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    Date: 06 - 12 May 2012
    Country: Spain
    City/State: Barcelona

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Disaster management training course

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation, the (CIHC)

Type: Training Course Date: 06 - 12 May 2012 Location: Spain (Barcelona)

The climate change is now a reality that can no longer be ignored. The challenges caused by the climate change are becoming evident each day and need to be addressed with trained and capable experts all over the world in order to minimize the damages and consequences. Past natural disasters have made clear the need for improvement in this sector and how much must be done in order to achieve universal standards of preparedness, prevention, and management of disasters. This is evident especially in Central America, where the destruction due to weather, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods and tides are daily phenomena.

The CIHC offers one-week intensive training programs for senior level personnel of organizations that respond to resulting complex emergencies. Using as its model the CIHC’s highly successful International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) program, these training programs would be held throughout the world.

The DMTC community now numbers over 55 graduates from over 8 nations, the great majority of whom are aid workers with field experience. DMTC graduates and faculty represent most UN agencies, as well as all major non-governmental humanitarian organizations, and military, diplomatic, academic, political, and religious groups from around the world.


• Introduction to Disaster Management and Current Crises in Nicaragua
• Objectives of Sound Disaster Management
• Risk Assessment including a short exercise
• Climate Change
• Situation Analysis, outline planning and Integration of plans
• Media and Disasters
• Community-Based Risk Reduction
• International Assistance in the Field Case Study: Pakistan
• Drought
• Case Study: Hurricane Katrina

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Target Audience

This is a multi-disciplinary training program for students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. All participants are required to have a university degree and to be at least 25 years old. Preference will be given to students with humanitarian field experience, emergency or development.

Senior managers of aid agencies, private organizations, and senior military (e.g., rank of Colonel) are ideal candidates for the DMTC course.

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