Training Course on ICT for disaster management

Type:
Training Course
Host:
Datastat Research Center
Date:
04-08 Sep 2017
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Venue:
Datastat Research Center

Introduction

IT courses can help you turn your love of all things geek, and passion for a particular industry, into a brilliant career as a programmer, network professional, technical support, security specialist and more. You could work in a variety of areas – from aerospace, banking and computing, through to e-commerce, manufacturing, telecommunications and travel.

Duration

5 days.

Who should attend?

The course is targeted at relevant government entities such as the National Disaster Management Authorities (NDMA) and their partners, in particular:

  • Those responsible for coordinating the delivery of ICT services during emergencies

  • Those responsible for regulating ICT services or who have an impact on ICT functions

Course objectives

By the end of the training the learner should be in a position to:

  • Develop knowledge and skills to plan, implement and manage ICT solutions to support emergency preparedness and response

  • Enhance emergency preparedness and response through effective ICT services

  • Enhance collaboration and cooperation between government stakeholders and humanitarian responders in the area of ICT emergency preparedness and response

  • Review methodologies for disaster risk assessment, conducting ICT capacity analysis and discuss potential gaps that need to be addressed.

  • Draft a personal action plan that supports building the ICT emergency preparedness and response capacity.

Course content

  • Tools and Terminology

  • Overview of Disasters and Emergencies

  • Humanitarian Response to Disasters

  • Humanitarian ICT Response

  • Emergency Management Cycle

  • Role of IT in Emergency Management

  • Legal Framework

  • Your National Disaster Management Framework

  • Disaster Risk Assessment and ICT Capacity Gap Analysis

  • Tools for Communication and Information Management

  • ICT Readiness for Business Continuity

Requirements

  • Proficiency in use of English language

  • Meet admission criteria

Methodology

The trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach such as presentations, group work, guided sessions of practical exercise and web based tutorials. 


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Keywords

Themes:
Information Management, Risk Identification & Assessment, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Kenya
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