Online Program Outline

Between September 5 to September 23, 2022, the Seoul Human Resources Development Center (SHRDC) of the City of Seoul, together with United Cities and Local Government (UCLG), Metropolis and UCLG-ASPAC will organize a training programme focusing on resilience building and disaster risk reduction at the city and metropolitan level.

The programme, open to the public officials of local governments and metropolitan cities is free of charge, and combines self-paced learning through UCLG's online course on "Fundamentals of Resilient Governance", video lectures exploring concrete examples of local resilience policies by the city of Seoul, and interactive online sessions for participants to engage with each other and learn from other experiences.

Live Sessions will take place via ZOOM in the following dates:

  • Session 1 : 7th Sept, 2022 - 09:00-11:00 (CEST)
  • Session 2 : 14th Sept, 2022 - 09:00-11:00 (CEST)
  • Session 3 : 21st Sept, 2022 - 09:00-11:00 (CEST)

In addition to completing the online course, reviewing video lectures, and joining the live sessions, each person or group (if multiple officials are joining from the same city) will have to submit an action plan exploring resilience policies in their city at the end of the course, which will be reviewed and receive feedback from experts from Seoul and/or organizing partners.

In-person Workshop & Site Visits

An optional offline, in-person training will be held between October 17-19, 2022 in Seoul City. This training, open for participants who have successfully completed the online training in 2021 or 2022, will include lectures, site-visits and discussions of participants' action plans (submitted at the end of the online course).

SHRDC will cover accommodation, meals during the course, logistics, and training fees. Participating cities/officers will need to cover airfare, entrance costs (visa, K-ETA, PCR test, travel insurance, etc.), daily allowances, and other costs if they wish to join the in-person training.

More information

For detailed information on the contents and requirements of the course, please refer to the Course's Guidebook

How to Apply

Please fill out the registration form (available in PDF or PPT format), including the "letter of confirmation" signed by your city's Mayor or Head of Department, and send it to [email protected] by 22 August 2022.