In response to growing demands on disaster risk reduction courses, this year, EMI partners with the World Bank Institute in delivering the online course on Community-based Disaster Risk Management from January 25 through February 24. This month long specialization course introduces concepts, tools and techniques to help development professionals working in disaster-related fields design and implement community-based disaster risk management programs.
The participants come from government, non-government, private, academic and international development organizations from seven countries around the globe.
Highly-competent members of the Course Support Team, composed of Eufemia Andaya and Noel Puno, as Subject Matter Experts, Julie Catherine Paran as Course Director, Maria Matilde Go as Course Facilitator and Jesus Dominic Dizon as course support, facilitate the learning process and evaluate the performance of the participants.
Mr. Samuel Akera, the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Advisor of the United Nations Development Program in Lesotho has this to say about the course, “…the CBDRM course came as a savior to the DRR project in Lesotho! In November 2009, we conducted community-based risk assessment in three districts with the view of using the results to design, fund and implement some CBDRM pilot projects. I am glad the CBDRM course came at the right time. I will now use the knowledge acquired from this course to confidently design and implement our CBDRM pilot projects.”