Capacity Building

The Associated Programme on Flood Management has developed a comprehensive training curriculum on flood management. Over the past years, several training workshops were conducted in various countries. In this regards, APFM is supported not only by the World Meteorological Organization and the Global Water Partnership, but also through contributions from its Support Base Partners.

Trainings are organized on a demand-driven basis, and individually tailored to the requesting parties and governments.

Types of trainings and workshops

Scope, duration and topics vary but can generally be divided into the following:

  • Short vocational trainings or workshops (3-5 days) on the principles and aspects of Integrated Flood Management for policy makers, development planners, and water and disaster management professionals with a priority on the national and basin level.
  • Training of trainers workshops (1-5 days) for capacity building institutions targeting vocational training of relevant professionals.
  • National workshops analysing the current flood management situation and developing a strategic  national framework in accordance with the Integrated Flood Management concept

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Past trainings and workshops

Date Topic Venue Material
Dec-16 F2F Event 2016: Urban DRR and Urban Resilience Thun, Switzerland Infographic
Nov-16 Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Floods in the Western Balkans and Turkey (IPA FLOODS) Workshop Ankara, Turkey
Nov-16 Regional Training Course on Flood Safety for Nuclear Installations Vienna, Austria
Apr-16 Roundtable discussion with students and disaster-focused organizations at CERG-C/University of Geneva Geneva, Switzerland
Nov-15 Support to PRONACCH (Programa Nacional de Prevención contra Emergencias Hidráulicas)” Mexico City, Mexico
Nov-15 IFM Workshop at F2F 2015 Thun, Switzerland
Oct-15 IFM training workshop at 26th ICID European Regional Conference
Montpellier, France
Aug-15 IFM course at the National University of Asunción Asunción, Paraguay
Jul-15 IFM Training Course La Havana,
Cuba
Apr-15 Lecture at the CERG-C/University of Geneva Geneva, Switzerland
Mar-15 Flood Management Training Course at Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Bern, Switzerland
Oct-14 Support to Workshop on “Strategies of Floodplain Economic Development in the Downstream of Yellow River” Zhengzhou City, China
Oct-14 Integrated Flood Management with Focus on Coastal Zones of Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh
May-14 Training Workshop on Flood Loss Assessment in the Framework of Integrated Flood Management Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
May-13 National Workshop in Integrated Flood Management Mexico City, Mexico
Apr-13 Regional Training Workshop on Integrated Flood Management, Flood Forecasting and Early Warnings Antalya, Turkey
Mar-13 Training workshop on Flood Risk Management Dakar, Senegal
Nov-12 Capacity Building Workshop on Integrated Flood Management Santa Fe, Argentina
Apr-12 Workshop on the Development of a National Strategy for Integrated Flood Management for Lao PDR Vangvieng, Lao PDR
Mar-12 Workshop on the Development of a National Strategy for Integrated Flood Management for Thailand Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Apr-11 Training of Trainers on Integrated Flood Management for Sustainable Development Hanoi, Vietnam
Nov-10 Training on Capacity Development in Disaster Management in Thailand Tokyo, Japan
Oct-10 Training of Trainers on Integrated Approaches to Flash Floods and Flood Risk Management Kathmandu, Nepal
Jun-10 Regional Training Course on Integrated Flood Management Ethiopia
Apr-10 University Course on Integrated Flood Management Santa Fe, Argentina
Mar-10 Initial Workshop on regional Flash Flood Guidance System Istanbul, Turkey
Dec-09 JICA/JWA Training course on Integrated Water Resources Management Tokyo, Japan
Nov-09 Training Workshop on Integrated Flood Management for the Nile Basin Countries Nairobi, Kenya
Sep-09 Introductory seminar on Integrated Flood Management Turin, Italy
May-09 Training Workshop on Integrated Flood Management for countries in Western Asia and Arab region Tehran, Iran
Apr-09 Workshop on Transboundary Flood Risk Management Geneva, Switzerland
Feb-09 Training of Trainers for  Integrated Flood Management Jakarta, Indonesia
Oct-08 Regional Training of Trainers for Integrated Flood Management Lima, Peru
Oct-07 Workshop on Community preparedness and public participation for Flash Flood Management in Europe Krakow, Poland Synthesis
Feb-06 National Workshop on Community Approaches to Flood Management Dhaka, Bangladesh pdf
Feb-06 National Workshop on Community Approaches to Flood Management Lalitpur, Nepal pdf
Nov-05 National Workshop on Community Approaches to Flood Management Delhi, India pdf