International Course on Disaster Risk Management

This training course aims to provide fundamental knowledge and skills in disaster risk management in order to enhance the capabilities of disaster managers, community mobilizers, community workers, social volunteers, school teachers, paramedical workers, medical workers, women’s group members and members of local authorities .

The topics covered are multi-hazard, multi-level, multi-agency, and multi-disciplinary. They address both event-related and day-to-day activities to mitigate the impact of natural hazards.

Course Content

The course is divided into eight modules.

Module 1: Introduction to Disaster Risk Management 

Global disaster risk situation 

Basic concepts and terminologies used in disaster risk management 

Overview of disaster risk management

Module 2: Disaster Risk Identification, Assessment and Risk Reduction 

Introduction to disaster risk management processes 

Introduction to hazards, vulnerability, and capacity 

Hazard, vulnerability, capacity and risk assessment

Disaster risk mitigation framework 

Disaster and development 

Mainstreaming DRR in the development planning process

Module 3: Disaster Preparedness Planning Process 

Overview of preparedness planning processes and concepts 

Preparedness planning processes in key areas such as: 

Setting up a preparedness planning committee 

Achieving agreement on preparedness arrangements 

Documenting preparedness arrangements 

Conducting preparedness training 

Testing preparedness arrangements

Module 4: Emergency Response 

Emergency response management principles and concepts 

Key response implementation considerations 

Use of emergency coordination centers 

ICT in emergency responses and management

Module 5: Incident Command System 

Basic Principles of ICS 

Incident / Event Assessment and Management by Objectives 

ICS Organization and Staffing 

ICS Facilities 

Incident Resource Management 

Incident & Event Planning Process 

ICS Final Simulation

Module 6: Disaster Recovery 

Damage and loss estimation in recovery planning 

Disaster recovery and reconstruction: concepts, practice, and guidelines

Module 7: Making Disaster Management Work 

Cross-cutting considerations 

Working with multi-agency teams 

Policy, legal and institutional frameworks 

Media in disaster management

Module 8: Re-entering the Real World: Making a Difference 

Development of personal action plans 

Course evaluation

Target Audience

The course will benefit government officials responsible for disaster management policy and planning;  international and local NGOs; NGOs involved in the areas of disaster risk reduction, response and recovery; staff from training institutes and other agencies responsible for knowledge dissemination on disaster risk reduction and management as well as training of trainers; persons involved in coordination of disaster management activities (e.g., defence forces and emergency services); UN agencies ; and persons who contributes on social works such as community mobilisers, community development workers, members of women groups, school teachers, and persons from the local authorities.

The contents of the course focus on the developing countries context with some references to other regions. However, also participants from outside the developing countries/region are welcome. All representatives from the different regions, organizations, and backgrounds are encouraged to interact, discuss, and make connections to ensure the greatest benefit is gained from attending the course.

The class size is limited to 15 – 20 people. Global Academy accepts nominations on a first come first-served basis provided the applicant meets the course requirements.

Duration: November 2021

Course Fee

Package A without accommodation: Euro 3,275 

Package B with accommodation: Euro 5,675

The standard course fee of Euro 3,275 covers course tuition, training materials, refreshments and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements for board including breakfast, lunch and dinner) , airport transfers, visa application, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

Online course fee: Upon request.


Interested person can submit the application form along with the copies of educational qualifications, working certificates, a CV and a motivation letter. An application can be submitted on a rolling basis. For any inquiry, please contact at: