Workshop: Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergencies
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.
The course covers:
- 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