Over 11,000 registrations to date. The Massive Open Online Course starts today.
13 November 2017 – With over 11,000 registrations, the much-anticipated massive open online course from UNDP, FAO and UNITAR on National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture (NAPMOOC) launched today.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT) of the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) will strengthen collaboration for the integration of geospatial technology in support of emergency and crisis response after signing a new set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) earlier today.
29 September 2017, Geneva, Switzerland – Over the course of the past several weeks and months, UNOSAT has been working with partners to develop innovative applications for the humanitarian community by integrating geographic data into new systems. The idea behind these initiatives is to empower end-users by providing them with actionable information and/or in user friendly formats to improve impact from their job.
A six-week course in partnership with UNITAR begins November 13, features leading global experts on climate change
13 September 2017 – ‘National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture’ is the title of the new United Nations’ Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The course is timed to launch in parallel with the upcoming climate talks in Bonn, Germany, more formally known as the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23).
18 August 2017, Geneva, Switzerland - On 23 May 2017 an armed conflict broke out in Marawi, Lanao del Sur in the Philippines between non-state armed groups affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Philippine government security forces. The conflict has displaced nearly 360,000 people from Marawi City and surrounding municipalities. According to local news sources, nearly 700 combatants and 119 civilians have died as a result of the fighting.
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Project title: Evaluation of UNOSAT Rapid Mapping Service
Title (i.e. consultant, individual contractor): Consultant
Organizational Unit: Planning, Performance and Results Section
Indicative starting date: 15 January 2018
Duty Station: home-based
Deadline for Application: 20 December 2017
Area of Specialization/Thematic Areas: Evaluation, humanitarian programming, conflict, development
The increasing number and intensity of natural disasters in the past few years have had severe consequences in terms of human lives that were impacted, but also in terms of structural damage and economic losses. In years to come, extreme events will no longer be exceptions; therefore, it is essential for sovereign territories in the Caribbean region to strengthen both their preparedness and response capacities to efficiently cope with future disaster events.
The conflict series is an open, self-paced course meant to provide an introduction to conflict studies and more advanced courses in conflictology.
The second of a series of three, this course delves into conflict analysis. The goal of this chapter is to give the learner a basic understanding of the importance of conflict analysis, and a set of tools and methods to start conducting their own.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
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