COURSE PURPOSE:

Demographic changes, human settlement patterns, land-use decisions, and political and social policy dynamics have increased vulnerability to natural and man-made disasters. Planning and policy processes and interventions can help reduce disaster vulnerabilities and increase resilience at every stage of the disaster management cycle: disaster mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. This course is designed to equip students with the relevant knowledge in preparedness, response and recovery in the case of a disaster. Disasters are sudden and unplanned. Graduates could work in humanitarian organizations and for the government in strategizing and implementing disaster management policies.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

By the end of the semester, the learners should be able to:

  1. Gain basic conceptual understanding of disasters and its relationship with sustainable development,
  2. Define the key concepts like disaster, vulnerability, hazard, capacity etc.
  3. Explain the causes of vulnerability and how to reduce it,
  4. Explain the Christian perspectives and response to disaster,
  5. Evaluate appropriate approaches of managing various disasters
  6. Analyze the theories and models of disasters and
  7. Demonstrate knowledge to implement the process of Participatory Disaster Risk Analysis (PDRA) in a given community.

 


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