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The course comprises of 5 modules which cover the major aspects of disaster management namely; disaster risk reduction frameworks including conceptual, policy and legal frameworks at international and national levels; disaster risk analysis; DRR strategies for mainstreaming into development programming; and participatory rural appraisal tools for disaster risk assessment and planning.

Module 1: Introduction and definition of key terms

Module 2: DRR frameworks;

· Pressure and Release Model,

· International Strategy for Disaster Reduction DRR Framework,

· Sustainable Development Goals,

· Hyogo Framework of Action,

· Sendai Framework, and

· Resilience Framework.

Module 3: Disaster Risk Analysis;

· Hazard assessment,

· Vulnerability assessment,

· Capacity/ manageability assessment,

· Risk analysis and mapping.

Module 4: DRR Strategies;

· Early warning systems,

· Climate change adaptation,

· Protection of critical facilities and the role of engineering and building codes in construction,

· Networking and partnerships

Module 5: Participatory Rural Appraisal Tools for Disaster Risk Analysis and Planning

· Population and resource mapping

· Hazard force field/ Problem tree analysis

· Hazard mapping and ranking

· Hazard venn diagram

· Historical story telling of hazards and indigenous knowledge

· Gender analysis

· Stakeholder analysis

· Community vulnerability and capacity assessment matrices

Source: BRC Trust / ReliefWeb / UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The content of this article does not necessarily reflect the views or opinion of Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com).