Training Course on Emergency Planning Management

Training Course
Indepth Research Services (IRES)
05-09 Oct 2015
Kenya (Nairobi)
Indepth Research Services, Westlands, Rhapta Road, Njema Court, Suite R2
18-22 Apr 2016
Kenya (Nairobi)
IRES Training Centre
29 Aug - 02 Sep 2016
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IRES Training Centre
20-24 Mar 2017
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19-23 Jun 2017

This course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning. It will develop your capability for effective participation in the all-hazard emergency operations planning process to save lives and protect property threatened by disaster. You will have the opportunity to interact with our experienced facilitators who bring professional and research expertise into their teaching. 

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • Gain knowledge required to pursue a career or work on emergency planning and management.

  • Will examine theory and practice in a range of countries, benchmarking approaches in their respective countries of origin/work and generally build relevant experience in the industry.

  • Develop their skills that are needed to manage the response to various emergencies (i.e. Civil, technological incidents, transport accidents and natural disasters among others)

  • Develop an early warning system and risk management plan tailored to the needs of their organization;

  • Examine the kinds of tools and products that are available or could be developed to integrate information into forms most useful for them to make decisions at various levels; and

  • Set-up appropriate contingency plan or options to guide members of their organization against various hazards of different timescales.

Outline of topics to be covered in the program:

  • Disaster theory and practice

  • Definitions and concepts

  • The four core early warning system components

  • End-to-End Early Warning System (EWS)
    • New Hazard Paradigm

    • End-to-End EWS Framework and its Elements

  • Risk assessment
    • Hazard Identification Process

    • Risk Analysis: Probabilities and Consequences

    • Risk Management: Options Analysis2014

    • Hazard Forecast Based Risk Estimation Analysis

    • Development of Decision Support Tools

  • Risk Communication
    • Risk Communication Process and Tools

    • Contingency Plans

    • Organizational Preparedness and Response Preparation

  • Emergency and Disaster planning;

  • Integrated emergency management practice and issues;

  • Business continuity management;

  • The management of natural and environmental disasters;

  • GIS & RS, science and services;

  • Research design and methods;

Duration: 5 days

Who should attend?

This course is designed for emergency management personnel who are involved in developing an effective emergency planning system. Employees in public, charitable and private organizations involved in emergency planning and management


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

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