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.
Introduction to disaster management
Social services in disaster situations
Drought, famine and food security
Logistics in disasters
Theoretical approaches in disaster management
Disaster preparedness and prevention
Project management for disaster situations
Gender issues in disaster management
Disaster information and communication
Health, water and sanitation in emergencies
Counselling and coping in disaster situations
Disaster management for special groups
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.