Training on Disaster Risk Reduction

Project Management, Training

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About the course

Disaster risk is considered as the combination of the severity and frequency of a hazard, the numbers of people and assets exposed to the hazard, and their vulnerability to damage. Since we cannot reduce the severity of natural hazards, the main opportunity for reducing risk lies in reducing vulnerability and exposure. 

On this 5 days course, the participants will learn on identification, understanding and measurement of disaster risks. The course will build the leaners’ knowledge and skills in addressing underlying risk drivers to reduce disaster risk, lessen the vulnerability of communities and, consequently, maintain the sustainability of development.

Target Participants

This course is aimed at professional working in humanitarian organizations, governments, funding agencies, research and non-government organizations responsible for disaster risk reduction.

Course duration

7 days

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of disaster risk reduction concepts, causes and impacts of various hazards
  • 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
  • Develop robust disaster risk response strategies and plans
  • Understand the different approaches of mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into programmes

What you will learn

Course Outline

Key Topics:

  • Key concepts in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Overview of global and regional perspectives of hazards and disaster risk reduction
  • Introduction to Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments in DRR
  • Disaster Preparedness, Early Warning and Mitigation
  • Community Based Disaster Risk Management 
  • Application of Participatory DRR tools and techniques 
  • Developing DRR Strategies and Plans
  • Mainstreaming DRR into sectoral programmes

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: [email protected]