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.
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
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org