Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management

Pretoria
29 April to 10 May
Pretoria
27 May to 7 June
Overview: 

The world experienced recent major disasters, changes in the humanitarian field, the changing nature of conflict, and climate change impact all have made it clear that a holistic approach to emergencies, disasters and crisis management is needed to substantially reduce losses and deal with new challenges the current system seems ill equipped to respond

Emergency and response operations to deal with the consequences of disasters are important and the humanitarian field continues to strive towards a more effective response mechanisms. However, the capacity to assess, mitigate against and reduce risks beforehand and to sustainably recover after is as important and is reflected in global processes such as the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015), the Sendai Framework (2015-2030) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2016-2030).

Risk reduction needs to underpin and guide decisions in Preparedness, Response and Recovery planning and programmes. Professionals with an adequate knowledge base and the right skills are invaluable if these challenges are to be met, in response to this demand, ATI is offering a programme, based on the above philosophy Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management

Target Audience: 

The aim of the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management is to provide government, non-governmental organisations international, and civil society organisations with professionals equipped with a solid interdisciplinary knowledge base and skills that can meet the increasing demands and expectations from those who work in the humanitarian field.

The Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management is relevant to a lot of professions and is designed to accommodate various disciplinary backgrounds such as environmental officers, Safety, Health and Quality, risk managers, engineers, doctors, nurses, military officers, social scientists, logisticians, journalists, etc. This means a broad array of people working in national authorities, international organisations, public services (civil and environmental protection, health, energy, water) and humanitarian organisations

Course Outcomes: 

Upon completing this training programme, the delegates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature, typology and dynamics of vulnerability and practical understanding of the factors affecting and leading to vulnerability not only on a local level including those emanating from structural global processes
  • Understand the complex connections and interaction between hazards and vulnerabilities and how risk is contextually configured
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the central role of disaster related health impacts and health status as chronic vulnerability issues that reduces people’s resilience in the face of extreme events and hazards
  • Understanding climate change and climate adaptation in general and in relations to extreme events in particular and be able to relate long-term impact of climate change to disaster risk management were both impacts overlap and add to further complexity
  • Identify the main actors in risk and disaster management and understand their impact in the field and be aware of the sectors (Health, WASH, Shelter, Nutrition,) and related standards for response
  • Understanding coordination, information management and operations and logistics for disaster response and familiar with the concept and methodologies for conducting a needs assessment
  • Considerations in regional and local planning for emergency disaster preparedness and response, International collaboration for preparedness and response with a focus on the Cluster System
  • Implementation of disaster preparedness and response plans and their limitations and pitfalls and identify a variety of tools and techniques applied in Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment concentrating on use, characteristics and caution measures