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The Himalayan region observesan alarming rate of climate change and addresses to the impacts to protect their unique ecosystems and livelihood.
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10 January 2013
Kathmandu - A brainstorming Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems was convened from 29 to 31 July 2009 in Nepal.

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29 March 2018

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand is pleased to co-host a side event on  “Building Resilient Societies in the Face of Climate Change and Disasters: Experience with Participation and Partnerships from the Mountains and beyond” on 29 March 2018 from 13:00-1400 during the Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) taking place at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand.

If you are participating on the APFSD event, please join us and provide your inputs in a very interactive session and enjoy the lunch with us. Please share the information in your network.

Date: 29 March 2018    |    Time: 13:00 -14:00    |    Lunch provided

For more information about the event, please visit www.icimod.org/apfsd2018.

UNCC, Meeting Room G, Bangkok, Thailand
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
12 November 2014

Young Professionals learn new ideas on enhancing Adaptation in the Mountains

Forty-seven young professionals convened at the headquarters of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal for the ‘Asia-Pacific Youth Forum and Training Workshop 2014: Adaptation in the Mountains: Issues and Gaps beyond Boundaries’. Young professionals came from 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific Region and represented diverse sectors, including government, media, research, academia, and civil society. During the four-day event, participants interacted with high-level bureaucrats, youth leaders, researchers, thought process leaders, and tech innovators from the region. They discussed climate change from multiple perspectives, relating it to government policy, civil society, and international instruments such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They gained first-hand knowledge about ICIMOD’s current research on climate change adaptation and observed green technologies housed at the ICIMOD Knowledge Park at Godavari. In addition, they visited the nearby Kavre District to observe local adaptation measures for water conservation in the middle hills, where ICIMOD is conducting action research in collaboration with the Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF) under its Koshi Basin Programme. The Asia Pacific Youth Forum was organized by ICIMOD through its Asia Pacific Mountain Network (APMN), in partnership with the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN). Initiated in 2010, ICIMOD’s youth forums bring young professionals from mountainous countries together to discuss policy needs and, thus, influence the Mountain Agenda at the global level.

For more information, visit: http://www.icimod.org/?q=14861
 

Kathmandu, Nepal

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