energy services; double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers, energy/sustainable development officers and other personnel to make an informed decision on which renewable energy technologies will meet their own needs or the needs of their countries, communities, villages or neighbourhoods.

Through a discussion of key benefits and suitability for a range of applications, together with extensive case studies, the programme aims to provide an overview of clean, secure and sustainable technology options for the development and offer insights into the management of renewable energy projects, from small scale, through to major projects.

- See more at: http://cifalscotland.org/index.php/programmes/61-forthcoming-programmes/231-cifal-online-courses#sthash.qO8SDLP3.dpuf

Over the past 20 years disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, caused USD 2 trillion of damage and killed 1.3 million people. Disasters have affected people living in developing countries and, in particular, the most vulnerable communities within these countries.

Particularly in the context of increased urbanization, urban risk continues to rise. The vulnerability of cities to disasters is growing especially as poor people settle in high-risk urban areas. Unfortunately, the planning and development of cities has given little consideration to the consequences of hazards such as earthquakes, hydro-meteorological risks and others. The implication of this reality is the need for countries to focus on creating a safer world for urban dwellers and developing a series of innovative approaches to build resilience.

On the basis of these needs, UNITAR, in partnership with UNISDR’s Global Education and Training Institute (ONEAGETI),  has developed the e-learning course Resilience Action Planning - Implementing the Sendai Framework at the local level.

 

Course Objective


This e-learning course aims to strengthen the capacities of government officials, especially those at the local level, and disaster management professionals to design and implement plans and programmes that reduce disaster risk and enhance resilience.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Raise awareness about the Making Cities Resilient (MRC) Campaign;
  • Identify initiatives and best practices on how to integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change adoption into urban planning;
  • Assess the risk management situation in their cities by using urban indicators;
  • Develop a safe and resilient country/city action plan;
  • Analyze the purpose and the goals of the Sendai Framework for DRR (2015-2030)

 

Content


  • Module 1: Disaster Risks Reduction Concepts and Introduction to Current Trends in Urban Risk
  • Module 2: Implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030)
  • Module 3: Introduction to Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Global Campaign and Campaign Tools
  • Module 4: DRR Assessment and Analysis Tools
  • Module 5: Mainstreaming DRR into Sectoral Programmes for Socio-Economic Development
  • Module 6: Developing, Implementing, Monitoring & Evaluating Safe and Resilient Action Plans