Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management
Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management
Disaster Risk Management has become a key element of relief, rehabilitation, and climate change adaptation programs, as well as development policies and programs in general. The course provides theoretical and practical knowledge, tools and methodologies on risk management related to major types of nature-induced disasters. It enables participants like staff of humanitarian aid and development institutions and related organizations including the science community to successfully conceive and implement disaster risk reduction programs, grass-root actions as well as longer-term climate change adaptation. It also enables practitioners and decision-makers from other sectors to analyze whether disaster risk may play a major role in their working context and to design risk mitigating measures. The course offers a unique combination of knowledge transfer, practical exercises, field excursions and learning and sharing among the trainees coming from different parts of the world.
Participants not only know the concept, major elements and state-of-the-art technologies of disaster risk management – with a focus on disaster risk reduction (DRR) –, they also are able to assess the context in which risk management and reduction take place and how to coordinate with different stakeholders. They know how to select vulnerable systems of interest (households, economic sectors, regions) as beneficiaries of risk management programs in a truly participatory approach, how to identify technical means of interventions in the light of their appropriateness related to different types of climate-related disasters and how to integrate risk reduction into long-term climate change adaptation and development efforts.
- Risk assessment and risk mapping both in theory and practice by using a landscape model including detailed hazard analysis and vulnerability assessment (using scoring systems).
- Means of disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness related to drought, landslide, flood and cyclone in theory and practice including sharing among participants.
- The social, economic, environmental and political context of risk management programs and how to link such programs to climate change adaptation and development.
- Different options of fostering resilience among vulnerable communities, sectors, and regions related to nature-related disasters and climate change and tools to identify essential livelihood resources (participatory climate assessment tools).
- Ecosystem-based DRR.
- Mainstreaming DRR in humanitarian aid and development cooperation.
- Organizational development with a focus on DRR.
We welcome professionals working in international cooperation, in public administrative bodies and institutions, in the academic field, in NGOs or in the private sector as well as graduates and students with relevant professional experience.
Our short intensive courses promote learning through experience: 'Learning by doing' is the most important aspect of the SLE's training and teaching philosophy. Case studies, teamwork and other interactive methods create a learning environment in which participants can bring their own experience and link it to new topics and applications, addressing global and local development challenges. Course participants have different cultural backgrounds and professions which add to an intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange of experiences within an enabling learning environment. After having participated actively in the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance issued by SLE and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Further information and online enrolment: https://www.sle-berlin.de/index.php/en/training/sle-training-2019/apply-now
We are looking forward to receiving your application!