Disaster risk reduction (DRR), Environment, Geographic information systems (GIS), Information and communication technologies, Remote sensing, Satellite technologies, Smart Cities, Urban Resilience

This workshop is a joint activity between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Central European University through the ISEPEI project. This course is a part of the “Bridging ICTs and Environment” workshop series.

            

 

Course date

24 July - 28 July, 2017
Application for this course is closed.

Target group

The workshop is targeted at representatives of regional and country offices of UN agencies, National Focal Points of international conventions, relevant government agencies (e.g. Ministries of Emergency Situations, Environment, Communications), researchers and civil society. No prior experience in application of geospatial technologies in DRR is required.

Pre-requisites

Participants will be required to prove professional and/or academic focus on disaster risk reduction (DRR) or related issues. Intermediate computer user skills are required for this course, but previous experience with geographic information systems (GIS) or remote sensing software is not required. There will be two options for all hands-on GIS and remote sensing exercises, ranging in technical difficulty to accommodate varying backgrounds of participants.

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.