Starting November 5 2016, CODEV will launch its first collaborative Massive Open Online Course: A Resilient Future – Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction, bringing together technical expertise from several EPFL labs and sections and other major partners active in the DRR field.
This course aims to introduce participants to existing and emerging technologies suitable for disaster risk reduction while promoting the overall aim of sustainable development. The course focuses on three main natural hazards – floods, landslides and earthquakes. It also discusses the challenges and limits of adapting and adopting technologies depending on context (Global North and Global South) with examples from Switzerland, Nepal, Colombia, Philippines, and other countries.
Learn more here and enroll before November 5, 2016
What You Will Learn …
- Explain DRR related concepts and science and technology for DRR.
- Identify and describe existing and emerging technologies for landslide and flood reduction.
- Explain methodological tools to assess vulnerabilities and risk and strengthen the resilience of communities at risk of landslides, floods and earthquakes.
- Exemplify the role and the challenges of science and technological innovations for disaster risk reduction in an interdisciplinary manner including the importance of social aspects.
- Recognize some of the actors active in DRR and international policy frameworks and technology for DRR.
- Practitioners, scientists, researchers, multilateral, governmental and non-governmental organizations worldwide working on international development in general and disaster risk reduction, management, and resilience in particular.
- Students interested in technologies for sustainable development and who wish to work to solve societal challenges.
- Individuals interested in technologies for disaster risk reduction.
Organization: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Deadline to Apply: November 5, 2016
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