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IFRC-TISS Certificate Programme in Disaster Management


A one-year programme specially designed for working professionals and field practitioners to bridge the knowledge-practice gap in disaster management. Extensive theoretical modules in linking Disasters to Development, GIS, Humanitarian Laws, Principles and Standards, Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Response and Recovery. Highly engaged programme team to help guide the student through the lessons and assignments, and faculty supervisors to guide through the student's research paper.

Target audience

The programme is meant for a wide variety of learners/practitioners in disaster management globally. IFRC, National Society volunteers, staff at all levels along with others interested in disaster management and humanitarian response should apply.

Candidates from developing countries and those working in the humanitarian field will receive priority. Up to 50 qualified participants will be selected to participate in each course.

Admission Requirement

Applicants should have at least a Second Class Bachelor’s Degree or it's overseas equivalent. Although each application is judged on its own merits and exceptions to this entry requirement may be made.

Applicants who do not have a Bachelor’s Degree or the overseas equivalent may apply if they demonstrate (via a personal statement) that they can communicate clearly, are highly motivated, and have experience of prior learning.

Ability to work on a computer with a reasonable level of access to the Internet is an additional requirement.



Geographical coverage


Tuition & cost

USD 1980 (payable in 3 installments); IFRC and National Societies’ Participants: USD 990; TISS Alumni: USD 990.

A limited number of partial bursaries are offered on merit and means basis.

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Last updated

27 Apr 2020

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  • Type University programme
  • Level Certificate/Diploma
  • Location(s) India (Mumbai)
  • Language English

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