Although disasters cannot be completely avoided, they can be foreseen and planned for. Appropriate measures can be taken to reduce the risk of potential disasters and to minimize their impact with well-prepared responses when disasters do occur. Case study work introduces students to past disasters and crises. In addition to analyzing past mistakes, students are given a clear understanding of disaster management and risk reduction strategies. Students learn how to work with operational and planning teams at all levels, from local to international, and to understand the practical levels of preparedness that can be achieved and maintained. Students also gain the ability to critically appraise existing plans and provide reasoned and well-founded recommendations for improvement.
This course is required for the IDHL module of the MIHA.
About the IIHA: The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University offers humanitarian training courses in various locations around the world. With the creation of a Master’s in Humanitarian Action (MIHA), the Institute offers a flexible yet academically rigorous training model for aid practitioners looking to further their knowledge and skills in the humanitarian sector.
For those who wish to receive academic credit, the tuition for each short course is $1,600 USD*. There is an additional student fee of $293 USD charged once per semester. Thus, the total cost for one short course would be $1,893 USD and if a second course is taken within the same semester, the cost of the second course would be $1,600 USD. Upon successful completion of each course, participants are entitled to 2 academic credits through Fordham University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). For those who do not wish to receive formal academic credit, the tuition for each short course has been reduced to $915 USD. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the program but will receive no formal academic recognition. The choice to receive academic credit must be made before the course begins and cannot be upgraded at a later date. The program cost includes the tuition and coffee breaks. It does not include accommodation, meals, or transportation costs.
How to register:
All of the IIHA short courses can be taken for academic credit and counted towards Fordham University’s Masters in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA) or taken individually, independent from the MIHA at a reduced cost.
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