in the Asia-Pacific Region"
Jeju, Republic of Korea, 18-22 May 2015 (Mon-Fri)
“Disaster risk is increasing with every passing day. Poverty, rapid urbanisation, climate change ? these and other factors are leaving people and communities ever more exposed.”
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Over the past 20 years disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, caused USD 2 trillion of damage and killed 1.3 million people. Natural disasters affected people living in developing countries and the most vulnerable communities within those countries. Over 95 percent of people killed by natural disasters are from developing countries.
Asia and the Pacific is subject to all major types of natural hazards and dominates disaster impact categories across all regions of the world. Between 1970 and 2012, more than half the world’s deaths related to disasters occurred in the Asia Pacific region. An estimated 1.8 million died as a result of natural hazards.
Urban risk is continually increasing. It has been estimated that, more than 50 per cent of the world's population is living in urban areas. Urbanization is taking place at an unprecedented rate. In the next 20 years, the world’s population is predicted to increase by an additional two billion. By 2030 more than 60% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities, with record concentrations in large urban conglomerations and megacities in the developing world. Vulnerability of cities to disasters is on the rise especially as poor people settle in high-risk urban areas. Unfortunately, planning and development of cities has given little consideration to the consequences of hazards such as earthquakes, hydro-meteorological risks and others. The implication of this reality is the need for countries to focus their collective energies to create a safer world for urban dwellers and develop a series of innovative approaches to meet this challenge.
In this regard, building resilience and adapting to climate change is crucial for cities especially those in the Asia-Pacific region. Efforts to build resilience in cities can benefit from integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation with existing efforts in disaster risk reduction and other similar planning processes.
This capacity building training workshop, while promoting the importance of effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, will provide:
i) an opportunity for local governments and cities in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance capacities in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction with a focus on local governments/cities Resilience Action Plans development and implementation.
ii) a platform to exchange in-depth learning from experts in the related area and to share good practices among participants
iii) a venue for city-to-city cooperation in building resilience in cities by integrating disaster risk principles into local DRR and CCA plans, programs and initiatives
18-22 May 2015
UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center (JITC)
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea (Jeju-do is an island located off the southern coast of Korea)
? UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC
? UNISDR Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute (UNISDR ONEA/GETI)
? United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG-ASPAC)
? Jeju Special Self-governing Province
High-level authorities and experts from local/city governments, and other local actors within the Asia-Pacific region
The workshop contents are composed of the following:
? Introducing the Concepts and Current Tendencies in Urban Risk and Risk Reduction
? Introducing Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Global Campaign and MCR Campaign Tools
? Applying the MCR Tools, Diagnosis and Assessment
? Mainstreaming DRR and CCA into Development and Building Resilient Cities
? Developing and Implementing of Safe and Resilient City Action Plan
? City Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluating and Follow up
? Sharing Experiences, Model Programs for City-to-City Learning & Capacity Development
? Effective Partnership Building and Facilitation Skills
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
? understand the concept of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
? build capacities with a focus on effective planning and implementation of MCR Campaign
? adapt and use MCR Global Campaign existing tools to support capacity development needs of local governments
? share good practices and find ways to cooperate with other participating cities
? Participants should be local government officials and members of UCLG-ASPAC
? Participants should be expected to work in the related field for at least one year after the workshop
? Participants should have sufficient command of both written and spoken English
? Participants are required to complete pre-workshop readings/assignments
CIFAL Jeju and UNITAR will jointly issue a certificate to participants upon completion of the full program.
How to apply
Send the following documents by 20 March 2015 (Fri)
to: firstname.lastname@example.org and cc to email@example.com
? Application form (download from http://www.cifaljeju.org)
? Curriculum vitae (CV)
? Country information
? Letter of nomination
? Letter of commitment
※ Late application will not be accepted.
? Participation is subject to approval of the application by CIFAL Jeju.
? Notification will be sent once the selection process has been finalised.
? CIFAL Jeju/JITC : www.cifaljeju.org
? UCLG-ASPAC : www.uclg-aspac.org
Assistance with travel cost
? CIFAL Jeju only provides a limited financial assistance for participants.
? The table in the concept note represents the maximum amount of financial assistance for round-trip international air travel to Jeju Island to participate in workshops of CIFAL Jeju.
? All local expenses (transportation, accommodation and meals during the 5-day workshop) will be covered.
? Every participant is responsible for their local transportation in their country and arranging their visa including the visa fee.
Travelling from: CIFAL Jeju's air fare assistance limit
Eastern Asia $300 (participants travelling from Mongolia will receive $400)
South-Eastern Asia $500 (participants travelling from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar will receive $600)
Southern Asia $600 (participants travelling from Nepal will receive US $700)
Pacific Islands $1,000
* Other points of departure ? please consult the CIFAL Jeju office.
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