PGD in Disaster Preparedness and Management

Disasters, either natural or human-made, characterize human existence. Disasters vary from one geographical location to the other. When communities are affected by disaster there is need to take the appropriate steps preparedness, especially for impending disasters, as well as to systematically react to disaster, and mitigate as necessary.

The course provides a comprehensive knowledge to the learners on disaster preparedness, mitigation, and rehabilitation. It will enable the learners to equip themselves with disaster response techniques, risk assessment and vulnerability analysis, communication skills, and skills pertaining to the emergency medical requirement. It includes new skills and sharpens existing skills of government officials, voluntary activists, development professionals and elected representatives for effective disaster management.


  1. Introduction to disaster management
  2. Environmental disasters
  3. Social services in disaster situations
  4. Drought, famine and food security
  5. Logistics in disasters
  6. Food aid
  7. Theoretical approaches in disaster management
  8. Disaster preparedness and prevention
  9. Project management for disaster situations
  10. Gender issues in disaster management
  11. Disaster information and communication
  12. Disaster assessment
  13. Health, water and sanitation in emergencies
  14. Counselling and coping in disaster situations
  15. Disaster management for special groups

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Course Fee: USD 1000

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated




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