Disaster risk reduction courses

Training Course
MDF Training and Consultancy (MDF)
22-24 Apr 2013
Afghanistan (Kabul)
13-15 May 2013
Nepal (Kathmandu)
24-26 Jul 2013
Sri Lanka (Colombo)

The concepts of disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction (DRR) are becoming increasingly main-stream on the development agenda. Thus familiarity with these concepts is a necessity for development professionals at all levels. Disaster Risk Reduction is a systematic approach to identify, assess and mitigate the risks of a disaster. It aims to reduce socio-economic vulnerabilities to disaster as well as dealing with the environmental and other hazards that trigger them. DRR is the responsibility of both development and relief agencies and should not be a one-off activity but instead an integral part of the way these organisations do their work. There is potential for DRR initiatives in just about every sector of development and humanitarian work. This programme addresses the challenge of how to assess hazards, vulnerability and resilience; which models and tools are helpful; how to maximize community engagement and how to transform information gathered into a professional plan aligned with efforts of others and with government policies? Objectives

  • Explain the difference between hazard and disasters

  • Identify common hazards and their frequency and main impacts on people’s lives

  • Explain their understanding of vulnerability and capacity

  • Explain the relationship of hazard, vulnerability, capacity and disaster risk

  • Explain what CBDRM is, its aim, main features and approach how disaster risk can be reduced

  • Demonstrate the use of PRA tools in collecting and analysing information for HVCA DRR

  • Plan development & implementation

  • Identify the coordination mechanisms at different levels

Course highlights

  • Definitions and basic concepts

  • Disaster risk assessment

  • Community based disaster risk reduction/management

  • Steps of community based disaster risk management (CBDRM)

  • Participatory tools used for data and information collection on hazards, vulnerabilities, capacity analysis (HVCA)

  • Analysis of data and information

  • Formulating a DRR plan

  • DRR monitoring and evaluation

  • Stakeholder analysis and coordination with relevant organization for DRR

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Event fee

Kabul, Afghanistan- € 650, Kathmandu, Nepal- € 350, Colombo, Sri Lanka- € 450

Target audience

Staff of development organisations involved in the designing, implementing and coordination of project and programmes. This includes (future) project managers/coordinators, portfolio managers, desk officers and programme officers from development related organizations including donors, government departments, civil society groups, (I)NGO’s and charities.

How to register

For Kabul, Afghanistan- please register online

For Kathmandu, Nepal- please register online

For Colombo, Sri lanka- please register online


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