50th Training Course on Disaster Management
Date: 16 - 27 Nov 2020
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
The overall impact of disasters on economies and communities continues to grow. Sea-level rise and increases in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events threaten to exacerbate potential human and economic losses. Furthermore, population growth, urban migration, and investments in extreme-risk areas such as flood-exposed river basins and cyclone-prone coasts have generated new economic, social, cultural, environmental and health risks.
This training course oﬀers skills and knowledge on disaster risk management and adopts multi-hazard, multi-level, multi-agency and multi-disciplinary approaches. It also addresses event-related activities as well as those that need to be undertaken on a daily basis to mitigate the impacts of different hazards. Participants will develop proactive attitudes towards disaster risk management through interactive methodologies and a field visit.
The Disaster Management course was first delivered in 1986 and is ADPC's flagship course. It has been attended by a large range of people from national governments, UN agencies, NGOs, IFRC/RCS, and other organizations. There are more than 1,700 DMC Alumni to date from over 70 countries who occupy leadership role in their professional fields.
At the of the end of this ten-day course, the participants should be able to:
● Explain key concepts, principles and models in Disaster Risk Management
● Apply disaster risk identification and assessment processes
● List down and discuss risk reduction activities at various phases of the DRM cycle
● Perform disaster preparedness planning
● Discuss key elements and features necessary for effective emergency response
● Identify and discuss post-disaster recovery interventions
● Develop re-entry plans for making disaster risk management work in the participant’s context
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.
The course will be most beneﬁcial for: IFRC/ ICRC; international and local NGOs; NGOs involved in disaster risk reduction, response and recovery; staﬀ from training institutes and other agencies responsible for knowledge dissemination and training of trainers on disaster risk reduction and management; persons involved in coordination of disaster management activities (e.g., defense forces and emergency services); UN agencies; and government oﬃcials responsible for disaster management policy and planning.
Interested individuals and organizations can register online at www.adpc.net/apply.
For more information about the course, you may also contact Thanyaphat Sirasakpureekul at firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone numbers +66 22980681 to 92 ext. 134.
Due to the limited slots for this course, interested parties must register on or before October 16, 2020 while payment must be made by November 6, 2020.
The standard course fee of USD2,400 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 October 23, 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.