1.0 COURSE PURPOSE:
The purpose of this course is to introduce the learners to the concepts of disaster management, disaster risk reduction, and community-based disaster risk preparedness with a view to acquiring knowledge and skills for building the capacity for reducing disasters within communities for the purposes of sustainable development. This course will prepare learners for careers in the Humanitarian Enterprise, Livelihood Management, and general Disaster Management practice besides admission in Post-Graduation studies.
2.0 EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
By the end of the semester, the learners should be able to:
- Gain basic conceptual understanding of disasters and their 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 the 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.
- Editing Teacher: Gregory Nalianya