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11 March 2003

February 2003

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ADPC’s Joint Project on Sustainable Capacity Building on Disaster Mitigation in Asia with ITC-Netherlands

The project aims to build capacity of universities and training institutes in AUDMP target countries on modern disaster mitigation tools, as part of the ongoing AUDMP, which targets at reducing disaster vulnerability of urban regions in Asia. It will do so by providing support to the institutionalization of academic courses on disaster mitigation in existing urban planning curricula at university level, thus providing Asia with young urban planners knowledgeable of modern disaster mitigation tools.

The project will focus on the transfer of knowledge on Information Technology and Communications (IT&C) tools, such as Remote Sensing & Geographical Information Systems applications for hazard mapping through distance education with the AUDMP project partners via an Internet-based platform for E-learning. The project plans to have its first one-week kick-off workshop in April 2003.

The project partners include ADPC, International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), the Netherlands and Ecole Nationale des Sciences Geographiques (ENSG), France.

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