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Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Mitigation, And Response Training
22 April - 2 August1600$
Developing countries’ disaster profiles are dominated by droughts, fires, floods, technological accidents, diseases and epidemics that disrupt people’s livelihoods, destroy the infrastructure, divert planned use of resources, interrupt economic activities and retard development. In addition to this, a fast-tracked pace of development in the developing world has brought with it the perils of precarious living, pressures on non-renewable resources, densely populated spaces that are unplanned, unsafe and risky and environmental degradation among others. As a consequence, the frequency of disasters such as earthquakes, floods, cyclones, landslides, droughts, and fire outbreaks has gone up.
Something needs to be done.
This training targets third world government departments and agencies at various administrative levels to enable them to prepare disaster management plans, generate risk maps using qualitative and quantitative methods, adequately prepare for and prevent or mitigate hazard impacts, develop and implement policies and effective corporate governance related to the disaster. It also provides guidance on effective communication, coordination, collaboration and cooperation in performing roles and responsibilities in times of disaster in order to build community resilience and ensure that impacts are minimized by an efficient and effective disaster response.
The individual cost for the training workshop is USD 1600 for individual participants and USD 1400 for groups above 10 participants exclusive of 16% VAT. This covers the training fee, resource materials, and conference package. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, such as airport transfers (and visa application, where necessary), food and accommodation, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
The target groups are development practitioners both non-governmental and government staff responsible for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. It is also appropriate for anyone with general responsibilities for disaster management and programme implementation. Non-technical personnel working in the humanitarian sector for development organizations interested in acquiring a better understanding of disaster preparedness and the strategies and measures that may be implemented as part of a preparedness plan can also benefit from attending this training.
This course is delivered through interactive lectures, case studies, and simulation and aims to provide competency and skills to technical staff to take measures towards addressing the threats of disasters, respond timely to the same, recover and reconstruct their communities.
At the end of this training you will be able to:
- Define basic terms in disaster risk reduction and management; and
- Distinguish between different types of hazard;
- Identify the data types for hazard mapping;
- Apply participatory mapping and GIS approaches to hazard mapping;
- Understand vulnerabilities and vulnerability assessment;
- Identify risk, understand risk and carry out risk assessment
- Distinguish between disaster risk management (DRM) and disaster risk reduction (DRR);
- Explain the difference between disaster prevention, disaster preparedness, and disaster mitigation;
- Describe and explain disaster response;
- Explain disaster relief and principles of disaster relief;
- Describe the project management cycle in relation to disaster relief; and identify institutions responsible for disaster response and relief
- Define stakeholder participation within the context of DRR efforts and stakeholder analysis concepts
- Explain the concept of risk communication in disaster management;
- Communicate to the specific needs of the public by utilizing different forms of media/tools, one of the principles of crises communication;
- Define crisis, counseling and crisis counseling, goals and characteristics
- Discuss the need for mainstreaming DRR into the development process;
- Explain the process of mainstreaming DRR into the development planning
- Explain the link between legislation, regulation, and DRR;
- Explain the principles of good governance in DRR management;
- Explain the link between building codes regulation and urban planning policy in disaster risk management; and
- Enumerate different types of DRR financing schemes
Detailed Course Description
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This course has beginners and advanced modules and SDS will advise individuals appropriately after reviewing their applications on the entry level.
The training will take an adult learning approach that will be achieved in an environment of experiential learning, participation, and inquiry. The methodology for the training is based on:
- Presentations and discussions
- Supplementary handouts
- Audio-video presentations
- Simulations/ role plays
- Case Studies
All graduates of SDSL are provided with dedicated coaches to accompany them after graduating including receiving recent and relevant journals, research and benchmarking practices on topical issues in respective disciplines
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