Training Course on Disaster Risk Assessment for Risk Managers

Date:  5 - 9 Aug 2019

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand




Risk assessments are essential to managing and reducing disaster risk as outlined in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Not only do risk assessments help practitioners understand the risks a region or community faces, but also their probability and impact. However, performing and interpreting risk assessments for decision-making requires significant expertise and resources.

In this regard, this training course offers a structured learning experience for risk managers to understand disaster risk assessments, their tools, and most importantly their outputs (e.g. maps). Emphasis will be placed on the interpretation of risk information for better decision-making in disaster risk management. 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 classroom lectures and hands-on exercises derived from real-world risk assessment results as well as case studies to enhance the learning experience.


At the end of this five-day course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the key concepts and processes of hazard assessments, vulnerability and capacity assessments, risk assessments, and elements-at-risk mapping
  • Carry out comprehensive disaster risk assessments using relevant tools
  • Interpret disaster risk information
  • Discuss how risk assessments are used in disaster risk management


In order to achieve the objectives, the course will have the following modules:

Introduction to Disaster Risk Management

This module introduces participants to disaster-related concepts and terminologies, disaster risk trends, climate change science, and major frameworks, approaches, tools, and methods for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

Introduction to Disaster Risk Assessments

This topic introduces disaster risk assessments, their background and importance for effective decision-making in disaster risk management.

Hazard Assessments

This topic discusses hazard assessments, including key concepts, tools, data requirements, process for implementation and outputs.

Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments

This topic discusses vulnerability and capacity assessments, including key concepts, tools, data requirements, process for implementation and outputs.

Risk Assessments

This topic discusses risk assessments, including key concepts, tools, data requirements, process for implementation and outputs.

Elements-at-Risk Mapping

This topic discusses elements-at-risk mapping, including key concepts, tools, data requirements, process for implementation and outputs.

Generation of Risk Maps

This topic explains how to generate risk maps, including key concepts, tools, data requirements, process for implementation and outputs.

Interpretation of Disaster Risk Information

This topic presents participants with various risk assessment outputs and explains how to interpret the risk information that has come out of them.

Decision-making in Disaster Risk Management

This topic will introduce how to use risk assessment outputs for effective decision-making in disaster risk management.


Various trainee-centered methodologies shall be employed:

  • Participatory lectures and discussions
  • Presentations
  • Role-plays
  • Group exercises
  • Simulation exercise
  • Field visit

The course shall be conducted in English.


This course is designed for government officials and professionals in charge of risk management.


Interested individuals and organizations can register online at

For more information about the course, you may also contact Thanyaphat Sirasakpureekul at and telephone numbers +66 22980681 to 92 Ext. 134.

Due to limited slots for this course, interested parties must register on or before July 26, 2019 while payment must be made by July 31, 2019


Investment for the course is USD1,675. This is inclusive of cost of instruction; morning and afternoon snacks and training kits which include e-tablets that the participants can keep after the course. Special discount rates and packages may apply:

  • 10% discount for women participants
  • 10% discount for self-paying participants (over and above the 10% discount for women)
  • 10% discount for each participant sent by an organization (minimum of three participants)


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.