Disaster Risk Reduction Course

Training Course
Indepth Research Services (IRES)
09-13 Oct 2017
Kenya (Nairobi)

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) skills are fundamental to the process of increasing awareness on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction to key stakeholders with knowledge on disaster management to empower the actors to support their organizations in developing disaster resilient programs and projects.

In order to build the capacity of Development professionals who are actively engaged in the Development and Emergency response activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations, this one week course will provide hands-on training in DRR and the application of Knowledge to decision making in DRR planning and Management.

The workshop offers intensive training that will cover the fundamental concepts and tools for DRR. People-centered early warning systems empower communities to prepare for and confront the power of natural hazards and measurement of the systems in terms of lives saved and reduction in losses, which is directly related to the execution of an anticipated response by the people and institutions once a warning is issued.

This training will also address traditional views on early warning systems, and what it takes to transform them into efficient, people-centred systems. The workshop also presents a practical guide for using a geographic information system (GIS) to integrate, visualize, and analyze geographically-referenced data extracted from key data sets to facilitate DRR.


5 days.

Who should attend

This course is intended for audiences working in governments, funding agencies, and research and non-government organizations for Emergency response and other Development programmes.

Course objectives

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand disaster risk reduction concepts and DRR conceptual frameworks and institutional mechanisms

  • Identify and understand the causes and impacts of various hazards locally, Regionally and globally

  • Identify disaster risk reduction strategies and opportunities in programming

  • Monitor programme inputs, processes and results required for management of DRR.

  • Understand concepts, methods, and tools for monitoring of DRR in Humanitarian response, emergency response and development  programs

  • Identify ways to overcome barriers to conducting effective Disaster Risk monitoring.

  • Conduct disaster Risk monitoring using appropriate methods and tools.

  • Get basic knowledge of analyzing qualitative data for humanitarian, emergency  and development  sector programmes related to DRR

  • Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS to gather data, collaborate and share information.

  • Communicate findings to stimulate learning and reflection.

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