Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: 5-23 November 2012
DOWNLOAD: Application Form Brochure
The Asia Paciﬁc region faces heavy human and economic losses from disasters, whose frequency and intensity is increasing drastically in recent years. The evidence from the Indian Ocean & Japanese Tohoku Region Tsunami; Kashmir, China and Christchurch earthquake; Cyclone Nargis; Pakistan and Thailand floods, Afghanistan blizzard, and other events happening in the region and around the world undoubtedly reﬂect the level of devastation that disasters can bring.
To reduce the impact of disastrous events on communities and support sustainable development, the Regional Training Course on Disaster Management or DMC aims to provide necessary and useful fundamental knowledge and skills of disaster management to enhance the capabilities of managers who have key disaster management responsibilities. The subjects covered in the DMC are multi-hazard, multi-level, multi-agency, and multi-disciplinary, and address both event-related activities as well as those activities which need to be undertaken on a day-to-day basis prior to the occurrence of events. The course is designed to enable professionals working in disaster manage- ment, development and donor agencies to eﬀectively integrate disaster management into their programs and policies. Participants will be encouraged to develop key skills and adopt proactive attitudes through participation in interactive lectures and reﬂection on a range of key issues raised during discussions and practical activities.
By completing the course, participants should gain a sound grasp of disaster management processes and be able to apply this knowledge to:
Identify and assess disaster risks using risk management approached
Plan and develop eﬀective strategies and systems for disaster risk reduction
Develop eﬀective processes for preparedness planning in order to improve disaster response and recovery activities
Eﬀectively and eﬃciently set up and utilize an emergency coordination center to manage disaster events
Address and assess key implementation issues and requirements in disaster management
Conducted over a period of three weeks, the course is divided into eight modules following the ﬂow of the disaster management process:
Module 1: Introduction to Disaster Management
Global disaster risk situation
Basic concepts and terminologies used in disaster management
Overview of disaster management
Module 2: Disaster Risk Identification and Assessment
Introduction to disaster risk management processes
Introduction to hazards, vulnerability, and capacity
Hazard, vulnerability, capacity and risk assessment
Module 3: Disaster Risk Reduction
Disaster and development
Prevention and Mitigation framework
Mainstreaming DRR in development planning
Disaster risk reduction practices
Module 4: Disaster Preparedness Planning
Module 5: Emergency Response
Emergency response management principles and concepts
Key response implementation considerations
Use of emergency coordination centers
ICT in emergency responses and management
Module 6: Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery and reconstruction: concepts, practice and guidelines
Damage and loss estimation in recovery planning
Module 7: Making Disaster Management Work
Working with multi-agency teams
Policy, legal and institutional frameworks
Media in disaster management
Module 8: Re-entering the Real World: Making a Difference
Note: The above contents are shown for guidance only. ADPC’s ongoing course improvement process may lead to some changes in topics and structure.
The course is beneficial to the following:
Government Officials responsible for disaster management policy and plans
IFRC/ICRC, international NGOs, NGOs involved in the areas of disaster risk reduction, response and recovery
Staffs from training institutes and other agencies responsible for knowledge dissemination on disaster risk reduction and management, as well as training of trainers
Persons involved in coordination of disaster management activities (e.g. including also the defense forces and emergency services)
Staffs of UN agencies
The content of the course concentrates on an Asia context with some references from other regions. However, both Asian and non-Asian participants are highly welcome. All representatives from the different regions, organizations and backgrounds are encouraged to interact, discuss, and make connections to ensure the greatest benefit is gained from attending the course.
The class size is limited to 30 persons. ADPC accepts nomination on a first come, first served basis provided the applicant meets the course requirement.
The DMC-42 will be facilitated by internationally experienced practitioners and experts from ADPC and other partner organizations from the region.
All teaching and reference materials are in English. Participants must be fully conversant in English.
Applicants are highly recommended to stay at the hotel where the training is held. The room rate is approximately US$70-90 per single occupancy room per night including daily buffet breakfast.
Package A with accommodation US$4,150
Package B without accommodation US$2,775
The standard course fee of US$4,150 covers course tuition, training materials, single accommodation with breakfast (20 nights), two break refreshments & lunch (Monday-Friday) during the training, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch on weekends, all dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
Participants who wish to seek own accommodation can choose an alternative course fee package B of US$2,775
Participants are expected to arrive on 4th November 2012 and leave on 24th November 2012.
Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by the organizations.
The application can be submitted online via www.adpc.net or offline through email, fax, or postal mail before 12th October 2012. The application form is available for download at ADPC website. A more detailed course information will be sent to only accepted participants.
If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC account through bank or International Demand Draft (IDD) no later than 15th October 2012. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled. Please note that personal cheques are not accepted as a form of payment.
If you are unable to attend, a substitute applicant is welcome to attend in your place, provided that the participation criteria described above have been met. Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least 3 weeks prior to course commencement; in which case, a full refund less 15% of course fee for banking charges and administrative costs will be made. No refunds are available for cancellation within 3 weeks prior to course commencement.
Training Services Unit (TSU)
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
979/66-70, 24th Floor SM Tower
Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai
Phayathai Bangkok, 10400
Tel: +66 (02) 298 0681-92
Fax: +66 (02) 298 0012-13
Skype ID: ADPC_Training
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