Women-Centred Disaster Resilience in SIDS

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This course provides a comprehensive understanding of GIS concepts and its applications in disaster risk reduction and strengthening the resilience of women and girls to natural disasters. The course is broken down into five (5) modules namely:

  1. Disaster Management
  2. Risk Assessment
  3. Women-Centered Disaster Risk and Resilience in SIDS
  4. Introduction to GIS
  5. Introduction to HOTOSM

This course enables students to understand the value of open geospatial data, and prepares them to participate in the Open Cities Mapping project in Jamaica

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. To understand the fundamentals of GIS and its uses in disaster risk management
  2. To understand hazard vulnerability
  3. To understand the vulnerabilities of women and girls during natural disasters and learn how to strengthen their resilience.
  4. To understand disaster and risk management, mitigation strategies and ways of building the disaster resilience capacity of women and girls
  5. To learn the fundamentals of the HOTOSM platform

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