Disaster Management, Resilience, and Risk Reduction

This course aims to introduce and explore key elements of the theory and practice of disaster management, resilience and disaster risk reduction (DRR). With a core focus on vulnerability, participants will apply and critically review emergency-oriented approaches to risk, and compare and contrast these with developmentally-oriented understandings and tools. Models used in practice will be combined with practical tools and approaches including participatory assessment, negotiation and social media.



Understand the linkages between development and emergency related concepts of risk, hazards, vulnerability, capacity, assets, governance and discrimination

Critically review different approaches and tools used in practice

Apply planning and analysis tools and approaches to different situations.



Pressure And Release (PAR) model and the cycle of disaster.

Local to global chronic vulnerability.

Disaster simulation.

Relief-recovery lessons - Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan.

Livelihoods/resilience model as a people-centered approach for linking elements that determine community level risk.

Assessment tools for people-centred programme design - participatory rapid appraisal (PRA) techniques

Lessons from ALNAP’s 2012 urban disasters lessons paper. Governance, and its central relationship to vulnerability.