Disaster Risk Reduction in emergencies

Event Organisers: 

RedR - United Kingdom

Venue City: 



03/02/2014 to 07/02/2014

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What does the course cover?

  • 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

By the end of the course participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the components of disaster risk management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the humanitarian context and underlying principles that inform disaster risk reduction
  • Conduct a risk analysis that effectively identifies hazards, capacities and vulnerabilities
  • Identify community vulnerability and capacities to deal with natural hazards
  • Identify the stages of the disaster management cycle and appropriate DRR activities at each stage
  • Understand ways of strengthening the participation of local aid workers and different organisations in overall mechanisms of disaster risk reduction
  • Build collaborative partnerships and effectively coordinate DRR activities with key stakeholders
  • Monitor and evaluate risk reduction impacts of programmes
  • Effectively navigate the resources relating to DRR and resilience that can inform activities
  • Describe the importance of using a participatory approach throughout the disaster management cycle
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