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    Date: 03 - 07 Feb 2014
    Country: United Kingdom
    City/State: London

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Disaster risk reduction in emergencies

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): RedR - United Kingdom

Type: Training Course Date: 03 - 07 Feb 2014 Location: United Kingdom (London)

Set amidst the context of global climate change and population growth, the number of natural and human-made emergencies every year has increased drastically in the past decade. Although floods, earthquakes, droughts, and other natural hazards cannot be prevented, their impact on communities can be limited through disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices.

You will learn the concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematically analyzing and managing the causal factors of disasters. For example, the course examines reducing exposure to hazards, lessening vulnerability of people and property, wisely managing land and the environment, or improving preparedness for adverse events.

Blending theory with practice, this workshop takes you through good practices in the stages of the disaster risk management cycle and the commonly used terminology, frameworks, tools and approaches to effective DRR.

The curriculum also covers a selection of global DRR documents and frameworks, including the United Nations-endorsed Hyogo Framework for Action and the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system.

What does the course cover?

  • Basic disaster management terms and concepts
  • Hyogo Framework
  • Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Framework for DRR
  • Introduction to hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment (HVCA)
  • Introduction to community participatory tools and techniques
  • Organising and conducting a participatory risk assessment
  • Planning DRR strategies appropriate to the context
  • Monitoring and evaluating the impact of DRR strategies
  • How to incorporate DRR into various humanitarian sectors

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of disaster risk management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the humanitarian context and underlying principles that inform disaster risk reduction
  • Conduct a risk analysis that effectively identifies hazards, capacities and vulnerabilities
  • Identify community vulnerability and capacities to deal with natural hazards
  • Identify the stages of the disaster management cycle and appropriate DRR activities at each stage
  • Understand ways of strengthening the participation of local aid workers and different organisations in overall mechanisms of disaster risk reduction
  • Build collaborative partnerships and effectively coordinate DRR activities with key stakeholders
  • Monitor and evaluate risk reduction impacts of programmes
  • Effectively navigate the resources relating to DRR and resilience that can inform activities
  • Describe the importance of using a participatory approach throughout the disaster management cycle

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Target Audience

The course is designed to benefit field practitioner staff of INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and goverment department staff responsible for disaster risk reduction.

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