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Climate change has significant impacts on natural resources and the agriculturesector which relies onthese resources is considered as one of the most susceptible sectors.
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04 October 2016
The Department of Agriculture (DA)-Agricultural Credit and Policy Council (DA-ACPC), provided a total of P90-million to nine (9) partner-cooperative banks for the implementation of the Climate Change Adaptation Financing Program (CCAFP) under the Agricultural Fisheries Financing Program (AFFP).

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22 June 2016

The Asian Institue of Technology (through one of its APN project) in association with Exceed centers CNRD(Cologne) and SWINDON (Braunschweig) in Germany will organize a conference on “Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia”. The call for abstracts is now open. Limited financial support is available for participants from Asian universities. Participation as observers is also welcome. The relevant details of the conference are:

When: 29 November – 1 December 2016
Where: AIT Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Who can Attend: Academicians, practitioners, development workers, public sector officials, policy makers, private sector delegates, and students. 

Important dates:

Registration open: 20 June 2016
Deadline for receiving abstracts: 30 July 2016
Notify authors of selection: 15 August 2016

For more information: Conference-Flyer / Conference website

AIT, Bangkok, Thailand
16 June 2016

Climate change is altering aquatic ecosystems, driving shifts in physical and chemical processes, ecological communities and the distribution and abundance of species. These changes have implications for fisheries management, food security and the livelihoods of more than 600 million people world wide that are employed in fisheries and aquaculture or related industries.

This conference is targeted at scientists, development professionals and natural resource managers working in the context of fisheries, aquaculture, rural development and related fields. It will provide a forum to share practical experiences in understanding the vulnerabilities associated with climate change and the development of risk management and adaptation strategies.

The conference will bridge inter-disciplinary gaps and provide a wider, shared perspective on the issues and the current state of knowledge. If you would like to contribute to the development of the conference or to help shape the programme please contact climate@enaca.org for more information.

Centara Grand, 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

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