Access to up-to-date information is vital for decision making in sectors like environmental monitoring, development planning, disaster management, climate change etc. Satellite remote sensing has emerged as a major source of such information that is near real-time and also could be accessed from the extensive quantity of archived data. Free access of data from Landsat series, Sentinel datasets in recent times coupled with the emergence of cloud-based free data analysis and visualization platforms and potentials of combining with GIS, GPS technologies made remote sensing applications more useful, demanding and attractive. In these contexts, Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS (IRS)
Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka invites applications for admission in the Master of Disaster Management (MDM) 12th Batch Professional Degree Program for the session 2020-2021. Duration of the Program: One and a half year Eligibility for Admission: Bangladeshi or foreign nationals, who have at least a Bachelors Degree from any recognized university in different disciplines. No candidate with a third division/class or GPA/CGPA less than 3.00 at any stage of academic degree will be eligible to apply Tentative Class Schedule: Friday and Saturday (Usually). Collection and Submission of Application Form: December 15, 2019 (Sunday to
Lund University The trend of increasing disasters and related losses is a truly global challenge. The changing global risk landscape due to processes such as climate change, urbanization, and the increasing complexity of modern society poses major challenges for sustainable development and must be addressed with an interdisciplinary approach. A growing number of governments and international organizations acknowledge the necessity of increasing their efforts in disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in order to successfully adjust to changing environments and develop safe and sustainable societies. The Master’s program in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation has support from important
University of Portsmouth If you can deal with day-to-day problems and remain calm in the face of a crisis, you might have what it takes to work in the field of risk and crisis management. Risk management is a crucial part of running a business, and our MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management degree course will take your aptitude and mould it into expertise – so you’ll be ready to steer organisations through critical situations as a risk manager, ensuring both their success and yours. On this course, you’ll learn how to identify, assess and manage strategic, organisational, environmental and
University of Portsmouth Are you calm under pressure, capable of lead others in the face of a crisis, and ready for an interesting, rewarding career where you can make a difference? If that sounds like you, our MSc Crisis and Disaster Management degree course could be just what you’re looking for. On this course, you’ll learn about topics such as hazards, vulnerability and the risk of disaster, crisis management, and humanitarian responses, all underpinned by the practical aspects of an emergency situation, including planning and logistics. You’ll graduate with the skills you need for a successful career in the emergency
The University of Auckland Focusing on the major issues of disaster resilience and risk reduction, the MDisMgt equips you with the applicable skills to confidently solve complex problems in high-pressure environments. We implement a holistic approach to disaster management and provide the knowledge needed to plan frameworks, create policies, and device solutions. A compulsory component of this program is a research project, where you will demonstrate the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to independently approach a real-world issue in a disaster setting. This program draws on expertise from across the University. Beyond the Faculty of Engineering’s world-class academic roster,
ESCAP: Tsunamis, earthquakes, unprecedented flooding, heatwaves, cyclones, drought and sand and dust storms. Almost half of the 281 natural disaster events worldwide last year occurred in the Asia-Pacific region, including eight of the ten deadliest. The defining issue of our times – climate change – has further resulted in the intensification and changing geography of disasters, hitting the most vulnerable populations the hardest. Against this backdrop, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will hold its second Disaster Resilience Week from 26 to 30 August 2019. Themed “Building disaster resilience through empowerment, inclusion and
Relief Web: Since 25 August 2017, over 738 000 Rohingya refugees escaping violence and persecution in Myanmar have settled in camps, settlements and within host communities in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, bringing the total number of refugees in the area to nearly 907 000 by December 2018, which is more than three times the number of the host population in the district. The growing refugee population has had a heavy impact on the lives and livelihoods of the local populations in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas – already among the poorest in Bangladesh. In 2018, almost 1.3 million people were food insecure in Cox’s
Dhaka University (DU) authorities have received Taka 1 million as a donation to increase the capital of “Mirza Mohammad Abdullah and Begum Badrunnesa Memorial Scholarship Fund” at the university. President of Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA) AK Azad handed over a cheque to DU Treasurer Prof. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin today January 29, 2019, at the Vice-Chancellor’s office to enhance the capital of the fund. [Press Release] Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Daughter of late Mirza Mohammad Abdullah and Director of the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies of DU Prof. Dr. Mahbuba Nasreen and Acting
A 36-Hours (3 Credits) Certificate Course on Understanding Disaster Risk and Resilience ended at State University of Bangladesh (SUB) on January 19, 2019, with 30 participants from public, corporate and development sectors including Armed Forces and Diplomatic Mission. [Press Release] The certificate awarding ceremony started with Professor Ar. Shamsul Wares, Dean, School of Science and Technology, SUB in the chair and hosted by Dr. Khan Ferdousour Rahman, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Environmental Science at SUB and also the Course Director Professor Dr. Md. Sayeed Salam, Vice Chancellor, SUB was present as Chief Guest and handed over certificates among