Do you work in the field of humanitarian aid, international development or in the science community? Do you want to learn how to successfully conceive and implement disaster risk reduction programs, grass-root actions as well as longer-term climate change adaptation? Are you a practitioner or decision-maker from other sectors and want to analyze whether disaster risk may play a major role in your working context and learn how to design risk mitigating measures?
Disaster Risk Management has become a key element of relief, rehabilitation, and climate change adaptation programs, as well as development policies and programs in general. The course offers a unique combination of knowledge transfer, practical exercises, field excursions and learning and sharing among the trainees coming from different parts of the world.
Participants not only know the concept, major elements and state-of-the-art technologies of disaster risk management – with a focus on disaster risk reduction (DRR) –, they also are able to assess the context in which risk management and reduction take place and how to coordinate with different stakeholders. They know how to select vulnerable systems of interest (households, economic sectors, regions) as beneficiaries of risk management programs in a disaster risk based approach, how to identify technical means of interventions in the light of their appropriateness related to different types of climate-related disasters and how to integrate risk reduction into long-term development efforts, while taking climate change aspects into account and therefore contributing to long-term resilience of communities.
- Risk assessment and risk mapping both in theory and practice by using a landscape model including detailed hazard analysis and vulnerability assessment (using scoring systems).
- Means of disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness related to drought, landslide, flood and cyclone in theory and practice including sharing among participants.
- The social, economic, environmental and political context of risk management programs and how to link such programs to climate change adaptation and development.
- Different options of fostering resilience among vulnerable communities, sectors, and regions related to nature-related disasters and climate change and tools to identify essential livelihood resources (participatory climate assessment tools).
- Ecosystem-based DRR.
- Mainstreaming DRR in humanitarian aid and development cooperation.
- Organizational development with a focus on DRR.
The training course takes place at the Centre for Rural Development (SLE), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Course hours are from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday unless otherwise noted. The tuition fee is 1320,- euros per participant. If you enrol before June 1st 2020, the Early Bird tuition fee applies: 1080.- euros.
- 8-days training course
- Catering during coffee breaks
- Certificate of participation
Individual costs for travel, accommodation, visa fees, insurance and personal allowances are not included.