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Short course: Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response

UNU-EHS in close collaboration with the University of the Free State Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (UFS-DiMTEC) invites advanced post-graduate students and practitioners to apply and participate in the course.  

The aim of the course is to provide participants with a broad overview of space-based and other technologies for disaster risk reduction and response. This will include available various tools and methods, analysis of existing international response and support mechanisms as well as the best international practices.

Course description

Date & venue

6-8 February 2013

Provincial Disaster Management Centre in Cape Town, South Africa

Please note:

Inquiries regarding the course fees should be addressed to Ms. Alice Ncube at the University of Free State ( or + 27 51 401 2721/9701).

UNU-EHS or UFS-DiMTEC WILL NOT cover any travel, local transport or accommodation costs of students accepted. Accepted participants will have to organize their own accommodation while attending the short course.


How to apply

Please fill the application form and send it together with your CV to

Deadline: 23 January 2013

Application form


Vilma Hossini