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DiMTEC teaches on disasters with international counterparts
2009-06-12

 
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The Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (DiMTEC) at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently presented a training course on vulnerability and disaster risk management in collaboration with the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).

The focus was on social, environmental and economical vulnerability, global warming and early warning systems.

Dr Fabrice Renaud, Associate Director: UNU-EHS, Dr-Eng. Jörn Birkmann, Head of the section Vulnerability Assessment: UNU-EHS, and Prof. Dusan Sakulsky, Africa Representative: UNU-EHS from Bonn, Germany presented the course, together with Mr Andries Jordaan, Director: DiMTEC and Eugene Poolman, Chief Forecasting Specialist: Disaster Risk Reduction, South African Weather Service.

This course will be presented again at the Novi Sad University, Serbia in October 2009 and September 2010 as well as in Bonn, Germany in May 2010, where it will be part of the UNU PhD block course.

Conducting the training were, from the left: Mr Jordaan, Prof. Sakulski, Ms Awatif Ayadh, DiMTEC student from Sudan, and Dr -Ing. Vilma Hossini, Training Programme Associate: UNU-EHS.

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