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    Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the

    Date: 20 Aug - 28 Sep 2012

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Comprehensive disaster risk management framework (CDRMF) course

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI)
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)

Type: Training Course Date: 20 Aug - 28 Sep 2012 Location: Online event

The Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Framework (CDRMF) course is the introductory course of the EMI-GFDRR NDRM web-based training package in disaster risk management. The course addresses basic questions such as "why are disasters a development issue?" and "what are the fundamental components and processes of disaster risk management?" It also 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.

This entry-level course targets all those who want to acquire the fundamental knowledge of disaster risk management (DRM) including DRM professionals and general development practitioners. Participants will improve their competence, and will acquire the “does” and "don’ts" and how to raise awareness in and support for disaster risk reduction (DRR). The built-in learning tools of the course give an opportunity to participants to monitor their knowledge and learning progress. All teaching and reference materials are in English. Participants must be conversant in English. Space is limited to 55 participants.

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Target Audience

This course is offered to disaster risk management professionals, development practitioners, government officials, policymakers, consultants, researchers and specialists of training and academic institutions, NGO representatives, humanitarian and community leaders, who are interested in acquiring the fundamental knowledge of DRM and linkages to sustainable development challenges.

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