Disaster risk management (DRM) workshop

Torquay, Victoria
Torquay RSL Club, 6 Walker Street, Torquay 3228, Victoria

This is an accredited workshop, where the course plus follow-up assignments can earn eligible candidates accreditation towards graduate level development studies programs as offered by the Australian Deakin, RMIT and Murdoch universities. DRMs have been facilitated in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka over the past the four months.

Purpose of the DRM workshop
• To provide practical skills for Humanitarian/Relief practitioners who are involved in the Risk  Reduction, Emergency Response and/or Recovery Initiatives in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) situations;

• To provide practical skills for Humanitarian/Relief or Development Practitioners who are involved in the development and implementation of Disaster Risk Management Plans (DRMPs) from local up to national levels.

Skills Taught/Methodology 
After an initial introduction to DRM, the range of practical skills required to prepare practitioners for DRM initiatives at different levels will be introduced using a combination of adult teaching methodologies. The focus will very much be on risk reduction, although lessons learnt from the emergency response and recovery stages of major disasters will also be covered. A fi eld visit will take on the afternoon of the second day to see how government departments and community groups maximise risk reduction initiatives along the bushfi re-prone Otways region along the Surf Coast shire.

Workshop Itinerary
The DRM is an intensive 3 day workshop with the following modules being covered:
• Module 1/2: Basic disaster risk management (DRM) issues
• Modules 3: Emergency response and recovery
• Module 4: Case study on tropical cyclone Larry
• Module 5: Disaster risk reduction
• Module 6: Disaster risk reduction. Briefing on emergency management in Geelong G21 region
• Modules 7/8: Field visit along the Great Ocean Road
• Module 9: Project management, human resource management (HRM), security management issues and psycho-social issues
• Module 10/11: Indian Ocean tsunami case study
• Module 12: Final course comments and closure.

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