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



This workshop is a joint activity between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Central European University and DG Joint Research Centre through the ISEPEI project . It is run under the organizational framework of the CEU Summer University.

Course date

11 July - 15 July, 2016
The application deadline has expired. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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), academia, researchers and civil society.



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. Participants will have to complete course project for successful workshop completion. 
The course will be a mixture of lectures, hands-on computer-based trainings, and independent project work. There will be two options for all hands-on GIS and remote sensing exercises during the practical sessions, ranging in technical difficulty to accommodate varying technical 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.