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The United Nations-International Strategy for Disaster Reduction’s Private Sector Alliance for Risk Sensitive Investment (UNISDR ‐ ARISE),the Federal Government of Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and FIU support the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015‐2030. Leading business schools will present white papers on innovative approaches for DRM in MBA programs in an international workshop (March 2016). For more information, click link above.

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The DRR Program is now accepting applications for the online course in Spanish: Análisis Costo Beneficio en Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (ACB-RRD). The course begins February 15, 2016 and ends May 27, 2016. For more information on the application process, please click the link above. The last day for completing the application is February 5, 2016 (17:00 EST). The course will be taught by Alejandro Arrieta, Ph.D.

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The FIU-DRR Program will post monthly updates on ENSO 2015–16 for the Latin American and Caribbean region, based on reports from NOAA, NWS's Climate Prediction Center, and CIIFEN (Centro Internacional para la Investigación del Fenómeno de El Niño), among others. For the report please, please click on "ENSO2015–16" tab above.

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The DRR Program is now accepting applications for the online course in Spanish: Sistemas de Información Geográfica y Sensores Remotos para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres. The course begins November 2, 2015 and ends March 14, 2016. For more information on the application process, please click the link above.The last day for completing the application is October 15, 2015.

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The Extreme Events Institute and the Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU are now accepting applications for the Governance and Disaster Risk Reduction course. (Aceptando solicitudes para el Curso Online: Gobernanza y Reducción de Riesgo de Desastres).

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The DRR Program’s report on the review of FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute’s College List is now available on our website. The College List is a database of colleges offering emergency management courses across the United States. Alongside our report is the searchable data spreadsheet which will allow users to look for specific information such as subject, location, degree level, delivery method, and contact information for the program.

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The DRR Program conducted the Hands-on Workshop on Political Economy of DRR in Panama from August 3–5, 2015. The participants were students who had successfully completed the online course in Fall 2014. The workshop added to the contents of the online course and included topics on governance, planning and DRR, actors and levels approach, public-private partnerships, legislative frameworks, and case studies and exercises.

The DRR Program conducted the online course on Livelihoods and DRR (Curso de Medios de Vida en la Reducción de Riesgos de Desastre) delivered in Spanish. The two-month course began on July 6 and was completed on September 6, 2015.

The FIU-DRR Program hosted an exchange visit with representatives of COPECO-Honduras (National Emergency Management Agency of Honduras) and CNE-Costa Rica (National Emergency Commission) in March 2015 at the MMC Campus. The delegation visited state, local, departmental and institutional EOCs, and met with key operational personnel to learn about integration of local and state EOCs, and with regional and national system.

El Programa de Reducción de Riesgos de Desastre (RRD) de Florida International University (FIU) anuncia el Curso de Medios de Vida en la Reducción de Riesgos de Desastre (MV-RRD) con una modalidad en línea, dentro del área de extensión y desarrollo profesional, para el 6 de Julio de 2015. El Curso tiene una duración de dos meses y será dictado en español. La fecha límite de aplicación es el 12 de Junio de 2015.

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