Certificate Course in Disaster Management   

Course Objectives

This Certificate Course in Disaster Management is designed to impart domain knowledge, values, capacities and skills to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response
  • Understand and appreciate the specific contributions of the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement to the practice and conceptual understanding of disaster management and humanitarian response and their significance in the current context
  • Recognize issues, debates and challenges arising from the nexus between paradigm of development and disasters
  • Critically evaluate disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response policy and practice from multiple perspectives
  • Develop an understanding of standards of humanitarian response and practical relevance in specific types of disasters and conflict situations
  • Critically understand the strengths and weaknesses of disaster management approaches, planning and programming in different countries, particularly their home country or the countries they work in, and
  • Respond to disaster risk reduction initiatives and disasters in an effective, humane and sustainable manner.