Throughout the last 20 years, disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, costing a total of $ 2 trillion in damages and 1.3 million deaths. Disasters have affected people living in developing countries and in particular the most vulnerable communities in those countries.
Today, in the context of urban growth, the risk is increasing more and more. The vulnerability of cities to disasters is particularly amplified when poor people are installed in high-risk urban areas. Unfortunately, planning and development of cities have not considered the consequences of hazards such as earthquakes, risks hydro-Spotter Training and many others. That reality has resulted in the need for countries to focus on creating a safer world for urban dwellers and the development of a number of innovative approaches to achieve resilience.
In accordance with these needs, UNITAR has developed the online course, action plans to implement the Framework Resiliency-Sendai at the local level.
The online course mainly aims to strengthen the capacities of government officials, especially those working at the local level, and professionals that are handled on issues of disaster management to devise and implement plans and programs to reduce disaster risk and improve resilience.
At the end of the course, participants will: