The International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) online certificate course in Disaster Management (DM) provides an online learning platform with a blend of academic excellence and practical experiences.
A one-year programme to help you bridge the knowledge-practice gap in disaster management. Specially designed for working professionals. Extensive theoretical models in Development and Disasters, GIS, Disaster Response and Recovery, Humanitarian Laws, Principles and Standards, and Disaster Risk Reduction.
This Certificate Course in Disaster Management is designed to impart domain knowledge, values, capacities and skills to:
Demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response
Understand and appreciate the specific contributions of the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement to the practice and conceptual understanding of disaster management and humanitarian response and their significance in the current context
Recognize issues, debates and challenges arising from the nexus between paradigm of development and disasters
Critically evaluate disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response policy and practice from multiple perspectives
Develop an understanding of standards of humanitarian response and practical relevance in specific types of disasters and conflict situations
Critically understand the strengths and weaknesses of disaster management approaches, planning and programming in different countries, particularly their home country or the countries they work in, and
Respond to disaster risk reduction initiatives and disasters in an effective, humane and sustainable manner.
This one-year programme is meant for a wide variety of learners/practitioners in disaster management globally. IFRC, National Society volunteers, staff at all levels along with others interested in disaster management and humanitarian response should apply.
Candidates from developing countries and those working in the humanitarian field will receive priority. Up to 50 qualified participants will be selected to participate in each course.
Applicants should have at least a Second Class Bachelor’s Degree or it's overseas equivalent. Although each application is judged on its own merits and exceptions to this entry requirement may be made.
Applicants who do not have a Bachelor’s Degree or the overseas equivalent may apply if they demonstrate (via a personal statement) that they can communicate clearly, are highly motivated, and have experience of prior learning.
Candidates from developing countries and those working in the humanitarian field will receive priority. Up to 50 qualified participants will be selected to participate in each cohort.
Ability to work on a computer with a reasonable level of access to the Internet.