According to the United Nations Global Assessment report (2015), there has been an increase in the number of disasters globally. These recurring disasters and increasing risks are undermining sustainable development globally. Unless disaster risks are reduced, sustainable development cannot be achieved. To strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and enhance resilience capacity building is essential at various levels.
In line with this, this new DRR course is offered in a collaboration between International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal and Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC).
- Understand the concept of DRR and the terminology used in relation to risk, vulnerability and hazards
- Recognize the complex relationship between disaster and development and the cycle of disaster risk reduction from prevention and mitigation to response and recovery activities
- Understand the need to conduct risk reduction processes for development programmes and mainstream DRR into development planning, programmes, and budgeting
- Understand the underlying risks and their drivers and develop effective strategies and mechanisms for DRR
- Become familiar with multi-hazard risk assessments, scientific and technical advancements in technology, and the implementation of effective early warning systems
- Understand how knowledge management and information enable and sustain informed decision-making for managing disaster risk and why it is essential for coordinated action
- Introduction to DRR
- Hazards, risks and vulnerabilities
- DRR and Governance
- Mainstreaming DRR
- DRR and Climate Change
- Action Planning
Policy and decision makers from governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations, private organizations, and companies involved in Danida-supported development cooperation activities with at least 3-5 years of professional experience and a good working knowledge of English.
Place and Duration
The course is co-funded by Danida Capacity Development Support Programme. After selection of course participants, the Danida programmes/projects are charged a non-refundable amount of DKK 5,000 per week. Total funding needs are DKK 10,000 per participant. This includes study fees, accommodation, allowances, insurances and international travel.
The full course schedule can be seen here.