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Coastal zone management helps coastal communities prepare for and adapt to impacts from climate change such as sea level rise and runoff.
Events
04 August 2015

“There's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst.”Stephen KingDifferent Seasons

Disaster preparedness – what do you need to know? Are you ready? Disasters concern all of us, in terms of people impacted and economic losses accounted. The number, scale and costs of disasters are increasing, mainly as a consequence of growing population, environmental degradation, unplanned settlements, expanding and aging infrastructure, growing assets at risk and more complex societies. The Syrian refugees’ crisis, recent earthquakes like in Nepal and terrorist attacks have shown the need for establishing feasible mechanisms, such as response protocols or facilities.

When disaster strikes, your organization looks to you for a response. At this seminar you will learn about crisis management competencies that you need to have to carry out your responsibilities calmly, professionally and effectively when a crisis hits.

Participants

CEOs of Corporate companies, Telecom Companies, Heads of Missions, Embassies and Consulates, Ministers and staff of all Government Ministries, Heads of Armed Forces, CEOs of Hospitals, Country Representatives and heads of INGOs, NGOs, Donor Organisations, Foundations, Charities

Seminar Programme

  • Introduction to the World of Crisis
  • Some recent disasters, like Nepal Earthquake, terrorist/cyber attacks
  • Key Terms and Concepts: Hazard, Risk, Vulnerability, Crisis, Disaster, Resilience
  • Disaster Relief Organizations: Multilateral (UN, World Bank, etc), Bilateral and Non Governmental (Red Cross/IFRC, Oxfam International and others)
  • Disaster Management: Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
  • Global Disaster Trends and Impacts
  • Relationship of Vulnerability, Capacity, and Resilience
  • Fundamentals of Emergency Response Coordination
  • Effective Resilience-Centered Public-Private Partnership
  • Cities and Crisis
  • Risk and Resilience in the Context of Cities
  • Climate Change, Rapid Growth, Poor Management
  • Emergency Planning for City Residents
  • UNISDR´s Making Cities Resilient Campaign
  • Others Governments and NGO´s in Crisis
  • Crisis, Types of Crisis, and Stress Management
  • Role of Emergency Management Teams
  • Exercises, Training
  • Effective Internal Audit Management, Key Performance Indicators
  • Methods for Managing a Crisis
  • Managing Your Organization´s Reputation
  • Crisis Communications
  • Social Media
  • Crisis Media Plan

Workshop Programme:

  • Definitions and basic concepts
  • Disaster risk assessment
  • Steps of community based disaster risk management (CBDRM)
  • Participatory tools used for data and information collection on hazards, vulnerabilities, capacity analysis (HVCA)
  • Analysis of data and information
  • Formulating a DRR plan
  • DRR monitoring and evaluation
  • Stakeholder analysis and coordination with relevant organizations for DRR

Event Details:

  1. Language: English
  2. Dates:16 - 19 Novemeber 2015
  3. Course fee: $ 1300
  4. Country: Dubai, U.A.E
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

About the speaker - Dr. Peter Rehwinkel

Dr. Peter Rehwinkel is one of the world's most sought after International Disaster and Crisis Management Experts. He is a former MP/Senator/Mayor, has headed several national and international delegations on disaster response and recovery and was involved with the World Bank, UN-agencies like UNOCHA, UNISDR, UNDP and UN-Habitat, USAID, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the European Commission. He recently started International Disaster and Crisis Management. IDCM has its base in Barcelona, the international hub of disaster and crisis management, and Amsterdam. Barcelona hosts the City Resilience Programme by UN-Habitat.

Author of New Book ´Manage Your Next CRISIS! A Must for Cities and Industries´: available here now:http://goo.gl/tVvtk9

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Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Hotel – Dubai, U.A.E
13 November 2014

A national consultation workshop was held on 24-25 October 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh under the title “Integrated Flood Management with Focus on Coastal Zones of Bangladesh: Development of a Pilot Project on Coastal Flood Management in Selected Areas of Bangladesh”.

The workshop aimed to gather parties involved in the management of coastal areas in Bangladesh, with the ultimate goal of implementing a pilot project on integrated coastal flood management. Some key issues discussed include: the exclusion of women in decision-making; the limited coordination between metrological and hydrological services; and the inadequate drainage of polders leading to water logging.

A pilot project will be developed with backstopping from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP) - Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM). Photos are available here.

For more information, visit: http://www.apfm.info/?p=3440

Dhaka, Bangladesh
12 November 2014

The conference focused on generating awareness and initiating dialogue on climate change issues and climate resilience planning of coastal cities in developing countries. It was attended by practitioners, academicians, multilateral/bilateral organizations, stakeholders from state governments, peer organizations, and, networks working in the field of climate resilience and cities. At the conference, participants shared the outcomes and experiences from a year-long study entitled ‘Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services’. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of sea-level rise on the infrastructure and assets in the cities of Panaji, Goa and Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Three reports were released at this conference:

  1. Case Study Brief Panaji – http://www.teriin.org/eventdocs/files/Case-Study-Panaji.pdf
  2. Case Study Brief Visakhapatnam- http://www.teriin.org/eventdocs/files/Case-Study-Vishakhapatnam.pdf
  3. Working paper, “Planning for Climate Resilient Coastal Learnings from Panaji and      Visakhapatnam”-http://www.teriin.org/eventdocs/files/Working-Paper-climate-resilient.pdf             

For more information, visit:          http://www.teriin.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=details&sid=722&Itemid=110

New Delhi, India

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FAQs
What happens at the end of the three-year programme?

This field is developing so rapidly that it is hard to predict with certainty what will happen at the end of three years. Furthermore, many countries in Asia are experiencing such dynamic economic and social changes that in turn have impacts on how climate change is being experienced and addressed. Apart from the immediate benefits generated during the three years of operation, the Adaptation Platform will contribute to a substantial repository of knowledge and experience that will continue to be used by governments and the private sector in the future. It is expected that there will be ongoing input to the platform from those who have gained considerable expertise in climate adaptation strategies through this round of programme activities.

Does the platform replicate work that is already being done by others?

No, it does not. While there are a number of networks and partnerships for action on climate change, what the platform offers is a unique space specifically devoted to learning about adaptation strategies as they are being undertaken. The platform is solution-focused, enabling professional and technical staff to meet, network and share information and experiences on common sets of challenges in this region.

What can the platform offer to business people?

The platform offers many opportunities to access new research information directly from universities, institutes and practitioners, and to feed into the agenda for new research to be undertaken. Platform events will offer networking opportunities and the chance to share with others successful strategies and lessons learned in business sectors such as agriculture, transport, and construction.

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