Short course catalogue


Why study disaster reduction risk management?


All over the world, on a daily basis, humanity witnesses and deals with man-made related  crises or natural disasters. In the present age of social media, the ease of receiving information on a catastrophic event occurring in some part of the world, has increased drastically. Heroes are not necessarily individuals dressed in costumes and backed by a flying cape, but they are also the individuals genuinely interested in preventing and managing disasters.

According to CNN, in 2016 alone, natural disasters caused 175 billions US dollars in losses. Based on the facts that there are unrecorded disasters, a closer study could increase the financial loss  in dollars to a higher amount.  ‘Man-made’ related disasters originating wars,crimes, pollution and other unnamed calamities affects billions of human on a daily basis, thus increasing the demands for agents capable of preventing and managing disastrous events.

Technological advancement brought benefits such as longer life expectancy and comfort but on the other hand, its misuse influenced the rise in negative impact found in wars, industrialization, cyber crime and global warming.

More than ever before, the world needs a new generation of heroes who will step up to the challenge of preserving the human race against greater calamities.


Courses available

We offer a range of practical short courses classified accordingly to their duration as followed:


SHORT COURSES (3 to 5 days)


Climate Change and Water Resources Management for Drought-Prone Areas

Information Management for Decision-Making in Disasters and Humanitarian Emergencies

Meteorological and Hydrological Forecasting for Informed Decision-Making

DRR Information System: Managing Media Relations, Public Awareness and Communications for Emergency Preparedness and Response

Strategic Disaster Risk Planning and Management

Use of GIS Technology for Emergency Preparedness and Response: Meteorological Forecasts in DRR planning

Humanitarian Logistics in Disaster Relief Operations

Strategic and Financial DRR Planning and Implementation in Humanitarian Emergencies

Gender, Age and Disability DRR: An inclusive Approach

Mainstreaming DRR into Development Planning

Monitoring, Early Warning and Early Response to Emergencies

Business Continuity Planning and Management Training