Training Course on Disasters and Development

Type:
Training Course
Host:
Indepth Research Services (IRES)
Date:
23-27 May 2016
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Venue:
IRES Training Centre
Date:
08-12 Aug 2016
Location:
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Date:
10-14 Oct 2016
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Date:
12-16 Dec 2016
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Date:
06-10 Mar 2017
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Date:
01-05 May 2017
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Date:
05-09 Jun 2017
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Date:
03-07 Jul 2017 (tentative)
Location:
South Africa

Introduction

Disasters and development are linked closely in that disasters can both destroy development initiatives and create development opportunities, and that development schemes can both increase and decrease vulnerability.

This course views responsibility in reducing disaster occurrence as a shared undertaking that goes far beyond improved disaster or emergency response. It gives explicit priority to assessing and building on household and community capabilities in at-risk communities, so that our vulnerability reduction efforts are sustainable. The course takes a developmental approach to the sustainable reduction of disaster risk, in both the individual country disaster management frameworks, as well as with respect to the priorities of the Hyogo Framework for Action.

Who should attend?

Disaster managers, councillors, or political leaders. It is equally relevant to those concerned with all aspects of service delivery, business continuity, poverty reduction, humanitarian action and sustainable development.

Duration

5 days

Course Objectives:

  • Understanding the concept of disaster risk reduction

  • Understanding of risk reduction themes

  • Core concepts of adult education and development

Course content:

Module 1: Disaster risk and disaster risk reduction

  • Prevailing global priorities and frameworks for policy, planning and developmental practice

  • Legal obligations within municipal, provincial and national spheres in specific localities

  • Participative, community-based social development that builds livelihoods resilience

Module 2: Specific risk reduction implementation theme

  • Drought, food insecurity, climate change and public health risks relevant to the changing world dynamics.

  • Urban risk with a focus on informal settlement fires and floods.

  • Extreme weather events in the context of climate change

Module 3: Adult education, training and development:

  • Understanding the ETD context and the roles of ETD practitioners

  • Community based approaches to reducing disaster risk.

Module 4: Role of agencies in promoting development and disaster risk reduction

  • Role of the United Nations

  • Role of NGOs, and

  • Role of the affected communities

Event Fee

USD 926.00

Further information on registration and group tariffs can be found on the training website.


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Themes:
Capacity Development, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Kenya, South Africa
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan.
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