This course helps in strengthening of the capacity of individuals to reduce the impact of disasters through enhancing their knowledge and skills to promote and adopt disaster reduction practices as an integral part of the development process at community, national, sub-regional and regional levels. It provides a range of learning opportunities to disaster managers who wish to include knowledge of disaster management in their on-going professional development.
This course has been developed in cooperation with national and international disaster organizations. Support has been received from a range of emergency/disaster management agencies and organizations;
The course provides participants with a regional, national and international perspective on disaster management. Special emphasis is placed on the specific disaster profile of each region/country and issues relating to vulnerability and risk assessment, prevention, mitigation, preparedness, rehabilitation and reconstruction and relevant legislation.
- Provide comprehensive knowledge to the learners on disaster preparedness, mitigation and rehabilitation.
- Enable the learners to carry out risk assessment and vulnerability analysis.
- Generate community awareness, and strengthen institutional mechanism for community mobilization and participation in disaster management.
- Develop communication skills for disaster preparedness.
- Create greater awareness about effective disaster response in various emergency situations.
- Fundamentals of disaster management
- Disasters and development
- Disaster preparedness and Response
2nd and 3rd Semesters: Two electives plus the last module CEP516 which is mandatory
- Elective 1
Vulnerability and risk assessment
- Elective 2
Displaced persons in civil conflict
Drought and famine
Rehabilitation and reconstruction
Disasters and the environment
- Elective 4
International law of disasters and armed conflict
Emergency information management and telecommunications
Disaster management ethics (Mandatory) This module to run in parallel is mandatory.
- CEP 516: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/Critical Incident Stress (CIS)
- Civil servants, NGO functionaries and volunteers, home guards, police, and civil defence personnel
- Engineers, administrators and other government and public sector undertakings officials.
- Rural development functionaries, primary health centres workers, relief workers, social workers, environmentalists etc.
- All those who may fulfil the basic eligibility requirement
Graduate in any discipline.
Application forms may be e-mailed to the appropriate programme administrator:
Title of programme
Registry Office, International Centre for Emergency preparedness, (INTER-CEPT)
P.O. Box Nairobi -Kenya
$ 1650 (for the entire course).
21 May 2010
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