As the year ends, EMI finished its delivery of the Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Framework Course, an introductory course and pre-requisite for the specialized courses under the Natural Disaster Risk Management Program, last December 3.
Thirty participants from government, non-government, private institutions and international development organizations completed the six-week course that provides participants the knowledge and understanding on disaster risk reduction and management.
Mr. Kevin McCourt, presently the project manager of Australian Red Cross got the highest mark while the work of Mr. Juerg Friedli, a consultant from Switzerland, Ms. Thelma Manuel from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and Ms. Melanie Miltenburg of Netherlands Red Cross were chosen as the Best End Course Projects among the participants.
Mr. Thato Konstabole, the Food Security and Livelihood Officer of World Vision Lesotho had this to say about the course, “...the course has brought positive change in a manner at which I view and analyze disaster risk situations. The course left me with valuable legacy of case studies, reading materials and presentations for future reference.”
EMI is scheduled to deliver a specialization course on Financial Strategies for Managing the Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters or FinStrat Course next year. Registration is currently ongoing here.