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Trafficking in persons is a violation against human rights. It involves the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person for the purpose of exploitation or forced labor, by exerting force, coercion or other means of pressure. Local governments should play a key role in preventing and combating human trafficking. CIFAL Jeju/JITC offers training for local government officials and stakeholders to equip them with the practical methods of raising public awareness on identification, protection and reintegration of victims by city-to-city cooperation and exchange of experiences.
Migration
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.

2014 April 28 - May 1: Developing Capacities on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Asia-Pacific Region 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2014.02.18

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


Jeju, Republic of Korea, 28 April - 1 May 2014 (Mon-Thu)


“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


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 mostly 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 Region 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 the Asia-Pacific Region in the period 2000-2009.

Urban risk is continually increasing. It has been estimated that, more than 50 per cent of the world's population is living in urban areas. Urbanization is taking place at an unprecedented rate. In the next 20 years, the world’s population is predicted to increase by an additional two billion. By 2030 more than 60% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities, with record concentrations in large urban conglomerations and megacities in the developing world. Vulnerability of cities to disasters is on the rise especially as poor people settle in high-risk urban areas. Unfortunately, planning and development of cities has given little consideration to the consequences of hazards such as earthquakes, hydro-meteorological risks and others. The implication of this reality is the need for countries to focus their collective energies to create a safer world for urban dwellers and develop a series of innovative approaches to meet this challenge.

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

This capacity building training workshop, while promoting the importance of effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, will provide:
i) an opportunity for countries and cities in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance capacities in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction with a focus on countries/cities Resilience Action Plans development and implementation.
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 DRR and CCA plans, programmes and initiatives

Event Type
Workshop

Date
28 April - 1 May 2014

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

Organizers
? CIFAL Jeju and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (www.cifaljeju.org) and
? UNISDR Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute (UNISDR ONEA/GETI) (http://www.unisdr.org/incheon)

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

Content
The workshop contents are composed of the following:
? Introducing the Concepts and Current Tendencies in Urban Risk and Risk Reduction
? Republic of Korea’s National Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation Master Plan
? Introducing Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Global Campaign and MCR Campaign Tools
? Applying the MCR Tools, Diagnosis and Assessment
? Mainstreaming DRR and CCA into Development and Building Resilient Cities
? Developing and Implementing of Safe and Resilient City Action Plan
? City Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluating and Follow up
? Sharing Experiences, Model Programs for City-to-City Learning & Capacity Development
? Effective Partnership Building and Facilitation Skills

Learning Objectives
Participants will
? understand the concept of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
? build capacities with a focus on effective planning and implementation of MCR Campaign 10 Essentials to make their cities resilient to disasters
? adapt and use MCR Global Campaign existing tools to support capacity development needs of local governments, and define the need for additional content related to these
? share good practices and find ways to cooperate with other participating cities

Requirements
Participants are required to attend and actively participate in all workshops, complete assignments and interact with resource persons, and 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, Country Information, Letter of Nomination and Letter of Commitment, Case Study Summary (form attached to ‘Application Form’) by 9 March 2014 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 finalised.

Website
www.cifaljeju.org

ASSISTANCE WITH TRAVEL COST
? CIFAL Jeju only provides a limited financial assistance for participants.
? The following table represents the maximum amount of financial assistance for round-trip international air travel 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.
? Every participant is responsible for their local transportation in their country and arranging their visa including the visa fee.

Travelling from: CIFAL Jeju’s air fare assistance limit
Eastern Asia $300 (participants travelling from Mongolia will receive $400)
South-Eastern Asia $500 (participants travelling from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar will receive $600)
Southern Asia $600 (participants travelling from Nepal will receive US $700)
Pacific Islands $1,000
* Other points of departure ? please consult the CIFAL Jeju office.
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