Comprehensive disaster risk management framework

Training Course
Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI); Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
08 Oct - 16 Nov 2012

Course objectives

Participants in this course will learn about contemporary concepts and practices in disaster risk management and the tools and methods they can use to support the paradigm shift from reactive to proactive approaches that can lead to reduction of disaster risk. They will learn how to develop DRR plans and activities and how to work with stakeholders in a cross cutting and multi-disciplinary environment to link DRR to sustainable development and climate change adaptation. They will acquire the common language and understanding among their peers that will improve the efficiency of their work and increase their contribution and collaboration to their institution and community. This introductory course is required in order to be eligible for the NDRMP specialized courses.

Course contents

Module 1. Introduction to Disaster Risk Management

This module reviews global trends, basic concepts and terminologies in disaster risk management. It also outlines the framework that is followed throughout the course and the overall disaster risk management program.

Module 2. National Disaster Management Systems

This module reviews different structures national governments can adopt in order to reduce the economic impacts of disasters, and the mechanisms to finance disaster risk reduction and reconstruction efforts.

Module 3. The Role of Local Actors

The last module of the course looks into the role of local actors and how to create an enabling environment for local initiatives in efficient disaster risk management. This module seeks to raise awareness and appreciation of the policies and processes that lead to greater integration of local actors in risk reduction efforts.

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Target audience

  • Local chief executives; elected officials of cities, municipalities, and provinces; city, municipal and provincial government officers; members of local and regional legislative and development councils

  • Administrators, disaster managers, emergency planners, and staff members of local planning, engineering, and disaster management offices

  • National government officers involved in housing, site planning, infrastructure, utilities, public works, hazards mitigation, disaster management, land management, urban planning and development, land use planning, and other staff members of development, planning, and disaster management agencies

  • Civil Defense-deputized coordinators, community leaders, NGO staff members, and development workers

  • Professionals from the construction and real estate industries such as subdivision planners and developers, site planners, construction managers, builders, private contractors, architects, civil and structural engineers.

How to register

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