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  • African Centre for Disaster Studies ACDS
    North-West University Hoffman Street
    2520 Potchefstroom, North West Province
    South Africa

    Email: dewald.vanniekerk@nwu.ac.za
    Phone: +27182991634
    Fax: +27 18 2935266
    Website: http://acds.co.za/

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African Centre for Disaster Studies (ACDS)

Academic & Scientific

http://acds.co.za/

Vision “A leading academic and research centre for disaster risk reduction on the African continent.” Mission “To provide internationally relevant academic courses, conduct world-class innovative research, outstanding consultancy services, community–based and locally relevant outreach programmes,...

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Mission

Vision
“A leading academic and research centre for disaster risk reduction on the African continent.”

Mission
“To provide internationally relevant academic courses, conduct world-class innovative research, outstanding consultancy services, community–based and locally relevant outreach programmes, and ground-breaking disaster risk reduction projects for the African continent, in order to encourage and stimulate sustainable development and social transformation.”

Disaster Reduction Goal

Safer communities and securing sustainable livelihoods.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

- Masters Programme (course work) in Development and Management (Disaster Studies)
- PhD Programme in Development and Management (Disaster Studies)
- Various short courses in DRR

Membership in Key Networks

- GOLFRE
- South-North University DRR network

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

- Government consultation
- Member of national DRR platform
- Policy and legislation formulation/adaptation

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

- Community based disaster risk assessment

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

- Masters Programme (course work) in Development and Management (Disaster Studies)
- PhD Programme in Development and Management (Disaster Studies)
- Various short courses in DRR

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

- DRR advocacy

Websites

http://acds.co.za

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  • North-West University Hoffman Street 2520 Potchefstroom, North West Province South Africa

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  • Content partner
  • GP 2013 delegation
  • Conferences:  - 5th AFRP
     - 2017 Global Platform

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