Training course: Flood disaster risk management in a changing climate

Type:
Training Course
Host:
Datastat Research Center
Date:
11-15 Sep 2017
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Venue:
Datastat Research Center Comet House (1st floor, Room 12A), Along Monrovia Street

Introduction

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. This course will provide hands-on training in DRR and the application of Knowledge to decision making in DRR planning and Management.

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.

Target group

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

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.

  • 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.

Content

  • Introduction to disaster risk reduction • Insights into global and regional perspectives of hazards and disaster risk reduction 

  • Identifying, assessing and monitoring disaster risks and enhancing early warning

  • Disaster Preparedness, Early Warning and mitigation • Community participation

  • Code of conduct in disaster response

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

Requirements

Proficiency in use of English language

Meet admission criteria

Methodology

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.

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Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Urban Risk & Planning, Water, Disaster Risk Management
Hazards:
Flood
Countries:
Kenya
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