from the Programme Director
Disasters and extreme weather events impact people, their livelihoods, and often the global
economy and pose serious challenges to attaining the goals of sustainable development.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) as the world’s
largest humanitarian organization, aims at preventing and alleviating human suffering and
has been instrumental in responding to a wide range of humanitarian crises.
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) with more than seven decades of rich
experience in social development and post-disaster interventions, has engaged in
systematic research, teaching, and praxis. The year-long IFRC-TISS Online Certificate
Programme in Disaster Management was conceptualized recognizing the need for
practitioners to gain systematic knowledge of a rapidly expanding field. The program has
seen participants from over 90 countries. As the programme completes its 8th year and the
team will continue in its endeavor to provide the best that would help enhance the
knowledge and capacities of humanitarian professionals and contribute to our collective
aim of reducing disaster risks and building sustainable and resilient communities.
PhD Programme Director,IFRC-TISS Programme on Disaster Management
Dean, Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies
Tata Institute of Social Sciences