Sep 15, 2017 | 12:00 am
Starting September 15th, the Cooperation & Development Center at EPFL will launch the second edition of the MOOC: A Resilient Future – Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction in self-paced format!
This course, which is being made possible thanks to the support of many EPFL professors, senior researchers and partners, aims to introduce participants to existing and emerging technologies suitable for disaster risk reduction, while promoting the overall aim of sustainable development. The course focuses on three main natural hazards – floods, landslides, and earthquakes. It also discusses the challenges and limits of adapting and adopting technologies depending on context (Global North and Global South) with examples from Switzerland, Nepal, Colombia, Philippines, India, and others.
What will you Learn?
- Explain concepts related to DRR and science and technology for DRR.
- Identify and describe existing and emerging technologies for landslide and flood reduction.
- Explain methodological tools to assess vulnerabilities and risk and strengthen the resilience of communities at risk of landslides, floods, and earthquakes.
- Exemplify the role and the challenges of science and technological innovations for disaster risk reduction in an interdisciplinary manner, including the importance of social aspects.
- Recognize some of the actors active in DRR, and international policy frameworks and technology for DRR.The course is FREE and OPEN to anyone who has the motivation, persistence, and interest to learn about disaster risk reduction.
For more information and registration: Enroll directly through the edX website.
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