Tata Institute of Social Sciences
International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Note 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.

Janki Andharia,
PhD Programme Director,IFRC-TISS Programme on Disaster Management
Dean, Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Programme Team