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Disaster Risk Reduction Course

Indepth Research Services
Start Date:
February 5, 2018
End Date:
February 9, 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm


Event: Disaster Risk Reduction Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 05th – 09th February 2018



Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) skills are fundamental to the process of increasing awareness on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction to key stakeholders with knowledge on disaster management to empower the actors to support their organizations in developing disaster resilient programs and projects.
In order to build the capacity of Development professionals who are actively engaged in the Development and Emergency response activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations, this one week course will provide hands-on training in DRR and the application of Knowledge to decision making in DRR planning and Management.
The workshop offers intensive training that will cover the fundamental concepts and tools for DRR. People-centered early warning systems empower communities to prepare for and confront the power of natural hazards and measurement of the systems in terms of lives saved and reduction in losses, which is directly related to the execution of an anticipated response by the people and institutions once a warning is issued.
This training will also address traditional views on early warning systems, and what it takes to transform them into efficient, people-centred systems. The workshop also presents a practical guide for using a geographic information system (GIS) to integrate, visualize, and analyze geographically-referenced data extracted from key data sets to facilitate DRR.

5 days.

This course is intended for audiences working in governments, funding agencies, and research and non-government organizations for Emergency response and other Development programmes.

After the course, participants will be able to:
• Understand disaster risk reduction concepts and DRR conceptual frameworks and institutional mechanisms
• Identify and understand the causes and impacts of various hazards locally, Regionally and globally
• Identify disaster risk reduction strategies and opportunities in programming
• Monitor programme inputs, processes and results required for management of DRR.
• Understand concepts, methods, and tools for monitoring of DRR in Humanitarian response, emergency response and development programs
• Identify ways to overcome barriers to conducting effective Disaster Risk monitoring.
• Conduct disaster Risk monitoring using appropriate methods and tools.
• Get basic knowledge of analyzing qualitative data for humanitarian, emergency and development sector programmes related to DRR
• Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS to gather data, collaborate and share information.
• Communicate findings to stimulate learning and reflection.

• Understanding disaster risk reduction.
• Insights into global and regional perspectives of hazards and disaster risk reduction
• The process of Identifying, assessing and monitoring disaster risks and enhancing early warning
• Disaster Preparedness, Early Warning and mitigation
• Community participation
• Code of conduct in disaster response
• Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS to gather data, collaborate and share information on DRR

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
Email: [email protected]. Mob: +254 715 077 817 Tel: 020 211 3814

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 29th January 2018.
Send proof of payment to [email protected].


Indepth Research Services
Indepth Research Services (IRES) is an international training and consultancy organization with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. IRES offers a comprehensive portfolio of technical training and education services designed for individuals, and organizations working in the agriculture; climate change and environment; disaster management; education; food and nutrition; health; humanitarian relief; logistics and telecommunication; recovery and reconstruction; safety and security; water sanitation and hygiene sectors.
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