Training Course on Disaster Management, Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya
The Indian Ocean Tsunami and the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; recent earthquakes in Kashmir, China and New Zealand; cyclone Nargis; typhoon Haiyan; the floods in Pakistan and Thailand; and the Afghanistan blizzards highlight the level of devastation that disasters can bring to the region. This training course aims to provide necessary and useful fundamental knowledge and skills in disaster risk management in order to enhance the capabilities of disaster managers who wish to reduce the impact of disastrous events in communities.
The topics covered cut across multi-hazard, multilevel, multi-agency, and multi-disciplinary facets, and address both event-related activities as well as those activities that need to be undertaken on a daily basis in order to mitigate the impact of natural hazards.
Who Should Attend?
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., defence forces and emergency services); UN agencies.
Upon completion of the course, participants will have a sound grasp of disaster risk management processes and will be able to:
i. Discuss the basic concepts, terminology and models of disaster risk management.
ii. Identify and assess disaster risks using a risk management approach
iii. Plan and develop effective strategies and systems for disaster risk reduction
iv. Develop effective processes for preparedness planning in order to improve disaster response and recovery programs
v. Effectively and efficiently set up and utilize an emergency coordination center to manage disaster events.
vi. Set up an incident command system to a given scenario
vii. Discuss disaster recovery frameworks and policies appropriate to the country
viii. Address and assess key implementation issues and requirements in disaster management
a. Introduction to Disaster Risk Management
b. Disaster Risk Identification and Assessment
c. Disaster Risk Reduction
d. Disaster Preparedness Planning Process
e. Social Services in Disaster Situations
f. Emergency Response
g. Incident Command System
h. Disaster Recovery
i. Making Disaster Management Work
j. Logistics in Disasters
k. Project Management for Disaster Situations
l. Disaster Information and Communication
m. Counseling and Coping in Disaster Situations
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
i. The participant must be conversant with English.
ii. Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate
iii. Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
iv. The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate upon successful completion of Training.
v. One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.
vi. Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, as indicated in the invoice so as to enable us prepare better for you.