Disaster and Risk Management Course
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Disaster and Risk Management Course

5 Days Online - Virtual Training

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Disasters, both natural and human-induced, have the potential to cause immense destruction and disruption to communities and societies. Effective disaster and risk management strategies are essential for minimizing the impact of disasters, saving lives, and promoting resilience. The Disaster and Risk Management Course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of disaster management principles, risk assessment, preparedness, response, and recovery.

The course begins with an overview of disaster management, including the concepts of hazards, vulnerability, and risk. Participants will explore different types of disasters, their causes, and the social, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to vulnerability. They will also gain insights into the key principles and frameworks of disaster risk management, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Next, the course delves into risk assessment and analysis. Participants will learn how to identify, assess, and prioritize risks using various techniques, such as hazard mapping, vulnerability assessment, and risk modeling. They will gain an understanding of the importance of data collection, analysis, and interpretation in making informed decisions and developing effective risk reduction strategies.

Furthermore, the course covers disaster preparedness and response. Participants will learn about the components of disaster preparedness, including early warning systems, emergency planning, and coordination mechanisms. They will explore the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, and communities, in responding to disasters effectively. Participants will also gain insights into the key principles and best practices in disaster response, including search and rescue operations, emergency communication, and logistical support.

The course also addresses disaster recovery and resilience. Participants will learn about the challenges and strategies for post-disaster recovery, including the reconstruction of infrastructure, livelihood restoration, and psychosocial support. They will explore the concept of resilience and how it can be integrated into disaster risk management strategies to enhance the capacity of communities to withstand and recover from disasters.

Throughout the course, participants will engage in case studies, group discussions, and practical exercises to apply the concepts and techniques learned. They will have the opportunity to analyze real-world disaster scenarios, develop emergency response plans, and evaluate the effectiveness of risk management strategies.


By the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of disaster and risk management principles, strategies, and practices. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to effective disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Whether working in emergency management, community development, public health, or policy planning, participants will have the tools and insights to make a positive impact in reducing disaster risks and building resilient societies.


 Course Objective:

 The primary objective of this course is to enable participants to develop expertise in disaster and risk management. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the concepts and principles of disaster and risk management.
  2. Identify and assess different types of hazards and risks.
  3. Develop effective disaster management plans and strategies.
  4. Implement disaster response and recovery measures.
  5. Enhance community resilience and capacity building.

Organization Benefit:

Organizations can derive several benefits from staff members who possess strong disaster and risk management skills. Some key benefits include:

  1. Improved emergency preparedness: Participants will acquire knowledge and skills to develop robust disaster management plans, enhancing the organization's preparedness and response capabilities during emergencies.
  2. Enhanced risk mitigation: Effective risk assessment and management practices reduce the organization's exposure to potential hazards and minimize the impact of disasters.
  3. Efficient resource utilization: Proper planning and response mechanisms optimize resource allocation during emergencies, ensuring effective utilization of personnel, equipment, and funds.
  4. Stakeholder engagement and collaboration: Disaster and risk management involve engaging and collaborating with various stakeholders, fostering partnerships and strengthening relationships with local authorities, community organizations, and other relevant entities.
  5. Reputation and credibility: Organizations that demonstrate a proactive approach to disaster and risk management enhance their reputation and credibility among clients, customers, and the public.

Course Duration:

5 days

Target Participants:

This course is suitable for individuals involved in disaster management, emergency response, and risk mitigation, including:

  1. Disaster management professionals and officers.
  2. Emergency response personnel and first responders.
  3. Risk managers and coordinators.
  4. Government officials responsible for disaster management.
  5. Non-governmental organization (NGO) staff involved in disaster relief and recovery.
  6. Health and safety professionals.

Course Content:

Module 1: Introduction to Disaster and Risk Management

  • Understanding disasters, hazards, and risks.
  • The role of risk assessment and analysis in disaster management.
  • Principles and frameworks of disaster and risk management.

Module 2: Risk Assessment and Mitigation

  • Identifying and assessing hazards and risks.
  • Risk mapping and vulnerability analysis.
  • Developing risk mitigation strategies and action plans.

Module 3: Disaster Preparedness and Planning

  • Developing disaster management plans.
  • Preparedness measures and resource allocation.
  • Emergency communication and early warning systems.

Module 4: Disaster Response and Emergency Operations

  • Incident command systems and emergency response coordination.
  • Search and rescue operations.
  • Emergency medical services and public health management.

Module 5: Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation

  • Post-disaster damage assessment and recovery planning.
  • Infrastructure restoration and reconstruction.
  • Socio-economic recovery and livelihood restoration.

Module 6: Community Resilience and Capacity Building

  • Engaging communities in disaster risk reduction.
  • Community-based disaster risk management.
  • Building resilience through education and training.

Module 7: International Frameworks and Cooperation in Disaster Management

  • International frameworks and agreements for disaster risk reduction.
  • Collaborative partnerships and cooperation among countries.
  • Role of international organizations in disaster response and recovery.

Module 8: Environmental Management and Climate Change Adaptation

  • Integrating environmental considerations into disaster management.
  • Climate change adaptation strategies.
  • Sustainable development and disaster risk reduction.

Module 9: Psychological Support and Mental Health in Disaster Management

  • Understanding psychological impacts of disasters.
  • Psychological first aid and mental health support.
  • Building resilience and promoting psychological well-being.

Module 10: Case Studies and Best Practices

  • Analysis of real-world disaster management case studies.
  • Lessons learned from past disasters and emergencies.
  • Best practices and innovative approaches in disaster and risk management.


General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at training@fdc-k.org or +254712260031


·         Website:www.fdc-k.org



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