For many local governments, disaster risk management (DRM) is an emerging yet complex endeavor. Little understanding and weak competencies have hampered the implementation and sustainability of DRM practice at the local level. This complicates further the interlocking problems of disasters, climate change, and escalating poverty.
Those in highly vulnerable developing countries are worst off, as their experience and expertise in disaster risk reduction (DRR) are typically nascent. EMI aims to fill this gap in local DRM competencies through its training programs. EMI’s training courses combine a global, regional, and country focus to provide a broad perspective on DRM practice, as well as practical and useful applications of concepts and tools in specialized areas of DRM.