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International Disaster Management

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  • Delivery:
    Full time

This two week course is designed for people with existing or anticipated responsibilities for disaster management.

The course will cover rapid and slow onset natural disasters, human made disasters and complex emergencies. Many aspects of the management of these disasters are shared and will be covered in central lectures. Other aspects are more specific and will be addressed by lectures running in parallel. In this way you can select the subject areas that are most suited to your needs.

This will be the fourteenth year that these courses have been run and participants from all over the world have regularly attended representing national and local government, the armed forces, police, fire services, medical services, academia, civil defence, media, United Nations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, coastguard, industry and commerce, and transportation and tourism organisations.

Key information

Next start date:

For more information on this course and when it will next run at BU please contact the Disaster Management Centre at budmc@bournemouth.ac.uk

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

2 weeks

Entry requirements:

This course is designed for people with existing or anticipated responsibilities for disaster management/crisis management or business resilience. It will ideally suit middle to senior managers and it is pitched at tactical and strategic issues (you will be expected to contribute your own experiences to others on the course).

Course detail

The course programme will cover rapid and slow onset natural disasters, human made disasters and complex emergencies. Many aspects of the management of these disasters are shared and will be covered in central lectures. Other aspects are more specific and will be addressed by lectures that run in parallel. In this way participants can select the subject area most suited to their needs.

The course will focus on:

  • Definitions and concepts
  • Risk reduction and sustainable recovery
  • Risk analysis, hazards and vulnerabilities
  • The roles of key players Institutional structures
  • Decision making systems, information management
  • Early warning systems and evacuation
  • Problem analysis and planning
  • Impact on and recovery of tourism
  • Media management
  • Public awareness strategies
  • Gender issues
  • Environmental issues
  • Post disaster enquiries and investigation
  • Gaining political support
  • Project development and management
  • Development and disaster links.

Participants will be expected to contribute their own experiences to others on the course

How to apply

You can apply for this course online. Alternatively you can email us at BUDMC.

If you have any questions, please contact our askBU Enquiry Service for more information

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