The objective of this course is to develop the student skills and knowledge on the disaster risk reduction process for the communities at the local level. The course will also provide knowledge to understand the importance of community participation in the disaster risk reduction and management process. The course covers aspects as diverse as stakeholder analysis, vulnerability and resource assessment, participatory approaches in Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR), risk reduction implementation, advocacy and challenges faced.

Disaster governance and risk management particularly for natural hazards is an emerging concept in the disaster research that is closely related to risk and environmental governance. Disaster governance is nested within and influenced by overarching societal governance systems. Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is a governance process enabling the systematic integration of DRR concerns into all relevant development spheres. Well-coordinated and efficient disaster governance approaches contribute to long-term sustainability. The objective of this course is to provide students with a sound knowledge on major and emerging issues and viewpoints confronting recent trend on disaster governance, policy and risk management. The course will also develop the skills of students to analyze the critical issues and challenges on the risk governance and policy related to the natural hazards.

Selected Topic AI: DMHA Asia Pacific Initiative on Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance