Disaster is a sudden adverse or unfortunate extreme event which causes great damage to human beings as well as plants and animals. Disasters occur rapidly, instantaneously and indiscriminately. Disaster management is the creation of plans through which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Disaster management does not avert or eliminate the threats instead it focuses on creating plans to decrease impact of disasters. These extreme events either natural or man-induced exceed the tolerable magnitude within or beyond certain time limits, make adjustment difficult, result in catastrophic losses of property and income and life is paralysed. The programme aims at enhancing the ability of organizations to analyse, prepare, manage and effectively respond to disasters.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the key features of disasters;
- Analyse the effects of disasters;
- Respond timely to the advent of disasters;
- Organize relief and rehabilitation facilities;
- Coordinate the disaster response efforts.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Officers dealing in managing and preparing for disasters in governments and NGOs. This includes Planning Officers, Disaster Focal Points, donor communities. .
- Types of disasters;
- Disaster coordination;
- Information Management;
- Transport and logistics management;
- Disaster preparedness;
- Disaster response
- Disaster mitigation;
- Rehabilitation and reconstruction.