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UNITAR Hiroshima Training Programme

UNITAR Hiroshima Training Programme 2020

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Applications call for UNITAR Hiroshima Training Programme 2020. UNITAR Women’s Leadership: A Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction Training Programme for World Tsunami Awareness Day 2020. UNITAR Hiroshima is launching an online training programme for women in Pacific Ocean SIDS countries, focusing on building resilience and enhancing the security of the region through the inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) approach.


The Women’s Leadership in Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction is designed to encourage participants to gain knowledge in DRR, including Sendai Framework, Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Responsive DRR, Multi-stakeholder Coalition in DRR, Community Based DRR, etc. and finally to develop an “inclusive country DRR Plan” that is contextualized for each country with consideration of both natural and biological hazards.

The target audience is 100 passionate women living in or from 14 Pacific SIDS (Cook Islands, Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu). In order to gain insight from a diverse range of stakeholders as well as to effectively reflect the various perspective in DRR planning, participants will be selected from various backgrounds.

Eligibility Criteria

Participants will be selected through an open call for applications based on specific criteria including:

  • Female and aged over 18 years old.
  • Geographical and sectoral representation within the country.
  • Deep interest in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
  • Internet connectivity throughout the programme.
  • Good oral and written English skills.
  • Keen passion to learn by doing and highly motivated to succeed to provide a positive impact to society.

Additional Details 

The application process is open to anyone living inside and from the target countries, however, preference will be given to locally situated nationals of the target countries. Pacific SIDS nationals living abroad are encouraged to apply. Moreover, the UNITAR Hiroshima Training Programme will be in English and carried out 100% online, incorporating asynchronous on-demand courses and series of webinars delivered by expert facilitators, through online platforms.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline20 October,2020
Open toAll



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