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