[HOT] FYI - Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction - free online course

Paul Stewart pjstewart1984 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 07:20:47 UTC 2016


*PLEASE ASSIST US IN CIRCULATING THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR CONTACTS AND
NETWORKS** …*





*COOPERATION & DEVELOPMENT CENTER - CODEV *

Massive Open Online Course: A Resilient Future - Science and Technology for
Disaster Risk Reduction
Discover how science and technology help us reduce disaster risk and
increase resilience

      *Image: Earthquake in Nepal**, **Asian Development Bank, BY-NC-ND 2.0
(permission granted 18 Jan. 2016)*


Starts November 5 2016



*Enroll Now*
<https://www.edx.org/course/resilient-future-science-technology-epflx-tech4drr#%21>



 *http://bit.ly/Tech4DRR_MOOC <http://bit.ly/Tech4DRR_MOOC>*

Dear Colleagues,



Starting *November 5th*, the Cooperation & Development Center at the Ecole
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) will launch its Massive Open
Online Course: *A Resilient Future - Science and Technology for Disaster
Risk Reduction <http://cooperation.epfl.ch/Education/DRR-MOOC>**.*

*What You Will Learn?*

   - Explain DRR related concepts 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 in learning about disaster risk reduction.

Please feel free to share this announcement with your contacts and networks.

We hope to see you online in November!

*Your Tech4DRR MOOC Team*

*Cooperation & Development Center*
*UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development*

EPFL - ENT - CODEV
Station 10 - 1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)
Email: drrmooc at epfl.ch
Tel.: +41 (0)21 693 6045
http://cooperation.epfl.ch/Education/DRR-MOOC

Discuss at #TECH4DRR - Follow us @codevEPFL ​
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