Training Course on Disaster Risk Assessment for Risk Managers

Date:  5 - 9 Aug 2019

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand




Risk managers agree that policies and operational planning for management of disaster risks must be based upon a better understanding of the risk.

This training course offers a structured learning experience for risk managers to be able to understand the complex process of disaster risk assessment and its tools, but much emphasis will be placed on ensuring that the participants develop comprehensive understanding of risk assessment outputs, e.g., maps and web portals, and significantly improve their knowledge on interpretation of the risk information and be able to use it in disaster risk management decision-making processes such as preparedness and mitigation planning as well as early warning and emergency response resource allocation. The training course builds upon a decade of practical experience of ADPC and its partners in implementing risk assessment projects and supporting stakeholders in using the resulting hazard, vulnerability, and risk information to make well-informed decisions. The course will offer a balance of a classroom lecture paired with hands-on exercises derived from real-world risk assessment results as well as case studies to enhance the learning experience.


1. Introduction to disaster risk assessments, including key concepts, processes and frameworks
2. Hazard assessments
3. Vulnerability and capacity assessments
4. Risk Assessments
5. Elements-at-risk mapping
6. Generation of risk maps using quantitative and qualitative methods
7. Interpretation of disaster risk information
8. Decision-making in disaster risk management


This course is designed for government officials and professional working in charge of carrying out disaster risk assessments.


The standard course fee of USD1,675 covers course tuition, registration fee, training materials, study visit, and training kit.

Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, accommodation, airport transfers, visa application, all meals, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

Discounted accommodation can be arranged by ADPC.


Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. The application can be submitted online at The registration and payment should be made at least one month before the course commence.


If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC's account through a bank transfer at least one month before course commence. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled. Please note that personal checks 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 the participation criteria described above have been met.

Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least three weeks prior to course commencement; in which case, 15 percent of the course fee will be deducted for banking charges and administrative costs. No refunds are available for cancellation within three weeks prior to course commencement.