Training Course on Early Warning Systems

Type:
Training Course
Host:
Datastat Research Center
Date:
30 Oct - 03 Nov 2017
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Venue:
Datastat Research Center

Introduction

The training is aimed at helping participants and their respective organizations to design and implement Early Warning Systems. The course will help participants develop an early warning systems and risk management plans tailored to the needs of their respective organizations

Participants will be introduced to various aspects of early warning and disaster management. This training is designed to increase the audience's awareness of the process of Early Warning System, leading to better performance in disaster preparedness and response. The major objective of this training is to increase awareness about early warning mechanisms for different hazards, their potential benefits, challenges in taking decisions during such early warning, and capacity building in interpreting and taking suggested protective measures. The content in general follows the ISDR Early Warning System principles, procedures, and terminology.

Duration

5 days

Who should attend?

The training is intended for management teams working in government agencies, NGOs, and Community Members working in governments, funding agencies, and research and non-government organizations for Emergency response and other Development programmes.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand operational mechanisms and procedures for the prediction, forecasting, monitoring and response to warning

  • Develop tools for early warning audits, identify current gaps in existing early warning systems

  • Undertake risk assessment and design of multi-hazard end-to-end early warning systems for disaster risk reduction

  • Develop strategies to institutionalize early warning systems into the process cycle of disaster risk reduction and development planning, emergency response, and preparedness activities

  • Design and implement community based early warning systems that are people centered

  • Evaluate and introduce public education and training programme for the community based early warning systems

  • Apply emerging new generation climate prediction technologies for anticipating and managing disaster risks associated with climate change & variability

Topics to be covered

  • Introduction to End-to-End Early Warning System

  • Hazard Detection, Monitoring, Forecasting & Information for Warning (HDMFW)

  • Application of Risk Assessment & Risk Communication for Early Warning

  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Early Warning Systems

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of EWS

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:
Early Warning
Countries:
Kenya
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