Build Back Better

Traducido en simultáneo a los idiomas oficiales de la ONU.

On behalf of the UNDRR Global Education and Training Institute (GETI), UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), and World Health Organization (WHO)'s Health Emergencies Programme, we are pleased to annouce the call for registration for our upcoming joint certificate online training programe on "Build back better: Harnessing South-South cooperation and risk reduction planning for resilient and healthy cities in the post COVID-19 era."

Course Objective:

This training serves as an introductory training for urban leaders, planners and practitioners, aiming to:

a) Increase the understanding and capacities in disaster and risk reduction, for effective and equitable public health emergency response, and South-South cooperation.

b) Better prepare stakeholders for re-opening cities following the COVID-19 pandemic and better prepare for future crises - especially health emergencies;

c) Facilitate city-to-city partnerships in South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) towards sustainable development.

Targeted Audience:

Local and national government officials in charge of disaster risk reduction and management, urban development and planning, public health; emergency preparedness, national associations of municipalities; urban resilience and development practitioners as well as civil society, private sector, and academia. The course is open to all applicants from both developed and developing countries, especially the young experts and officials. Participants from Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Small Island Developing countries are highly encouraged.

Date & Time:

8, 15, 22, 29 June 2021 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks)

Total of 4 online sessions, 1 end-of-course assessment (exam), and 1 post-course survey.

All online sessions will be held for 90 minutes from 7:30 am (New York) and 8:30 pm (Incheon).


Virtually through Zoom.

Workshop Language:

English will be the main language. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided to at least one additional UN language based on the geographic distribution of learners


Certificate of completion will be given to participants who attend at least 3 live sessions (75%), complete a feedback survey and an end-of-course assessment (80% success).

For more information:

Please see attached concept note or visit:

To apply:

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