Monday, March 9, 2009

Invitation: Online Course on Land Use Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction

An online course entitled Reducing Disaster Risks through Land Use Planning is set to start on March 23, 2009, as part of the Natural Disaster Risk Management Program.

This specialization course presents a general background on trends and experiences in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction objectives in land use and urban planning. It is ideal for professionals and practitioners involved in public infrastructures, critical facilities, housing and real estate, and lifelines such as land use planners, urban planner, environmental planners, settlement planners, zoning officers, and building and housing officials and housing officers employed in national and local government institutions.

COURSE DURATION March 23 - April 19, 2009


Those who are interested may register through this link:

Only online registration will be considered.

Deadline of application: March 16, 2009


* Computer literate, especially in the use of Internet
* Can access the Internet and devote at least two (2) hours a day for eLearning
* Has a background on disaster risk management


Filipino Participants:

a) Government Employees: Php 2,500

b) Non-Government Employees: Php 3,000

International Participants: US$100** Plus an additional mailing expense for distribution of CDs and Course Certificates

Mode of Payment Cash, check, or bank transfer

More information can be found at the EMI website: If you have inquiries and clarifications, kindly send your inquiries to

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