Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) skills are fundamental to the process of increasing awareness on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction to key stakeholders with knowledge on disaster management to empower the actors to support their organizations in developing disaster resilient programs and projects.
The training equips learners with knowledge on fundamental concepts and tools for DRR. People-centered early warning systems empower communities to prepare for and confront the power of natural hazards and measurement of the systems in terms of lives saved and reduction in losses, which is directly related to the execution of an anticipated response by the people and institutions once a warning is issued.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course is meant for mid-career professionals, dealing with climate change adaptation and mitigation options in developing countries, working for a research organization, NGO, government or civil society. Participants need to have a relevant tertiary education with at least one year of experience in a course-related discipline like agriculture, disaster risk management, food security, water management, biodiversity, forestry, or other natural resources management.
- Understand disaster risk reduction concepts and DRR conceptual frameworks and institutional mechanisms
- Identify and understand the causes and impacts of various hazards locally
- Identify disaster risk reduction strategies and opportunities in programming
- Monitor programme inputs, processes and results required for management of DRR.
- Understand concepts, methods, and tools for monitoring of DRR in Humanitarian response, emergency response and development programs
- Conduct disaster Risk monitoring using appropriate methods and tools.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
· Understanding disaster risk reduction.
· Insights into global and regional perspectives of hazards and disaster risk reduction
· The process of Identifying, assessing and monitoring disaster risks and enhancing early warning
· Disaster Preparedness, Early Warning and mitigation
· Community participation
· Code of conduct in disaster response
· Use GIS and GPS to gather data, collaborate and share information on DRR
Proficiency in use of English language
Meet admission criteria
The trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach such as presentations, group work, guided sessions of practical exercise and web based tutorials.