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Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM) for Humanitarian and Development Professionals Training Workshop

This course presents the basic theories, principles, and approaches to comprehensive emergency management. The main purpose is to introduce participants to the discipline of emergency management, and to familiarize them with fundamental concepts, methods, and issues in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The training aims to equip participants with practical skills and knowledge that would enable them to coordinate, control and command effectively and efficiently any emergencies and disasters within their jurisdiction or when called upon to support other jurisdictions in the event of a disaster.

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HG Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

5 days

10th - 14th June 2024
9th - 13th Dec 2024

Online via Live Zoom Classes

2 Weeks

3rd - 14th June

Course Objectives

At the end of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify concepts, frameworks and guidance for emergency management.
  • Describe the relationship between different phases in the disaster management continuum.

  • Identify the purpose and components of an emergency operations plan.

  • Describe the process and steps of hazard, risk and vulnerability analysis.

  • Describe the function of Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) and the Incident Command System (ICS) in disaster management.

  • Identify and describe emerging issues in disaster risk reduction and management

Training Programme

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO DISASTER RISK REDUCTION/ MANAGEMENT

  • Definition of terms

  • Disaster Management Cycle Overview

  • Disaster risk reduction concept

  • Disaster risk reduction frameworks

  • The whole community approach

MODULE 2: RISK, HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS

  • Definitions and Concepts

  • Types of Hazards

  • Hazard Identification

  • Hazard Analysis

  • Components of Risk

  • Risk Analysis

  • Vulnerability Analysis

MODULE 3: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLANNING

  • Definitions and Concepts

  • Components of Emergency Preparedness

  • Emergency Preparedness Planning and Plans

  • Obstacles to Effective Emergency Preparedness

MODULE 4: INCIDENT RESPONSE AND COORDINATION

  • Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Introduction to Emergency Operation Centre (EOC)

  • Crisis communication

MODULE 5: MITIGATION AND RECOVERY PLANNING

  • Definitions and Concepts

  • Components of Mitigation and Recovery

  • Types of Mitigation and Recovery Measures

  • Mitigation and Recovery Planning

  • Obstacles to Effective Mitigation

  • Main Issues in Disaster Recovery

MODULE 6. EMERGING ISSUES IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  • Role of ICT in disaster risk reduction

  • Gender Issues in Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Psychosocial support in crisis management

  • Protection of the vulnerable during emergencies

Certification
Participants will be issued Digital Certification after successful completion of the training.
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