Training Course on Urban Resilience

Date:  7 - 11 Oct 2019

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand




Cities depend on complex and interconnected systems of infrastructure, services, communications and social interactions, making them more vulnerable to the impacts of hazards and climate change. It is therefore critical that people, businesses, institutions, and systems in urban areas have greater capacity to prepare, respond, adapt and thrive despite shocks and stresses.

This course will introduce the key concepts and terminologies related to urban risk management; provide tools to mainstream disaster and climate risk into urban planning and provide participants with a better understanding of urban resilience on a theoretical and practical level.


• Concept of urban disaster risk management and climate change
• International frameworks for disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and urban resilience
• Urban risk assessment
• Risk-informed planning for urban adaptation and resilience
• Mainstreaming disaster risk management into urban / land use planning
• Field and institutional visit and case studies


This course is designed for government officials and professionals working in disaster risk management, climate change adaptation and urban planning.


The standard course fee of USD1,675 covers course tuition, registration fee, training materials, study visit, and training kit.

Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, accommodation, airport transfers, visa application, all meals, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

Discounted accommodation can be arranged by ADPC.


Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. The application can be submitted online at The registration and payment should be made at least one month before the course commence.


If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC's account through a bank transfer at least one month before course commence. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled. Please note that personal checks are not accepted as a form of payment.


If you are unable to attend, a substitute applicant is welcome to attend in your place, provided the participation criteria described above have been met.

Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least three weeks prior to course commencement; in which case, 15 percent of the course fee will be deducted for banking charges and administrative costs. No refunds are available for cancellation within three weeks prior to course commencement.