Building Resilience and Adaptive Governance
Full course description
Being able to identify and assess conditions at risk, is not necessarily sufficient to avoid crises and disasters. As such, building resilience and promoting adaptive governance are key issues in the international discourse on how to respond to increasing frequencies and magnitudes of geophysical risks, disease epidemics, violent conflict and severe meteorological events among other extreme phenomena. Earth observation data nowadays plays a crucial role in the monitoring of a disaster as well as during the emergency response cycle. In this course, we learn how disasters can be monitored using earth observation data, and how such data can support disaster risk reduction behavior at multiple levels. We will also learn how disaster monitoring can be linked to management strategies related to the Global Development Agenda, including the SDGs.
Students will learn how to:
- Apply methods using earth observation based data for disaster monitoring
- Address the emergency response cycle using GIS and remote sensing
- Evaluate disaster risk reduction mechanisms
- Identify behavioural adaptive strategies at multiple levels and their contribution to attaining the SDGs.
- Valerie Graw