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API Disaster Management Course

Organizer: University of Hawaii and international faculty/researchers who are part of the Asia-Pacific Initiative(API)
Target audience: university students, practitioners or researchers who concern about the connections between environmental change, hazard mitigation, and  resiliency.

Schedule: every Tuesday from September 21 to December 14, 13-15 JST

Details schedule of lectures are listed bellow. Please note that the dates proposed are tentative. Depending upon availability of experts, course committee may shuffle some of the topics to accommodate experts

1. 21 Sept, 13-15 JST.
(1) What is API, background of API, how does it work, who are the partners, what is learning management system and how you can use it, etc.
Lecturer:  Dr. Brendan Barrett (UNU)
(2) What is disaster management? What are the basic terms used in this discipline (hazard, vulnerability, risk, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery etc), ? What are various models of disaster management? Is DM really cyclic or linear? Global disaster trends etc.
Lecturer:   Prof. Karl Kim, University of Hawaii

What is disaster management? What are the basic terms used in this discipline (hazard, vulnerability, risk, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery etc), ? What are various models of disaster management? Is DM really cyclic or linear? Global disaster trends etc.
Lecturer:   Prof. Karl Kim, University of Hawaii      

2.    28 Sept, 13-15 JST.
(1) What Went Wrong?

3.     5 Oct, 13-15 JST.
(1) Understanding Earthquake Hazard
Lecturer: TBD
(2) Understanding Tsunami  Hazard
Lecturer: TBD

4.    12 Oct, 13-15 JST.
(1) Cyclones /Typhoons /Hurricane/Tropical Storms
Lecturer: TBD
(2) Coastal flooding/Sea Level Rise
Lecturer: TBD   

5.    19 Oct, 13-15 JST.
(1)Understanding floods (river flood, flash flood, catastrophic flood, coastal flood), Floods in underground infrastructure.
Lecturer: Prof. Srikantha Herath (UNU)
(2)Understanding Landslides
Lecturer: TBD

6.    26 Oct, 13-15 JST.
(1) Understanding volcanoes
Lecturer: TBD
(2) Understanding drought (or water scarcity in rural and urban areas)
Lecturer: TBD   

7.    2 Nov, 13-15 JST.
Book Review

8.    9 Nov, 13-15 JST.
(1) What constitutes vulnerability and Capacity? And how does it related
to better management of disasters? What is resilience? Can it be measured?
Lecturer: Dr. Joern Birkman, (UNU, Bonn)
(2) Vulnerable Populations
Lecturer: Shabbir Cheema, Alan Clark-East West Center, Hawaii

9.    16 Nov, 13-15 JST.
(1) Weather Forecasting and Early Warning System in Asia and Pacific
Lecturer: Dr. Jayaram Potty, ADPC+AIT Early warning center
(2) Spatial analysis for disaster management, GIS Remote Sensing, etc. +
Coastal inundation Mapping Toolkit
Lecturer (tbc):  NOAA/Prof. Karl Kim, Univ of Hawaii       

10.    23 Nov, 13-15 JST.
(1)Coastal Community Resilience Framework
Lecturer: USAID/NOAA/Kitti Courtney – Tetratech    

11.    30 Nov, 13-15 JST.
(1) Recovery Planning
Lecturer: TBD
(2) Comparative Recovery Case study from Kobe and San Francisco Earthquake
Lecturer:  TBD        

12.    7 Dec, 13-15 JST.
(1) Understanding Urban Risk and Resilience in megacities context. Why
it is an important issue to understand? What are complexities involved
in urban areas? Climate Change Adaptation and disaster Risk Reduction in
Urban Context. etc.
Lecturer: Dr. Akhilesh Surjan (UNU) ,  Commentator : Prof. Rautrey, AIT   

13.    14 Dec, 13-15 JST.
Final paper, Class Assignment, Presentation. End of course.

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