2nd Training Course on Disaster Resilience Leadership

Date:  8 - 12 Jun 2020

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand




community’s members and their trust in societal institutions, by putting in place the basic preparedness, response and recovery mechanisms to disasters, by ensuring that potential responders are trained and all potential crisis management actors exercise on a regular basis, etc. These leaders are also some time known as "resilient point person". Moreover, they also lead the resilience strategy as well as the resilience-building initiatives, and ensure that a country adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 as well as to ensure that local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies are in line with national strategies.

This course aims to increase or raise the leadership skills of senior personnel in promoting leadership in disaster risk reduction. Participants will be introduced to key concepts of understanding leadership in disaster resilience and climate change adaptation.


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

● Explain key DRR concepts, frameworks for risk-informed sustainable development, and need for leadership in strengthening disaster resilience
● Identify and explain the concept of disaster resilience, and leadership in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
● Describe the core skills of disaster resilience leadership and approaches for promoting leadership in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery
● Identify initiatives and good practices in disaster resilience leadership that are sustainable and replicable in other contexts


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

Module: Developing and Strengthening DRR Fundamentals

This module introduces participants to the DRR concepts and frameworks for risk-informed sustainable development (i.e., Sendai Framework for DRR, Agenda for Sustainable Development, Paris Agreement, and New Urban Agenda), key priorities of DRR requiring leadership support, and enabling environment for building disaster resilience leadership.

Module: Understanding Leadership in Disaster Resilience

This module offers the key concept of disaster resilience, and organize for disaster resilience. It also aims to develop participants knowledge and understanding on the leadership in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

Module: Promoting Leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction

This module aims to raise participants’ knowledge and understanding on the core skills and approaches for developing disaster resilience leadership in disaster response, incident command systems, community level risk identification and awareness raising, and women leadership in disaster risk reduction, disaster recovery, including youth leadership in the disaster recovery. It also offers opportunity to participants by gaining practical knowledge from field visit and hand-on experience by working in scenario-based group work. Finally, this module also share with participants the good practices in disaster resilience leadership that are sustainable and replicable in other contexts.


Various trainee-centered methodologies shall be employed:

● Participatory lectures and discussions
● Case studies
● Simulation exercises
● Group work and presentations
● Field visit

The course shall be conducted in English and shall take advantage of the fact that participants are experienced senior officials and personnel who have much to contribute in the learning process. Exposure visits shall be done to provide participants with field realities and actual situations as discussed in the classroom. The principle of adult learning shall be applied throughout the course.


This course is designed for DRR practitioners occupying management and executive positions. Apart from the government, it is strongly encouraged that participants from the private sector and media attend this training.


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.


The standard course fee of USD1,700 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.


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.

It is also important to note that the course has a requirement for a minimum number of participants. If an insufficient number of applications have been received by May 22, 2020, ADPC reserves the right to cancel the course for the current year. Candidates who have already been accepted will be informed as soon as the decision is taken, and offered a place in the following year if desired.