The Asia Paciﬁc region faces heavy human and economic losses from disasters, whose frequency and intensity is increasing drastically in recent years. The evidence from the Indian Ocean & Japanese Tohoku Region Tsunami; Kashmir, China and Christchurch earthquake; Cyclone Nargis; Pakistan and Thailand floods, Afghanistan blizzard, and other events happening in the region and around the world undoubtedly reﬂect the level of devastation that disasters can bring.
To reduce the impact of disastrous events on communities and support sustainable development, the Regional Training Course on Disaster Management or DMC aims to provide necessary and useful fundamental knowledge and skills of disaster management to enhance the capabilities of managers who have key disaster management responsibilities. The subjects covered in the DMC are multi-hazard, multi-level, multi-agency, and multidisciplinary, and address both event-related activities as well as those activities which need to be undertaken on a day-to-day basis prior to the occurrence of events. The course is designed to enable professionals working in disaster management, development and donor agencies to eﬀectively integrate disaster management into their programs and policies. Participants will be encouraged to develop key skills and adopt proactive attitudes through participation in interactive lectures and reﬂection on a range of key issues raised during discussions and practical activities.
By completing the course, participants should gain a sound grasp of disaster management processes and be able to apply this knowledge to:
• Identify and assess disaster risks using risk management approached
• Plan and develop eﬀective strategies and systems for disaster risk reduction
• Develop eﬀective processes for preparedness planning in order to improve disaster response and recovery activities
• Eﬀectively and eﬃciently set up and utilize an emergency coordination center to manage disaster events
• Address and assess key implementation issues and requirements in disaster management
The course is beneficial to the following
• Government Officials responsible for disaster management policy and plans
• IFRC/ICRC, international NGOs, NGOs involved in the areas of disaster risk reduction, response and recovery
• Staffs 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. including also the defense forces and emergency services)
Staffs of UN agencies
Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by the organizations.
The application can be submitted online or offline through email, fax, or postal mail before 12th October 2012. The application form is available for download at ADPC website. A more detailed course information will be sent to only accepted participants.