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Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Enroll Now – Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Framework!

Disasters and development are interlinked. In the words of Arnaldo Antonio, MD, Valenzuela City (Philippines) Disaster Risk Management Officer: “A city like ours can invest heavily to improve health, education and other basic services. And then a flood happens, and everything you achieved is lost.”

From January 19- February 27, 2015, the Institute for Urban Resilience (IUR) of Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI) will conduct Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Framework (CDRMF) to help participants gain a deeper understanding of how disasters relate to development. This is an introductory course, delivered online, that presents concepts, practices and components of disaster risk management, institutional arrangements and financing mechanisms, identifies the roles of national and local actors in risk assessment, mitigation and financing.

Please use this link to register. The course facilitator will email additional instructions once you register to the course. The course fee is US$250. Local participants can pay for the peso equivalent of the amount.  To be included in the course, participants need to settle the payment by January 16, 2015.

Participants will also gain knowledge on the “DOs and DON’Ts” of disaster risk management competence in raising awareness on disaster risk reduction.

The modules present contemporary practices in DRM, developing disaster risk management plans, working with stakeholders in cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary environment to link DRR to sustainable development and climate change adaptation. All modules of courses offered were developed by EMI in partnership with the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR). Participants will also have the chance to critique the national disaster risk management systems of countries like Turkey, Bangladesh and Malawi, India, Nepal or South Africa.

Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative contributed technical expertise to the development of DRM systems in a number of these countries.

At core of the modules is the belief that development gains can be protected from disasters through appropriate risk reduction measures.

To inquire about the course, please email You can also check the EMI Facebook page or Twitter account for additional information.

Learn more about the course.

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