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    Date: 07 - 10 Aug 2012
    Country: Australia
    City/State: Melbourne

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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

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.

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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

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