Disaster risk reduction in emergencies

Training Course
RedR - United Kingdom
19-23 Aug 2013
United Kingdom (London)

Set amidst the context of global climate change and population growth, the number of natural and human-made emergencies every year has increased drastically in the past decade. Although floods, earthquakes, droughts, and other natural hazards cannot be prevented, their impact on communities can be limited through disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices. You will learn the concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematically analyzing and managing the causal factors of disasters. For example, the course examines reducing exposure to hazards, lessening vulnerability of people and property, wisely managing land and the environment, or improving preparedness for adverse events. Blending theory with practice, this workshop takes you through good practices in the stages of the disaster risk management cycle and the commonly used terminology, frameworks, tools and approaches to effective DRR. The curriculum also covers a selection of global DRR documents and frameworks, including the United Nations-endorsed Hyogo Framework for Action and the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system. Course topics include:

  • Basic disaster management terms and concepts

  • Hyogo Framework

  • Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Framework for DRR

  • Introduction to hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment (HVCA)

  • Introduction to community participatory tools and techniques

  • Organising and conducting a participatory risk assessment

  • Planning DRR strategies appropriate to the context

  • Monitoring and evaluating the impact of DRR strategies

  • How to incorporate DRR into various humanitarian sectors

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Event fee

Early registration: Band A - £551, Band B - £716, Band C - £931, Band D - £1210; Standard registration: Band A - £612, Band B - £796, Band C - £1034, Band D - £1344

What is included in the event fee

The fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch and refreshments.

Target audience

The course is designed to benefit field practitioner staff of INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and goverment department staff responsible for disaster risk reduction.

How to register

Please register online.


Capacity Development, Community-based DRR, Environment & Ecosystems, Risk Identification & Assessment, Governance
United Kingdom
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