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Safe and Resilient Cities
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Course Theme:Innovative Solutions for Cities
Sub-Theme:Public Safety and Resiliency
Course Format:Facilitated
Language:English
Amount:US $ 0 (Course is free of charge)
Contact Name:Rasha Rayes
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April 23, 2014 - May 21, 2014
Application Ends On : April 16, 2014
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November 04, 2014 - December 02, 2014
Application Ends On : November 18, 2014
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April 14, 2015 - May 12, 2015
Application Ends On : April 28, 2015
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This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants will learn, in particular, about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters. The course provides cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessment, institutional assessment and gap analysis, and on how to access finance for risk management.

This course is divided into 4 modules:
  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Technical Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Module 3: Accessing Finance for Urban DRM and Resilience
  • Module 4: Building and Implementing the Local Resilience Action Plan (LRAP)
The course includes case studies from cities from around the world, presentations, videos and a selection of useful readings for further in-depth knowledge. In addition, Discussion forums will be organized and facilitated around each module, fostering participation and knowledge sharing among peers. Assignments will have to be completed according to the proposed schedule in order to successfully conclude and receive a certificate.

Upon completion of the course, each city participant should be able to form a team in charge of urban resilience planning, develop a LRAP, including operational measures (regarding city governance, infrastructure of environmental services, health, access to financial services, education, etc.), and define an implementation strategy.

Please consider the following in terms of time commitment:
  • Module 1: 12 hours
  • Module 2: 12 hours
  • Module 3: 8 hours
  • Module 4: 8 hours



Target Audience:
City officials in developing countries