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TorqAid disaster risk management workshop

  • Type: Training Course
  • Date: 07-10 Aug 2012
  • Location: Australia (Melbourne)
  • Venue: The Hub, Level 1, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000; time: 9:00-17:30; registration on day 1 at 8:30
  • Language: English
Main organizer


The purpose of the disaster risk management (DRM) workshop is both to develop practical skills for humanitarian practitioners who are involved in initiatives across the disaster risk management cycle spectrum; as well as to provide knowledge of broader DRM issues and best practice scenarios. This is a practically-based intensive workshop which combines both classroom teaching and, for those seeking advanced standing, follow-up assignments. The program includes case studies from recent Australian and overseas disasters over the past decade. The workshop includes a half-day field visit on Day 3.

The DRM workshop is particularly strong in covering the following topics: (i) an overview of key DRM issues; (ii) key diagrams including the DRM cycle, and the effective disaster risk reduction diagram; (iii) case studies including major global and Australian disasters over the past decade; (iv) risk management, including the latest ISO 31000 risk management process; (v) disaster risk reduction, both at the government level, as well as complementary community based disaster risk management initiatives; (vi) professionalization of the humanitarian sector, and the development of humanitarian competencies; (vii) psycho-social support and community health and well-being; (viii) DRM-related project management; (ix) DRM standards and codes of conduct; and (x) security management.

Additional information


Event fee

AUS $ 1,400 (excl. GST) for four day workshop only; AUS $ 1,600 (excl. GST) for workshop plus follow-up assignment.

What is included in the event fee

This is a three or four day workshop which can be customised and facilitated for clientele throughout Australia or the Asian-Pacific region. The classroom teaching material covers three days, whilst the optional field visit (usually held on day 3), includes a fourth day’s work.

Workshop itinerary:
Module 1: Key DRM issues #1
Module 2: Key DRM issues # 2
Module 3: Historical development of humanitarianism
Module 4: Learning from recent global disasters
Module 5: The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami
Module 6: Psycho-social support and community health and well-being recovery
Module 7: Recall from day 1. Effective disaster risk reduction
Module 8: Risk management
Module 9: DRR planning
Module 10: Group work
Module 11: Training, capacity building, & humanitarian professionalization
Module 12: Introduction to field visit (as applicable)
Modules 13-18: Field visit (if planned)
Module 19: Recall from previous days. DRM project management issues
Module 20: Humanitarian laws, standards & codes of conduct
Module 21: Security management
Modules 22/23: Final group work
Module 24: Course closure

Target audience

This workshop is designed both for DRM and Emergency Management practitioners who are likely to be working in either Australia or the Asian-Pacific Region. The attached brochure provides a link to a list of over 125 organisations/agencies, whose staff have previously participated in this training workshop.

These organisations (and separate individuals) include:
• NGO or Community based organisations
• UN or international agencies
• Government departments or government-funded bodies
• Private companies
• Individuals: eg tertiary-level students
• Consultants; returned volunteers

How to register

For details regarding this accredited DRM (or the related Participatory Project Management - PPM) workshop, please contact Mr Chris Piper, TorqAid Director
Ph. + 61 (0)41 2497317
Email. pipercm@iprimus.com.au



  • Themes:Capacity Development, Community-based DRR, Disaster Risk Management, Governance, Health & Health Facilities, Recovery, Risk Identification & Assessment
  • Hazards:Tsunami
  • Countries/Regions:Australia

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/27288

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