Agenda

Professional Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction


Day One: Monday 20th November 2017


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
 
10:15 International Frameworks and the Future
Which international bodies are responsible?
The 2005 Hyogo Framework
Successes and failures of past policies
The role of the UN Post 2015 – focus on sustainability
International organisations working locally
 
11:30 Morning coffee  
11:45 Proactive vs. Reactive
The importance of proactive policies for sustainability
The dangers of a haphazard, reactive approach
Best and worst practice case studies
 
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Resource Allocation and Mobilisation
The importance of allocating funding in times of non-crisis
Developing strategies to ensure the ability to mobilise resources
Staff capacity and training
 
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
15:00 A Gendered Perspective
The importance of gender in relief planning
How do relief methods effect different genders?
The importance of gender to the UN goals
Case study
 
16:15 Recap Discussion and Debate  
16:30 Close  



Day Two: Tuesday 21st November 2017


09:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
10:00 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
11:15 Morning coffee
11:30 Monitoring Risks
Disaster Risk Management
Disaster Risk Reduction
Who is most at risk?
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Technology and Emergency Planning
The use and misuse of technology, how it both creates and reduces vulnerability to disaster
Social media and disasters
Communications technology
GIS and disasters
Decision support systems in emergency management: pros and cons
Automated search and rescue (robots and UAVs)
14:45 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Planning and Policy Making in Disaster Risk Reduction
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
16:15 Recap Discussion and Debate
16:30 Close



Day Three: Wednesday 22nd November 2017


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
The media
Case study of an effective awareness campaign: Tokyo
 
11:15 Morning coffee  
11:30 Humanitarian Assistance
Principles of humanitarian assistance
Responsibility to Protect
Planning for humanitarian assistance operations
Haiti: The dangers of poor coordination
 
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Security and Conflict
Relief planning in conflict scenarios
How relief assistance can generate local and international conflict
Safety of humanitarian workers under increased risk
Security of supplies
How can relief alleviate tensions?
 
14:45 Afternoon Tea
 
15:00 Access
Occasions when access is restricted
Case study: Ebola and health workers
How does this limit relief and how to overcome these challenges?
 
16:15 Recap Discussion and Debate  
16:30 Close  



Day Four: Thursday 23rd June 2017


09:30 Registration and Refreshments
 
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
 
10:00 Strategic Management of Disaster Relief 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 Strategic Management Continued.
 
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Strategic Planning for Post-Event Response
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 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
 
16:15 Recap Discussion and Debate  
16:30 Close  



Day Five: Friday 24th June 2017


09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
 
10:00 Evaluating Response and Learning for the Future
The importance of learning from mistakes
Evaluating the impact on different actors in society
Evaluation mechanisms
 
11:30 Morning coffee  
11:45 Creating Action Plans
Facilitated Workshop
 
12:45 End of Week Discussion and Certificate Presentation
 
13:00 Lunch and Close