Course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate resilience

Course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate resilience


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Duración : 6 Semanas

Although the number of casualties from natural disasters has gradually decreased in the past four decades, with decrease in the number of reported disasters in the past eight years, damages associated with these disasters have steadily increased (International Disaster Database 1900-2011). When disaster risk is viewed as a function of the hazard, exposure, and vulnerability, this implies increasing exposure and/or vulnerability. Least developed or developing countries are most affected due to their geographical location, vulnerability of economic activities, fragile infrastructure, low level of political and social organization, weak early warning systems, etc.

Management of disaster risks, which makes use of administrative directives, organizational capacities, and operational skills for implementing policies, strategies, and mechanisms, reduce the adverse impacts of natural hazards. It involves the identification, assessment, prioritization, and treatment of risks, which could be preventive, mitigating, or preparatory.

This exclusive course taught by Dr. Bapon Fakhruddin, hydrologist by training, with more than 15 years working experience in water engineering, climate, and disaster risk management, is presented through video tutorials and multimedia content within the Moodle virtual platform, with exercises like tests and practical cases.

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The training shall enable professionals to enhance knowledge and skills in developing/ improving disaster risk management plans and strategies. It specifically helps them: o Develop a disaster risk management plan tailored to their own geographical, socio-economic, and cultural contexts o Identify key implementation issues and requirements o Develop an action plan for integrating disaster risk management principles and strategies into their respective organizations. o Better understand building resilience and building back better approach.

A quién va dirigido

This training is designed for: Practitioners involved in the various aspects of disaster risk management Administrators, managers and planners responsible for preparing disaster preparedness plans National/ local NGO staff working in the fields of development and disaster risk management Human resource officers, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officers and/or emergency managers Officials from provincial and city administrations, especially development and planning authorities To ensure the quality of the training, number of participants is limited to 25. Registrations are, therefore, accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Temario completo de este curso

The training covers classroom-based study and field/study visits through the following modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Disaster Risk Management
o Disasters and development
o Models and current approaches to managing disasters
o Disaster risk management principles
o Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

Module 2: Disaster Risk Management Process
o The disaster risk management process
o Hazard identification and evaluation
o Vulnerability and capacity assessments
o Risk analysis: probabilities and consequences
o Risk management strategies and options analysis
o Iterative risk management

Module 3: Disaster Preparedness
o Disaster preparedness framework
o Planning process and stakeholder participation
o Institutional framework
o Early warning
o Response mechanisms
o Building back better approach
o Education and awareness
o Resource base
o Simulations and drills

Module 4: Advances in Early Warning
o End-to-end early warning framework
o Advances in weather and flood forecasting and climate prediction
o Tsunami early warning
o Hazard forecast-based risk estimation
o Application potential of risk information of different timescales
o Decision-support tools and their application

Module 5: Disaster Mitigation
o Mitigation concepts
o Mitigation strategies
o Menu of mitigation options
o Recovery and reconstruction: Opportunities for mitigation

Module 6: Action Plan Development
o Course integration and reflection
o Action planning at organizational level

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