Agenda

Professional Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction


Day One:


09:30 Registration and Refreshments
 
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Introductions
What do we mean by Disaster Risk Reduction?
Delegates' experiences in DRR
Looking ahead to the week
 
10:00 Disaster Risk Reduction Concepts and Terminology
Key elements of DRR
Conceptual frameworks
Trends in disaster impacts 
 
10:30 People Centred Approach to Disasters Strategy in Disaster Risk
How people perceive disasters
Acceptance of disaster risks
 
11:30 Morning coffee  
11:45 The Disaster Cycle and Disaster Risk Reduction 
Mitigation
Preparedness
Response    
Recovery
 
13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Climate Change and DRR
 
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 Climate Change and DRR Continued
 
16:15 Recap Discussion and Debate  
16:30 Close  



Day Two:


09:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
10:00 Disaster Preparedness
Understanding disaster preparedness
Components of a disaster preparedness system
11:30 Morning coffee
11:45 Risk Assessment and Management
Risk categorisation    
Disaster Risk Management
    Policies
    Programmes
    Planning
    Resourcing
    Operations
    Review
Who is most at risk?
Risk Assessment methods
Case studies
Participant’s examples
13:00 Lunch
13:45 DRR and Mitigation Measures
Structural and non-structural measures
Hazard Mapping
Adoption and enforcement of land use/zoning practices
Implementing and enforcing building codes
Public awareness
14:45 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Early Warning Systems and Coordination
The different forms of warning
How effective are these systems?
New innovations in early warning
The importance of coordination and best practice
16:15 Recap Discussion and Debate
16:30 Close



Day Three:

09:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
 
10:00 Raising Awareness
The importance of raising awareness for effective relief
Educational campaigns
Community participatory tools and techniques
The media
Case study of an effective awareness campaign: Tokyo
 
11:15 Morning coffee  
11:30 Gender, Disability and Special Needs Groups and Disaster Risk Reduction
Basic Concepts
How does gender affect the way people experience disasters?
How does disability affect the way people experience disasters?    
How does age affect the way people experience disasters?
How does poverty affect the way people experience disasters?
 
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Risk and Disaster Planning
Technology based support systems for planning and operations
Social media and disasters
Communications technology
GIS and risk management
Decision support systems in emergency management: pros and cons
 
14:45 Afternoon Tea
 
15:00 Stakeholder Management
International Actors
National Governments
Local Government
Communities
Interest Groups    
How to incorporate DRR into various humanitarian sectors
Working with multiple stakeholders
 
16:15 Recap Discussion and Debate  
16:30 Close  



Day Four:


09:30 Registration and Refreshments
 
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
 
10:00 Humanitarian Aid and Logistics
Case studies of successful strategic planning
High level decisions e.g. supplier selection and communication protocols
Pre-event response in calmer times
Planning relief supplies in advance and supply chain management
Ensuring sustainable financial planning
Procurement, storage, transportation
Relief logistical decisions and their optimisation techniques
Project management techniques
 
11:15 Morning coffee  
11:30 Planning and Operations
The international humanitarian relief system
The Hyogo and Sendai Frameworks for disaster risk reduction
Complex emergencies and why the humanitarian system is in crisis
Human rights violations, corruption, breakdown in trust and rule-of-law issues
Towards a more responsive humanitarian system
Examples: Haiti, Pakistan, Japan, Nepal
 
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Strategic Post-Event Planning and Operations
What needs to be done immediately after an event?
Strategic plans for allocating prioritisation
Planning to ensure funds do not end up in the ‘wrong’ hands
 
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
15:00 Policy Frameworks
Institutional mechanisms - International and local
The Sendai Framework 2015
Successes and failures of past approaches
What do we mean by “success” and “failure”
IDNDR – The International Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction
Lessons we can learn from past approaches
The role of the UN Post 2015 – focus on sustainability
 
16:15 Recap Discussion and Debate  
16:30 Close  



Day Five:


09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
 
10:00 Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of DRR strategies
Monitoring progress of DDR strategies
Evaluating the impact on different actors in society
Evaluation mechanisms
 
11:30 Morning coffee  
11:45 Chartered Management Institute Overview
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment – Generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
 
12:45 End of Week Discussion and Certificate Presentation
 
13:00 Lunch and Close