The course comprises of 5 modules which cover the major aspects of disaster management namely; disaster risk reduction frameworks including conceptual, policy and legal frameworks at international and national levels; disaster risk analysis; DRR strategies for mainstreaming into development programming; and participatory rural appraisal tools for disaster risk assessment and planning.
Module 1: Introduction and definition of key terms
Module 2: DRR frameworks;
· Pressure and Release Model,
· International Strategy for Disaster Reduction DRR Framework,
· Sustainable Development Goals,
· Hyogo Framework of Action,
· Sendai Framework, and
· Resilience Framework.
Module 3: Disaster Risk Analysis;
· Hazard assessment,
· Vulnerability assessment,
· Capacity/ manageability assessment,
· Risk analysis and mapping.
Module 4: DRR Strategies;
· Early warning systems,
· Climate change adaptation,
· Protection of critical facilities and the role of engineering and building codes in construction,
· Networking and partnerships
Module 5: Participatory Rural Appraisal Tools for Disaster Risk Analysis and Planning
· Population and resource mapping
· Hazard force field/ Problem tree analysis
· Hazard mapping and ranking
· Hazard venn diagram
· Historical story telling of hazards and indigenous knowledge
· Gender analysis
· Stakeholder analysis
· Community vulnerability and capacity assessment matrices
The course duration is flexible depending on the preference of the participant and it ranges from one week to 6 weeks.
Lectures will be done online and modules will be sent via email. Assessment exercises will be sent after every module and should be taken before moving to the next module.