Drought Risk Management and IWRM Course Announcement1 by joI8Pj


									  Course Announcement
                              September 10-14 Nairobi, Kenya

Integrated Water Resources Management in
                 Drought Risk Management
                                      Conducted in English (without translation)

      Drought risk is a growing hazard to many people and economies across the
      world, particularly in developing countries. The magnitude of drought and
      number of affected people is increasing, with extreme effects on poor
      countries and poor communities. Direct cost of emergency responses to
      drought weighs heavily on poor countries development while indirectly
      because of low productivity during drought, the costs run much deeper.
      Moreover, the most affected countries lack sufficient capacity to reduce risk
      to acceptable levels.

      The combination of climatic uncertainty and higher demands leave water
      resources increasingly vulnerable to drought shocks. To mitigate the root
      causes and impacts of drought require robust approaches including improved
      drought management practices, more accurate models, and better forecasts.
      Ultimately, successful drought risk management relies on the integration of
      reliable climate information into management decision, including relevant
      policies, regulations, and institutional processes. IWRM tools and instruments
      can assist communities in managing drought risks and provide responses to
      drought occurrences. Applying these approaches to a place in danger of
      drought would be a good entry point for leveraging positive change.

      The training is aimed at strengthening of the capacity to reduce the impact of
      drought disasters through enhancing of IWRM knowledge and skills
      necessary for promoting and adoption of disaster reduction practices as an
      integral part water resources management

      The workshop will:
         i. Provide comprehensive knowledge to the learners on drought
            disaster preparedness, mitigation and rehabilitation.
        ii. Enable the learners to carry out risk assessment and vulnerability
       iii. Create greater awareness about IWRM contribution to effective
            drought disaster management and responses
       iv. Generate learners’ awareness of the institutional mechanism,
            mobilization and participation in drought disaster management.
This course is organised by Cap-Net and partner networks; WaterCap, REMERH, and ScaN,
and in collaboration with partner institutions UNEP-DHI and University of Twente, Faculty of
Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)and hosted by The Regional Centre for
Mapping of Resources for Development (RMCRD) in Nairobi

Target and Approach
The training will mainly target a mixed group trainers willing to disseminate training, water
resources and disaster risk managers able to share cases form their work. However, the
level of training is reasonably high it’s expected the participants will good experiences
managing in water resources and disaster risk management issues, an addition skilled in
basic use of computers.

The training will be a combination of short lectures, practical exercises, group work and
discussion elaborating;

    a) General information to explain concept and approaches, and suited for policy and
       top level management

    b) Exposure for technical people and may include skills for data analysis and
       interpretation of drought incidences

The training is supported with training material set on IWRM in drought risk management
and practical exercises and case studies, structured so as to incorporate participants’
relevant experience and lessons application to their local context.

   i.   Drought occurrences, vulnerability and IWRM
  ii.   Vulnerability and impacts of drought
 iii.   Drought risk management frameworks
 iv.    Drought characterization, monitoring and forecasting
  v.    Drought vulnerability assessment and risk management
 vi.    Drought preparedness , emergency management and recovery

For further information and registration please contact:

               Cap-Net:        Kees Leendertse
               ITC:            Joris Timmermans
               ScaN:           Anjal Prakash
               UNEP-DHI:       Anita May Asadullah
               WaterCap:       Wangai Ndirangu
               REMERH:         Carlos Diaz Delgado

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