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Disaster Risk Reduction in Urban Emergencies (Online Course)

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Disaster Risk Reduction in Urban Emergencies

This is an online event

ABOUT THE COURSE

How does the practice of DRR and resilience translate to complex, vibrant urban environments? How do global frameworks relate to realities on the ground? And what can practitioners from the humanitarian and development sectors actually do?

Designed for both humanitarian and development practitioners working in urban neighbourhoods this 4-week online course will give you practical, tangible ways to effectively adapt, transform or negate the potential impact of natural hazards through the practice of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience.  

WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER

  • Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience
  • Urban Governance, Risk Management and Coordination
  • Urban Opportunities and Resources
  • Building resilience before and after a disaster

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Build on existing knowledge about what makes urban contexts unique, and apply this knowledge to DRR and resilience approaches
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of urban resilience and disaster risk reduction, including where the concepts come from and how they apply to towns and cities;
  • Bring an urban perspective to the identification of hazards and risks in urban contexts, and develop an understanding of urban governance and coordination for disaster management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities that urban contexts bring to disaster preparedness, risk reduction and integrated development for resilience
  • Demonstrate how these concepts can be applied before and after an urban crisis.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is designed for both humanitarian and development practitioners. It will be of interest to those currently working in towns and cities, as well as those who want to develop their skills in this area, including staff from local and national government, NGOs, the UN, urban planners and designers, architects and other related fields. Classes will be held in English. Sessions will draw upon participants’ past experiences working in towns and cities.

 

METHODOLOGY

All course activities are asynchronous, so there aren’t fixed times when you need to be on-line to meet with other course participants. Yet with plenty of discussions it often feels like real time, with the added advantage that you can take a little longer to formulate your contributions. You can log in when convenient for you, whether that is during the working day, in the evening at home or while traveling.

RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. We offer course scholarships for eligible participants who meet specific criteria. For more information on RedR Scholarships and how to apply, please click here.

Any questions? Check out our FAQs here and our T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact Isaac.Snow@redr.org.uk

In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email training@redr.org.uk or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

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Course Length
26 days
Location
Online
Timezone
Europe/London
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