Call for Participation: 2017 Advanced Institute on Knowledge-based Actions for Disaster Risk Reduction (AI-KBA)
ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) announced today that the 2017 Advanced Institute on Knowledge-based Actions for Disaster Risk Reduction (AI-KBA) will be held at the Academy of Sciences located in Taipei on 17 – 21 April 2017. It is sponsored by the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Centre of Excellence, Taipei (IRDR ICoE-Taipei) in partnership with ICSU ROAP and National Science and Technology Centre for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), Taiwan. The AI is primarily intended for young to mid-career candidates from academia, practitioner, and policy communities from the Southeast Asia region with the main objective to provide the participants with the best practices, enhanced understanding, skills, and practical knowledge to apply systems approaches on DRR knowledge-based actions, based on the successful experience of the flagship project.
The sessions of 2017 AI-KBA will include lectures by eminent scholars and practitioners in systems approaches and knowledge-based actions, break-out sessions, hands-on practices, and field visits. The topics to be covered in the 2017 AI-KBA are listed below:
a) Concepts, principles and practices of systems approach and system thinking tools for DRR knowledge-based actions;
b) Cross-sector collaboration with systems approach between scientists and policy communities for disaster management, with cases from flagship project as examples;
c) Systems diagrams, feedback loops, and archetypes for DRR knowledge-based actions;
d) Scenario-based Analysis of DRR knowledge-based actions with real cases;
e) Communication with interactive systems diagrams.
More information about the Advanced Institute and its application form is available from the links provided below: