Course Date Location Course fee: Click to Register (Group)
Start Date: 13/02/2023 End Date: 17/02/2023 Nairobi Kenya $ 1,000 Register as Individual Register for Online Training Register as a Group


Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is the application of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) policies and strategies, to prevent new disaster risks, reduce existing disaster risks, and manage residual risks through systematic efforts to analyze and reduce the causal factors of disasters contributing to the strengthening of resilience and reduction of losses. The increasing magnitude and impacts of disasters calls for embedment of disaster risk management in an organization. The trainees of this course will acquire skills and understand concepts crucial to successful disaster and risk management.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive Certificate of Participation.


By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

·      Have a solid theoretical and conceptual understanding of disaster risk management  

·      Assess and comprehend the concepts of disaster risk management

·      Practice the application of DRM concepts in different settings.


 This course will take approximately 5 days


The course is intended for all individuals who want to develop a career in disaster risk management at both national and international levels i.e. from Local communities, local governments, national governments, International Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the private sector as these skills are essential for every person because disasters can affect anybody globally.


MODULE 1: Understanding Disaster Risk Reduction, concepts and practices

·      Definition of common DRR terminologies: Hazard, disaster, vulnerability, disaster risk, resilience, capacity, early warning, disaster preparedness, contingency planning, disaster mitigation and preparedness. (Key terminologies to be translated to local language)

·      Classification of hazards/disasters: natural, human-induced, geological, hydrological, biological, conflict, etc.

·      The disaster Risk Management cycle

·      The paradigm shifts

·      Profile of risks in the community-hazards/disasters in the world (Participatory exercise)


MODULE 2: DRM Architecture - Legislation, policies and institutional mechanisms

·      Introduction to policy formulation process

·      Overview and status of DRM Legislation and policies

·      Institutional arrangements and coordination structures at national and Global level

·      Introduction to coordination of DRM

·      Stakeholder mapping and roles/responsibility

·      Communication and information sharing

·      Global and regional strategies and policies on DRM

·      Broad DRM policies and legislation mechanisms

·      Institutional structures and coordination for DRM at national and county- including emerging institutions e.g. NDMU

·      Regional and global efforts and strategies in DRM –Include post Hyogo DRR outcomes, the Sendai Framework

·      Group exercise on conceptualization of DRR Policies

·      Challenges of coordinating DRM.


MODULE 3: Introduction to disaster and needs assessment

·      Introduction to damage, losses and needs assessment;

·      How assessment and needs vary with time

·      Humanitarian principles and indicators and standards for technical sectors- Keep this simple and practical

·      Damage and needs assessment methodology

·      Linking damage assessment to recovery and reconstruction needs programming


MODULE 4: Community preparedness and contingency planning

·      Community mobilization for DRR and sustainable development

·      Introduction to community preparedness and contingency planning process

·      Risk and hazard analysis

·      Hazard, Capacity, Vulnerability and Risk Assessments

·      Identifying, defining and prioritizing contingencies;

·      Scenario building

·      Preparing a contingency plan for each selected scenario;

·      Maintaining and updating the contingency plan.

·      Contingency planning, Mitigation and early warning systems

·      Group exercise on contingency planning


MODULE 5: Introduction to climate change, Livelihood analysis and mapping

·      Introduction to Climate, climate change and natural disasters

·      Climate Change Adaptation

·      Introduction to food security

·      The concept of food (in)security

·      The relationship between food security, gender and disaster management

·      Livelihood mapping- Include UNDP tool and FAO tool in training manual

·      Sustainable livelihood and livelihood diversification concept

·      Building resilience


MODULE 6: Mainstreaming DRR and cross-cutting issues into County and national Development planning process

·      Overview of national and global development plans- Vision 2030, CIDP (Resources for group exercise)

·      Development and disaster nexus-Is development at risk?

·      Introduction to DRR mainstreaming approaches- explore UNISDR tools and include in workbook- prevention web

·      Gender and DRR- Introduction to gender and gender mainstreaming

·      Gender equity, empowerment, equality and analysis

·      Other cross-cutting issues e.g. HIV/AIDs, Elderly persons, NRM, Migration, Peace issues, marginalized populations



·      The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

·      The participants should be reasonably proficient in English as all facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

·      Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate.

·      The training will be held at Kincaid Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

·      All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

·      Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training coordinator at Email: or Tel: +254 724592901

·      This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our Kincaid Training Centre or at a convenient location.


For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 724592901 or send mail to


Payments are due upon registration. Payment should be sent to our Bank account before commencement of training and proof of payment sent to