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New eLearning: disaster prevention & preparedness

By Knowledge Network – Staff memberPublished on

A new eLearning course from DG ECHO for disaster risk management practitioners ‘Economics for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness’ shows investing in disaster prevention and preparedness makes economic sense.

An on-line eLearning course on disaster prevention, developed by the European Commission (DG ECHO) with support from the World Bank, has just been released. The one-hour course focuses on the risk landscape of the EU and the positive effects of disaster prevention and preparedness. It features different self-paced modules and is fully open and available through the UCPM Knowledge Network on the EU Academy.

The online course draws on the DG ECHO and World Bank joint study on the Economics for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness, which models the potential impact of floods and earthquakes on Europe’s society and economy and quantifies the benefits of investments in disaster resilience.

Designed for civil protection practitioners, national administrations and authorities and European Commission staff, the course explains the impact of disasters caused by natural hazards, why they occur and demonstrates why investing in prevention and preparedness makes economic sense.

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