47th Regional Training Course on Disaster Management (DMC-47)

Training Course
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
06-24 Nov 2017
Thailand (Bangkok)

This training course aims to provide fundamental knowledge and skills in disaster risk management in order to enhance the capabilities of disaster managers.

The topics covered are multi-hazard, multi-level, multi-agency, and multi-disciplinary. They address both event-related and day-to-day activities to mitigate the impact of natural hazards.

Course Content

Conducted over a period of three weeks, the course is divided into eight modules following the flow of the disaster risk management process:

Module 1: Introduction to Disaster Risk Management 

  • Global disaster risk situation 

  • Basic concepts and terminologies used in disaster risk management 

  • Overview of disaster risk management

Module 2: Disaster Risk Identification and Assessment 

  • Introduction to disaster risk management processes 

  • Introduction to hazards, vulnerability, and capacity 

  • Hazard, vulnerability, capacity and risk assessment

MODULE 3: Disaster Risk Reduction 

  • Disaster risk mitigation framework 

  • Disaster and development 

  • Mainstreaming DRR in development planning process

Module 4: Disaster Preparedness Planning Process 

  • Overview of preparedness planning processes and concepts 

  • Preparedness planning processes in key areas such as: 

  • Setting up a preparedness planning committee 

  • Achieving agreement on preparedness arrangements 

  • Documenting preparedness arrangements 

  • Conducting preparedness training 

  • Testing preparedness arrangements

Module 5: Emergency Response 

  • Emergency response management principles and concepts 

  • Key response implementation considerations 

  • Use of emergency coordination centers 

  • ICT in emergency responses and management

Module 6: Incident Command System 

  • Basic Principles of ICS 

  • Incident / Event Assessment and Management by Objectives 

  • ICS Organization and Staffing 

  • ICS Facilities 

  • Incident Resource Management 

  • Incident & Event Planning Process 

  • ICS Final Simulation

Module 7: Disaster Recovery 

  • Damage and loss estimation in recovery planning 

  • Disaster recovery and reconstruction: concepts, practice, and guidelines

Module 8: Making Disaster Management Work 

  • Cross-cutting considerations 

  • Working with multi-agency teams 

  • Policy, legal and institutional frameworks 

  • Media in disaster management

Module 9: Re-entering the Real World: Making a Difference 

  • Development of personal action plans 

  • Course evaluation

Note: The above contents are shown for general reference only. ADPC’s ongoing course improvement process may lead to some changes in topics and structure.

Target Audience

The course will benefit government officials responsible for disaster management policy and planning; IFRC/ ICRC; international and local NGOs; NGOs involved in the areas of disaster risk reduction, response and recovery; staff from training institutes and other agencies responsible for knowledge dissemination on disaster risk reduction and management as well as training of trainers; persons involved in coordination of disaster management activities (e.g., defense forces and emergency services); UN agencies.

The contents of the course focus on the Asian context with some references to other regions. However, also participants from outside the Asian region are welcome. All representatives from the different regions, organizations, and backgrounds are encouraged to interact, discuss, and make connections to ensure the greatest benefit is gained from attending the course.

The class size is limited to 30 people. ADPC accepts nominations on a first come first-served basis provided the applicant meets the course requirements.

Course Fee

Package A without accommodation: USD 2,775 

Package B with accommodation: USD 4,275

The standard course fee of USD 2,775 covers course tuition, training materials, refreshments two breaks and lunch daily (Monday–Friday) during the training, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch on weekends, all dinners, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

Participants who want to stay at the hotel where the course will be conducted can choose an alternative course fee package B with accommodation. 


Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. The application can be submitted online here before October 6, 2017.


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