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Certificate of Advanced Studies in Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR) 2012 Edition
Switzerland - Bangladesh
Date(s):3 Sep 2012 - 31 Jan 2013
The 3rd Edition of the CDRR proposes a continuing education course to professionals and specialists from both Southern and Northern countries who already have significant experience in disaster risk reduction or a related field such as climate change adaptation or development.
The CDRR aims to strengthen the capabilities of participants in the field of disaster risk reduction, especially hydrometeorological disasters and/or those related to climate change. To achieve this, the program favors an integrated and interdisciplinary approach, focusing on the reduction of vulnerabilities and strengthening the capacities of populations at risk. The program provides participants with a theoretical component to improve their knowledge of the issues complemented with a field-oriented approach to develop their skills in practice.
Location and Dates:
The program will be held in Switzerland and Bangladesh, offering a unique chance to share the different perspectives and experiences of Europe and Asia regarding the risk issue. After two editions in India, the field part of the CDRR 2012 will be held in Bangladesh, one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world.
The program is structured in 4 parts (which are all compulsory):
Part I (3rd september 2012 to 30th september 2012) - Preparatory phase, e-learning
Part II (8th October 2012 to 19th October 2012) - Theoretical phase, ePFL, Geneva, Switzerland
Part III (24th November to 2nd December 2012) - Field work, Bangladesh
Part IV (3rd December to 31st January 2013) - Individual project
The Certificate of Advanced Studies will be awarded by the end of February.
Application requirements, procedures and tuition:
The deadline for applications is 10 June 2012. The application is to be submitted on-line, applications forms can be found on the CODEV website.
Participants are required to have a university degree or equivalent title, two or more years of work experience and a strong motivation.ù
The total tuition fee is ChF 3,400.- It includes tuition, course material, as well as the costs of the field visits in Switzerland.
The costs of travel to Switzerland and Bangladesh as well as accommodation and board in both countries are NOT included.
Please download the CDRR 2012 Program Brochure for all information or go to the course web page
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