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Integrated Risk Management - A Virtual Learning Journey 2022

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How managing risks and improving resilience?

Countries and their societies in our world are increasingly networked and connected. They are more and more dependent on a sustainable development of natural resources and climate, well-functioning infrastructure, and collaborative peaceful governments. However, our world is drifting in another direction. The world population is growing, climate change is increasing and the number of wars, disasters and emergency situations all over the world are accelerating. To stop or reverse this trend, it is important to:

  • be aware of the actual global and emerging risks as well as the actual hazards and risks in every country,
  • to anticipate new risks,
  • to connect the disaster risk reduction process with climate action and sustainable development,
  • to find and discuss risk reduction actions and to prioritize them accordingly,
  • to run a dialogue concerning the acceptance level of these risks,
  • to know the dependency of our critical infrastructures,
  • to implement the most important Risk reduction measures,

or in other words to manage risks with an integrated approach.

Risk management processes contain different elements as the identification of hazards, the evaluation of risks, the assessment of the acceptance of these risks, and the improvement of the preparedness with the implementation of prevention measures and emergency provisions.

Learning Objectives

What will the course achieve?

  • The relevant Global and Emerging Risks and Climate Risks are better known
  • The understanding of integrated risk management elements, methods and processes is improved, especially in developing a National Disaster Risk Assessment
  • The course participants know better which are the most relevant Risks and Risk reduction measures in their countries or regions
  • The importance of critical infrastructure protection (including the corresponding methods and actions and the Business Continuity Management) is better known as a key success factor of civil protection.
  • The course participants know better which are the most important Critical Infrastructures in their countries or regions
  • The understanding of the connection between risk management, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), sustainable development, civil protection, and critical infrastructure protection is improved.
  • The knowledge and capabilities of sustainable risk reduction actions is wider spread.
  • The good practices of integrated hazard analysis and national disaster risk assessment are better known.


Applicants are requested to submit a short biography. Only applications completed with a short biography will be considered in the selection process.

You will receive a GCSP certificate accredited by EduQua once you have completed all the course modules to the satisfaction of the course director.


  • Politicians, who are interested in security, risk management and resilience
  • Members of a parliament (e.g. security politicians)
  • Ambassadors and diplomatic staff
  • Members of selected international organizations (e.g. OECD, OSCE, UNDRR, UNHCR, ICRC)
  • Selected international and national (security) authorities
  • Partnership for Peace community
  • EU/ECHO community
  • Members of security authorities
  • Critical infrastructure operators
  • Persons in charge for security and risk management in companies and organizations
  • Research and teaching staff at universities, colleges of higher education, think tanks
  • Individuals, who are interested in security, risk management and resilience

Fee information

500 CHF (includes all course fees) 15% Early-Bird Discount if you apply before 29 July 2022. GCSP Alumni qualify for a 20% discount.

How to Register