Signing FTA could be a good opportunity for us to increase exports. But does this mean everything's good about FTA?
Take a look at the analysis of China-Korea FTA and see if any of those challenges could be applied to us!
What is a good way to embed an interactive Map on a social collaboration platform like Collaboration for Development?
This course is the introductory course of the World Bank Institute’s e-learning program on disaster risk management (DRM). The objective of this course is to familiarize development practitioners with contemporary concepts and practices in disaster management and contribute to a paradigm shift from reactive to proactive approaches in this cross-cutting field of development. It also aims to establish a common language and understanding among development practitioners in order to improve collaboration among various disciplines and integrate risk reduction considerations in development plans and decisions.
The course addresses basic questions such as: What are considered natural disasters? Where do they strike the most and how? What are the components of comprehensive DRM? It also reviews the institutional arrangements and financing mechanisms of disaster management systems, and identifies the role of national and local actors in processes related to risk assessment, mitigation and financing. This course targets general development practitioners in order to raise their awareness and sensitivity in preventing natural disasters. The built-in learning tools provide an opportunity for participants to monitor their learning progress.
The course will cover the following topics:
City officials and others interested in Disaster Risk Management
We would like your feedback on the new look for the Caribbean OpenDRI Community. Do you like it? What would you add or change? Is there anything we can do to make the platform more user-friendly?
We welcome all comments and will discuss them with our Community Managers.
Following the webiar on March 26th, please post your questions and thoughts on the role of data in disaster assessment and recovery.
Here's a link of 4 hours of presentations, including one from Mike Fedak on coding needed for Dominode, Dominica's GeoNode.
"here were really good presentations from WFP, Department of State, Mapstory,
GFDRR and The World Bank, NOAA and ROGUE. You can watch the video here (it is 4
hours long but we can create links later for specific parts): GeoNode Summit - YouTube
If you'd like any presentations separately cut to share with colleagues, please comment.
GeoNode Summit took place January 14-17, 2014 in Washington DC.
The 2014 GeoNode Roadmap Summit is currently in session so, now is a great time to voice any ideas or suggestions that we have for GeoNode 2.0. Any comments or suggestions that we have can be sent to the GeoNode developers for consideration. Any thoughts?
For more info on the GeoNode Summit, click here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tvYxHd5N9cil8HI1ub2T_qPThwXh25RSmfq1igxsKFE/edit
We've listed a number of tools and resources that were presented and discussed during the Caribbean Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Workshop held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines from Nov 12-14. This forum built upon regional and national efforts to exchange knowledge, explore existing tools and resources, and share lessons learned to integrate GIS data into decision-making. The attached Power Point Presentation also provides thoughts on staying connected and building upon the foundation developed through our workshops, webinars and resources.
More information on the workshop, including the agenda and presentation documents, are available on the workshop webpage: http://www.worldbank.org/lcrdrm/svgdata.