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Global Challenges Initiative

The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Professional Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction

This course aims to provide those involved in disaster risk reduction with a clear understanding of the challenging dynamics of designing policies, mobilising resources and leveraging technology to reduce the risks and effects of disasters.
When Nov 20, 2017 09:30 PM to
Nov 24, 2017 04:30 PM
Where Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London
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Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of key issues in disaster risk reduction and strategic planning, such as monitoring risks, effective resourcing and coordinating fair and even delivery. By applying strategic planning tools throughout the training, participants will leave equipped to design and implement comprehensive plans that consider long-term trends and sustainability in disaster risk reduction planning that are supported by technology and the media.

A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind strategic relief planning will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  • Proactive vs. reactive policies for risk reduction
  • Resource allocation and mobilisation
  • Identify the causes and impacts of various hazards locally, regionally, globally
  • Monitoring risks
  • Conduct disaster risk monitoring using appropriate methods and tools
  • Technology and emergency planning

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creating learning and networking amongst peers.

Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Develop, construct and implement DDR plans
  • Lead effective organisational change
  • Apply the key principles of proactive disaster risk reduction planning to your organisation
  • Improve resourcing and coordination for relief, whilst reducing disaster risks
  • Analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
  • Deliver services that better and more fairly meet stakeholder needs

Benefits to attendees:

  • The opportunity to gain a recognised professional qualification
  • Hear the latest insights, research and developments in disaster risk reduction from leading experts
  • Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
  • Enhance your skills and knowledge in the management of disaster risk reduction


For more information on the course and registration, please see the source website here.

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


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