Short course: Community risk assessment

Training Course
Stellenbosch University, Disaster Mitigation for Sustainable Livelihoods Programme (DiMP))
08-17 Jul 2013
South Africa (Stellenbosch)
Stellenbosch University

The course focuses on strengthening community-based risk assessment capabilities in disaster-prone informal settlements. The course gives priority to assessing household and community risks using a range of participatory methods as well as other quantitative and spatial risk-related data. It is useful and relevant to disaster management practitioners working in at-risk communities, local councillors / political leaders. However, the course is equally important for development practitioners, as well as those concerned with capacity-building, poverty reduction or sustainable development. Key Content Areas:

  • Role of CRA in development planning and risk reduction

  • Principles, practice and ethics of CRA

  • Introduction to critical data sources for assessing risk

  • Capturing and mapping spatial data using GPS

  • Introduction to participatory CRA methods

  • Establishment of enabling institutional arrangements

  • Applied CRA: Informal settlements

  • Effective analysis/consolidation of CRA findings

  • Effective communication of CRA findings - focus on different audiences

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Event fee

Local Currency R 9,000 or USD +/- 1,200

How to register

For further information please email Wilma Roux or call +27 0218089285


Capacity Development, Community-based DRR, Risk Identification & Assessment, Vulnerable Populations
South Africa
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