14th Training Course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management
Date: 4 - 15 Nov 2019
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Rapid population and urbanization, combined with extreme climatic events, are causing a swift increase in the vulnerability of communities to hazardous events. Unplanned growth in both urban and non-urban areas calls for preparation to reduce the impact of disasters. There is also a great need to utilize disaster risk information to design effective coping mechanisms.
This ten-day course not only explains what spatial data is and how it is collected, but also teaches how to use data during pre- and post-disaster management, including in early warning systems and hazard-, vulnerability-, risk-, and damage assessments, and in the design of risk reduction measures.
COURSE OBJECTIVES, CONTENT AND TARGET PARTICIPANTS INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED SOON.
The standard course fee of USD2,375 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 atwww.adpc.net/apply. 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.