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Community based adaptation empowers communities by sharing knowledge and lessons on effective ways to adapt to climate change impacts and implementing successful and sustainable adaptation projects.
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23 May 2013
DAI invites firms, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, universities and other organizations to submit proposals for the provision of support to the USAID-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (Mekong ARCC) program in carrying out "Ecosystem and Community-based Climate Adaptation and Resilience Building Initiatives" in the targeted provinces of Chiang Rai and Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, and Khammouan and Champasak, Laoand PDR.

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04 March 2016

The International Institute for Environment and Development is pleased to invite registrations for the 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA10).

CBA10 will celebrate its 10th anniversary when it takes place in 2016, from 21-28 April in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The theme of the conference, which is in association with the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), and the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), will be 'Enhancing urban community resilience'.

CBA10 aims to share and consolidate the latest developments in community-based adaptation practices, policy and theory across sectors globally. It aims to strengthen the existing network of practitioners, policymakers, planners and donors working on all levels of community-based adaptation, and enhance the capacity of practitioners, governments and donors to help improve the livelihoods of those most vulnerable to climate change.

IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq said: "In 2016 we will look back over 10 years of CBA conferences for a retrospective evaluation. Over the years CBA conferences have focused on rural communities but, as half of the population is now urban, we have chosen 'enhancing urban community resilience' as the theme of CBA10".

For more information and registration, visit http://www.iied.org/register-now-for-10th-international-conference-commu...

Dhaka, Bangladesh
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

HOW TO REGISTER:

Contact & Registration:

Mr. Yaseen Ariff
Sales & Marketing Executive for Asia
P: +94 11 2673636-7
M: +94 77 7989327
+94 77 1979991
E: yaseen@mdfsa.lk
Skype: yaseenariff

MDF Asia Training & Consultancy Management solutions for a better world. More info: www.mdf.nl

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

The South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum (SSCCC Forum) will take place in the interval of COP20 of UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, on December 8. The Forum will bring together 10 ministers from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and Caribbean, principals of UN agencies, UNEP, UNDP, UNFCCC, UNCCD, GEF and IPCC, senior representatives of development agencies and international organizations, leaders of science and business communities, as well as practitioners from around the world.

The SSCCC Forum aims to contribute to a successful post 2015 climate agreement by promoting South-South Cooperation as an integral part of global action against climate change. The Forum is a unique opportunity for participants to engage in the ongoing climate talks and provide recommendations on a number innovative actions, policy setting, financing and institutional development to enable rapid scaling up South-South Cooperation initiatives. The day event will feature an Opening Ceremony and Ministerial Dialogue followed by high-level panels in plenary.

The Forum is co-sponsored by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, UNEP, UNDP, and supported by SDC, WWF-China, UNEP-Tongji-IESD, UNFCCC and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is being organized in partnership by the UNEP-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP), NDRC Climate Change Department and INTASAVE.

Registration is open to COP20 delegates, the media, and local science, policy and business communities in Peru.

Register now!

Marriott Hotel, Lima, Peru

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