Disaster risk reduction training course

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
RedR - United Kingdom
Date:
11-15 Feb 2013
Location:
United Kingdom (London)
Venue:
RedR UK Vauxhall
Language:
English

Background

The concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematic efforts to analyze and manage the causal factors of disasters, including through reduced exposure to hazards, lessened vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and the environment, and improved preparedness for adverse events.

A comprehensive approach to reduce disaster risks is set out in the United Nations-endorsed Hyogo Framework for Action, adopted in 2005, whose expected outcome is “The substantial reduction of disaster losses, in lives and the social, economic and environmental assets of communities and countries.” The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system provides a vehicle for cooperation among Governments, organizations and civil society actors to assist in the implementation of the Framework. Note that while the term “disaster reduction” is sometimes used, the term “disaster risk reduction” provides a better recognition of the ongoing nature of disaster risks and the ongoing potential to reduce these risks.

By the end of the five day course participants will be able to describe the components of disaster risk management, identify community vulnerability and capacities to deal with natural hazards, have strategies to strengthen the role of different organisations and groups in disaster risk management and be aware of the role of local aid workers in disaster management and additional needs to strengthen their participation in overall mechanism of disaster risk reduction.


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What is included in the event fee

The fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch and refreshments. For further information on pricing bands please use the link on the right.

How to register

Register online
For more information contact us on training@redr.org.uk


Keywords

Themes:
Capacity Development, Environment, Disaster Risk Management, Vulnerable Populations
Countries:
United Kingdom
Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific.
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