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  • Comprehensive disaster risk management framework online course Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
    Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
    World Bank, the


    Date: 16 Jan - 19 Feb 2012
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Comprehensive disaster risk management framework online course

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT)
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
World Bank, the (WB)

Type: Training Course Date: 16 Jan - 19 Feb 2012 Location: Online event Venue: Online

AASTMT and GFDRR are offering the Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Framework (CDRMF) on-line course for development practitioners, central, state and local government officials, NGO representatives, community leaders and others interested in challenges and issues related to disaster risk reduction and management. The course is offered to participants from the Arab Region.

CDRMF, an introductory course for development practitioners, gives an overview of the major disaster risk management issues.

- It raises awareness of the growing risk of natural disasters and promotes the culture of prevention.
- It addresses basic questions such as “why are disasters a development issue?” and “what are the components of a comprehensive disaster risk management?”
- It reviews the institutional arrangements and financing mechanisms of disaster management systems, and identifies the role of national and local actors in the processes related to risk assessment, mitigation and financing.
- The course consists of three modules and an End of Course Project.
• Module 1: Introduction to Natural Disaster Risk Management
• Module 2: National Disaster Risk Management Systems
• Module 3: The Role of Local Actors
• End of Course Project

Course Expectations Participants are expected to commit 8–10 hours per week in order to gain the most out of this course. In addition participants need to:

- Complete the required reading assignments Participate in all online activities.
- Participation involves posting a minimum of two messages per week that are substantive in nature. The message can be either a new topic or a reply to someone else's message. Participants are encouraged to post more often than twice a week in order to be involved more deeply into topics.
- Participate in videoconferencing and asynchronous chat sessions (if applicable)
- Complete assignments and the end of course project
- Pass the final exam
- Complete course evaluation at the end of the course

Event website: http://www.aast.edu/en/index.php

What is included in the event fee

The course fee includes the cost of the CD-Rom with the training materials, facilitation during the course and certificates to participants who successfully completed the course.



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