Please be aware that this is a past event.

Although floods, earthquakes, droughts, and other natural hazards cannot be prevented, their impact on communities can be limited through disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices. On this 3-day course, you will learn the concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematically analysing and managing the causal factors of disasters. The course examines reducing exposure to hazards, lessening vulnerability of people and property, wisely managing land and the environment, and improving preparedness for adverse events.

What does the course cover?

  • Terms and concepts
  • Sendai Framework
  • Community Based Disaster Risk Management
  • Hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessments
  • Participatory tools and techniques
  • Participatory risk assessments
  • Planning DRR strategies

By the end of the course you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the humanitarian context and underlying principles that inform disaster risk reduction.
  • Conduct a risk analysis that effectively identifies hazards, capacities and vulnerabilities.
  • Identify the stages of the disaster management cycle and appropriate DRR activities at each stage.
  • Describe the importance of using a participatory approach throughout the disaster management cycle.

How much does the course cost?

Standard organisation  – £726.00

Who should attend

The course is designed to benefit field practitioner staff of INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and government department staff responsible for disaster risk reduction. Some knowledge and experience in humanitarianism and disaster risk reduction is presumed.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact