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Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development (Online Training)

‘Disasters triggered by natural hazards can strike at a moment’s notice, with devastating consequences on people, infrastructure, assets, and entire economies.  And the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) fits into this category.  Beyond its huge health impacts, there are significant economic losses to households, firms, and governments as well as large-scale disruptions to lives and livelihoods as a result of lockdowns, disruption of supply chains, and a steep drop-off in commercial activity”.  World Bank

In risk management, authorities are most interested in forecasting the threat or hazard – in the case of Covid-19, on predicting how the virus will behave. But the effectiveness of disaster risk management rests mainly on understanding human behaviour and people’s risk preferences, and recognising that there are trade-offs between individual needs and the collective needs of wider society.

  • Understanding the Challenge of Disasters
  • The threat of the coronavirus (Covid – 19)
  • Determining the Disaster Pressure and Release Model
  • The impact before, during and after an impact    of a threat
  • Using risk in decision – making
  • Establishing a Famine and Biological Hazards
  • Understanding the cause and impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
  • Develop your risk profile
  • Controlling of Floods and Coastal Floods
  • Understanding your risk
  • Using risk in decision-making
  • Control measures
  • Regulating the Way Towards A Safer Environment
  • Strategies for risk reduction
  • Develop your response plans
  • Understanding of Hydro and Sendai Framework
  • Directors and Managers of Disaster Risk Management Centres
  • Disaster Risk Management Task Team Members
  • Disaster Mitigation Project Team Members
  • Director and Managers of Risk Management Divisions
  • Disaster Risk Management focal points in Government
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Operational Risk Managers
  • Financial Risk Managers
  • Health and Social Development Directors and Managers

After successful completion of the course and assignment the participants will receive a certificate of competence issued and accredited by Southern Business School, which carries 20 credits towards the Higher Certificate in

This short course forms part of the full qualification Higher Certificate in Management (SAQA Qualification ID 98913) and is in line with: Unit Standard ID 251962 NQF Level 5: Establish and Co-Ordinate Forums for Disaster Management in a Specific Environment

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    Jun 22 - 26 2020


    All Day

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    • Timezone: America/New_York
    • Date: Jun 22 - 26 2020
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    • Tinus de Beer
      B. Ed, M.Ed, Diploma in Disaster Management

      Tinus has a master’s degree in education, a B. Ed. degree, four diplomas as well as certificates in various curricula. This covers business continuity, leadership, management, education, training, risk management, disaster risk management as well as various soft skills. This education, training and development background sets a solid basis building the foundation for a successful career.
      He started his career in education, became a head of department, and later became a lecturer at a tertiary institution. After a successful career in higher education.
      Later he became managing director of Disaster Risk Management (Pty) Ltd. Tinus is a specialist in risk assessment, risk reduction strategies, response and recovery plan, exercises as well as management and maintenance of a risk programme.

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