Disaster Risk Reduction

Project Management, International Development

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Although floods, earthquakes, droughts, and other natural hazards cannot be prevented, their impact on communities can be limited through disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices. On this 3-day course, you will learn the concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematically analysing and managing the causal factors of disasters. The course examines reducing exposure to hazards, lessening vulnerability of people and property, wisely managing land and the environment, and improving preparedness for adverse events.

What does the course cover? 

  • Terms and concepts 

  • Sendai Framework 

  • Community Based Disaster Risk Management 

  • Hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessments

  • Participatory tools and techniques 

  • Participatory risk assessments 

  • Planning DRR strategies 

By the end of the course you will: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the humanitarian context and underlying principles that inform disaster risk reduction; 

  • Conduct a risk analysis that effectively identifies hazards, capacities and vulnerabilities; 

  • Identify the stages of the disaster management cycle and appropriate DRR activities at each stage; 

  • Describe the importance of using a participatory approach throughout the disaster management cycle. 

RedR UK is an HPass accredited organisation. Our courses adhere to HPass quality standards of best practice in humanitarian learning and assessment.

To find out more, please click the link onto the HPass website: https://hpass.org/

How much does the course cost?

Standard Individual - £433.00

Standard Organisation  - £726.00


Receive 10% off the course fee when booking at least 1 month before the start of the course.*

*applies to both individual and organisational tickets

Group Bookings:

For organisations looking to book 3 or more participants onto the same course, RedR can offer flexible fee options. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Who should attend?

The course is designed to benefit field practitioner staff of INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and government department staff responsible for disaster risk reduction. Some knowledge and experience in humanitarianism and disaster risk reduction is presumed. 

Check out our FAQs: https://www.redr.org.uk/Training-Learning/Events/Frequently-Asked-Questions and our T&Cs: https://www.redr.org.uk/Training-Learning/Events/Terms-and-Conditions-Europe-and-Global-Region

RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. We offer course scholarships for eligible participants who meet specific criteria. For more information on RedR Scholarships and how to apply, please click https://www.redr.org.uk/Training-Learning/Events/Scholarship-Places 

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact [email protected]

In case of any complaints, please email [email protected] 

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email [email protected] or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.



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