Making science work for development

Professional Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction

19-23 June
London

This course will provide those involved in disaster risk reduction with a clear understanding of the challenging dynamics of designing policies, mobilising resources and leveraging technology to reduce the risks and effects of disasters.

Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of key issues in disaster risk reduction and strategic planning, such as monitoring risks, effective resourcing and coordinating fair and even delivery. By applying strategic planning tools throughout the training, participants leave equipped to design and implement comprehensive plans that consider the long-term trends and sustainability of disaster risk reducation planning, and which are supported by engaging technology and the media.

A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind strategic relief planning will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  • Proactive vs. reactive policies for risk reduction
  • Resource allocation and mobilisation
  • Identify the causes and impacts of various hazards locally, regionally, globally
  • Monitoring risks
  • Conduct disaster risk monitoring using appropriate methods and tools
  • Technology and emergency planning

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creating learning and networking amongst peers.