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  • Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning: Online course National Institute of Disaster Management (India)

    Date: 01 - 28 May 2015

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Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning: Online course

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): National Institute of Disaster Management (India) (NIDM)

Type: Training Course Date: 01 - 28 May 2015 Location: Online event

The Risk Analysis course introduces the concepts, methods and tools to assess hazard, vulnerability, risk and the impact associated with earthquakes and floods. It demonstrates how risk analysis is applied to formulate disaster risk reduction policies. It introduces tools and models used to assess disaster impact, both direct and indirect, and methods to quantify it for earthquakes and floods. As a result, participants of this course will be able to judge and appreciate the information presented in risk maps.

There is a general perception that natural disasters are "technical" problems and need to be dealt by technical experts. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of essential elements and basic tools of risk analysis in a language that is accessible to a “non-technical” community as well.

Course Expectations:

Participants are expected to commit 8–10 hours per week (per module) in order to gain the most out of this course in addition 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.
• Complete assignments and end of course project
• Complete course evaluation at the end of the course


The course consists of presentations, case studies, readings and an end of course exercise. During the course, instructors and facilitators from National Institute of Disaster Management will guide the participants and evaluate the project work.


Joint certificate from NIDM and WBI shall be issued to all successful participants of the course.

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Target Audience

The course is designed for professionals from national and local agencies dealing with disaster risk management, for public officials and local authorities in charge of development planning and policy reform in the realm of disaster risk reduction, and for practitioners working in risk reduction, emergency and recovery planning. A scientific or engineering background can be helpful to better understand the methodological aspects of earthquake and flood risk analysis, however, it is not necessary. Basic mathematical skills and familiarity with spreadsheet are prerequisites of the course.

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