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Every year, a large number of people in the world cross borders in an irregular way. Unfortunately, this migration is often aided by smugglers or traffickers, which has brought high demands for safe migration in both public and private sectors. Mainstreaming migration into development, ensuring human rights of migrants and addressing negative perceptions for migrants and migration should be the key policy priorities for any government to achieve sustainable development. CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides various groups with an opportunity to learn multi-disciplinary approaches to protection of migrants by sharing best practices and engaging in facilitated sessions on comprehensive migration policies.
Disaster Risk Reduction
In the context of increased urbanization and global warming, the role of local governments in building resilient cities and adapting to climate change has been recognized as a critical component to sustainable development. The way a city plans and prepares for the future will impact the prospects of the city's sustainable development. CIFAL Jeju/JITC offers workshops aimed at strengthening the capacity of local governments from the Asia-Pacific region to implement the Sendai Framework for DRR and also facilitate the exchange of knowledge on how to incorporate DRR strategies into urban planning and design.

2013 September 3-5: Workshop for Developing Capacities on Climate Change Adaptation and Disater Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Asia-Pacific Region 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2013.07.08


“Workshop for Developing Capacities on Climate Change Adaptation and
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Asia-Pacific Region”


Jeju, Republic of Korea, 3-5 September 2013 (Tue-Fri)



“Disaster risk is increasing with every passing day. Poverty, rapid urbanisation, climate change ? these and other factors are leaving people and communities ever more exposed.”

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon


Event Background and Introduction

Over the past 20 years disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, caused USD 2 trillion of damage and killed 1.3 million people. Natural disasters disproportionately affected people living in developing countries and the most vulnerable communities within those countries. Over 95 percent of people killed by natural disasters are from developing countries .

The Asia-Pacific is the world’s most vulnerable region when it comes to natural disasters. According to the World Disaster Report released by International Federation of the Red Crescent, as many as 85 percent of the people reported affected by disasters belonged to Asia-Pacific Region in the period 2000-2009.

In this regard, building resilience and adapting to climate change is highly crucial for cities especially those in the Asia-Pacific region. Efforts to build resilience in cities can benefit from integrating climate change adaptation with existing efforts in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and other similar planning processes.

A resilient city is one that is able to adapt to disaster and climate impacts now and in the future, thereby limiting the magnitude and severity of those impacts.

This capacity building training workshop, while promoting the importance of effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR), will provide:

i) an opportunity for countries in the Asia-pacific region to enhance capacities in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR)
ii) a platform to exchange in-depth learning from experts in the related area and to share good practices among participants
iii) a venue for city-to-city cooperation in building resilience in cities by integrating disaster risk principles into local climate change adaptation plan

Event Type
Workshop

Date
3-6 September 2013

Venue
CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center (JITC),
Seogwipo City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea

Organizer
CIFAL Jeju and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Targeted Audience
High-level authorities and experts from local governments, representatives from NGO and community-based organizations, academic institutions, and other local actors within the Asia-Pacific region

Website
www.cifaljeju.org

Content:
The workshop contents are composed of the following:
? Introduction to Climate and Climate Change: The Basics
? Climate Change and Disaster Risk as Global, Regional, and Local Threats
? Integrating Disaster Reduction Principles in Our Own Action to Tackle Climate Change: Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Reduction
? Republic of Korea’s National Climate Change Adaptation Master Plan
? Local and Regional Cooperation towards ‘Global Resilient Cities’
? A review of challenges and lessons learned in implementing policies

Learning Objectives
Participants will
? understand the concept of climate change
? understand how climate change and disaster risk affect each other globally, regionally, and locally
? apply UNITAR self-assessment tools to rate and compare each others’ climate change adaptation policies and disaster risk reduction strategies for their local implementation
? understand the roles of city governments and other stakeholders in adaptation
? be able to find ways to cooperate with other participating cities

UNITAR-developed CityShare methodology will be used during the workshop.

The CityShare methodology aims at optimizing peer learning between local officials. It consists of various processes of self-assessment, distillation and transmission of experiences and good practices. It is also composed of several tools which provide a common framework for the evaluation of experiences made by the participating cities and countries and offer a common language for the exchange and assimilation of contextualised experiences, as well as a roadmap for action and progress.

Structure:
The workshop structure consists of the following four pillars:
? Keynote presentations and participatory discussion
? Case Studies from local governments and group analysis
? Overview of good practices, key challenges, and lessons learned
? UNITAR CityShare methodology
? Site visit

Requirements
Participants are required to attend and actively participate in all workshop sessions/activities, complete assignments interact with resource persons, complete pre-workshop readings/assignments and come with prepared questions.
Fluency in English, spoken and written.

Course Certificates
CIFAL Jeju and UNITAR will jointly issue a certificate to participants upon completion of the full program.

How to apply
? Application form can be downloaded from www.cifaljeju.org
? Please send the application form, CV, case study description, letter of nomination and letter of commitment (form attached to ‘application form’) by 26 July 2013 to: cifaljeju.env@gmail.com

Note
? Participation is subject to approval of the application by CIFAL Jeju.
? Notification will be sent once the selection process has been finalized.

Website
www.cifaljeju.org

Assistance with Travel Cost
? Self-sponsored (airfare and accommodation) participants are welcome.
? CIFAL Jeju provides a limited financial assistance to participants for air travel. Please refer to the table below for the sponsorship amount.

? The following table represents the maximum amount of financial assistance for return air ticket from home country to Jeju Island to participate in workshops of CIFAL Jeju.
? All local expenses (transportation, accommodation, and meals during the 4-day workshop) will be covered by CIFAL Jeju.

Travelling from: Air fare limit
Eastern Asia $300 (participants travelling from Mongolia will receive $400)
South-Eastern Asia $450 (participants travelling from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar will receive $600)
Southern Asia $800 (participants travelling from Sri Lanka will receive US $700 and Nepal will receive US $900)
Pacific Islands $1,200
* Other points of departure ? please consult the CIFAL Jeju office.
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