Training course in disaster risk reduction within the framework of sustainable local development

International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization
International Labour Organization

Enrolment deadline: 28 August 2009


The Delnet Training Course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Local Development of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC/ILO) was conceived within the framework of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) in response to increasing concern about the magnitude of disasters and their impact on local communities worldwide. Being part of the capacity-development component of the International Recovery Platform (IRP), run in conjunction with the ILO Programme on Crisis Response and Reconstruction (ILO/CRISIS), it also looks at post-disaster reconstruction, and identifies recovery as one of the key opportunities for reducing disaster risk while contributing to the Decent Work agenda.

The course is implemented in cooperation with the UN/ISDR secretariat and ILO/CRISIS.

Enrolment in this training course gives access to an integrated training offer, including face-to-face training at the Campus of the ITC/ILO in Turin, Italy and a distance learning process based on the use of Internet and of a virtual platform.

Overall objective of the training course

Through a step-by-step guidance, the participants should be able to craft a strategic local development plan that incorporates disaster risk reduction concerns. Specifically, at the end of this course, participants are expected to:
- Articulate the strategic local development approach that considers socio-economic, cultural, environmental and political dimensions of the localities and beyond;
- Explain holistically the disaster risk reduction paradigm and learn how to incorporate it in the local development agenda;
- Describe all the elements of preparedness, mitigation, early recovery, reconstruction and prevention theoretically, and manage them in practical application during the course;
- Conceptualize a specific disaster risk reduction project that could be carried out within the context of their local development plan.

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