Africa Institute for Project Management Studies is pleased to announce Disaster risk reduction in Emergencies

Course Overview

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.

What does the course cover?

  1. Basic disaster management terms and concepts
  2. Hyogo Framework
  3. Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Framework for DRR
  4. Introduction to hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment (HVCA)
  5. Introduction to community participatory tools and techniques
  6. Organizing and conducting a participatory risk assessment
  7. Planning DRR strategies appropriate to the context
  8. Monitoring and evaluating the impact of DRR strategies
  9. How to incorporate DRR into various humanitarian sectors

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the components of disaster risk management
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the humanitarian context and underlying principles that inform disaster risk reduction
  3. Conduct a risk analysis that effectively identifies hazards, capacities and vulnerabilities
  4. Identify community vulnerability and capacities to deal with natural hazards
  5. Identify the stages of the disaster management cycle and appropriate DRR activities at each stage
  6. Understand ways of strengthening the participation of local aid workers and different organizations in overall mechanisms of disaster risk reduction
  7. Build collaborative partnerships and effectively coordinate DRR activities with key stakeholders
  8. Monitor and evaluate risk reduction impacts of programmes
  9. Effectively navigate the resources relating to DRR and resilience that can inform activities
  10. Describe the importance of using a participatory approach throughout the disaster management cycle

Course Organizers:

Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (www.africadevelopmentresources.org) is an organization that was founded in 1999 as  a capacity building expert  and a  development  think tank that proposes solutions for development problems facing third world countries with a big project  portfolio in Africa. The organization provides expertise in providing training and consultancies to development partners and governments in the following areas:

  1. Project Report Preparation,
  2. Economic Feasibility Studies,
  3. Grants Management
  4. Institutional Capacity Assessments
  5. Media Management
  6.  Micro Enterprise Development,
  7. In house development  training,
  8.  Project Management Consulting,
  9.  Environment Impact Assessment,
  10.   Environmental Management Consulting,
  11.  Market & Social Research Services,
  12.  Document Digitization,
  13.  Data Collection and Analysis,
  14.  Data Verification,
  15.  Language Translation Services,
  16. Editing Services
  17.  Manual and Content Development,
  18. Thesis Writing,
  19.  International Volunteer Placement,
  20.  Fundraising Services,
  21. Entrepreneurship Development
  22. Strategic Planning,
  23.  Job Evaluations,
  24. Organizational Capacity Assessments
  25. Documentary Productions
  26.  Security Advisory and Management
  27. Public Policy Analysis
  28. Designing Communication Strategies

Training Format:
•        All materials are made available through Online or Distance LearningApproaches
•        Approximately 5-6 hours time commitment of your time per week
•        At your own time schedule, no live participation needed
•        Weekly feedback from committed instructors
•        Participants are expected to submit weekly assignments electronically toearn certificate of completion

Computing Requirements:

Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs,PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or sendassignments by email.   If you do not have internet speed sufficient todownload materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the rightalternative for you. Materials Provided: Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected totest their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content,students will be required to submit three assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@africadevelopmentresources.org

Prior to the course start date, selected participants will receive, viaemail, an official invitation letter along with instructions on how to payfor the course.  Course log on instructions will be emailed to you on theday the course is scheduled to begin or as soon as payment is received
Training Package Value for the Money Training will be moderated byprofessional with hands on skills and great wealth in the course moderation

Kindly confirm your participation with:

The Training Coordinator
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies