• UNITAR invites women from around the world particularly those living or from the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Southeast Asia to the UNITAR Women’s Leadership in Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction Training Programme for World Tsunami Awareness Day 2022.
  • The main audience for this programme is women but others are also welcome to apply.
  • Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to better prevent, prepare and manage disaster risks in their communities.
  • UNITAR Division of Prosperity launched the programme in 2016 to provide capacity-building opportunities for professional women, such as the development of a Disaster Risk Reduction Plan for their communities.
  • The deadline for application is 2 September 2022.
Disaster Risk Reduction Training Programme activity

25 July 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Division for Prosperity invites applications from women living in or from the Pacific Islands Countries and Territories and Asia to the seventh Women’s Leadership Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction Training Programme. The application deadline is 2 September 2022.

The 10-week programme is designed to improve resilience and access to quality disaster risk reduction information and services in the Pacific islands and Southeast Asia. It will cover topics such as disaster risk management, disaster risk reduction, climate change, and Women’s leadership in DRR, and will be delivered by experts in the industry.

The programme is divided into two phases. The first phase will consist of the online learning and it will be delivered in English through the EdApp micro-learning platform using online tools such as Virtual Reality; UNITAR will ship a pair of VR goggles to each participant to experience the virtual study tours of the affected areas.

Disaster Risk Reduction Training Programme lecture

Participants are expected to write an individual proposal in video format to show how they intend to implement their knowledge in their communities. Individuals who meet the requirements for a successful proposal following an assessment will join phase two which will consist of a regional and/or Japan-based workshop*.

*The schedule is subject to change, depending on the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

The programme is free of charge and financially supported by the Government and the People of Japan.

Selection Criteria

To be selected for the programme, you must:

  •  Be 18 years and above (females will be given priority)
  • Come from or be living in Asia and the Pacific region
  • Be passionate about DRR with the desire to make a difference
  • Have a strong internet connection
  • Have a good command of both oral and written English and,
  • Be able to commit to 2-4 hours per week to complete the 10-week programme

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