PGD in Disaster Preparedness and Management

Disasters, either natural or human-made, characterize human existence. Disasters vary from one geographical location to the other. When communities are affected by disaster there is a need to take the appropriate steps preparedness, especially for impending disasters, as well as to systematically react to disaster, and mitigate as necessary.

The course provides a comprehensive knowledge to the learners on disaster preparedness, mitigation, and rehabilitation. It will enable the learners to equip themselves with disaster response techniques, risk assessment and vulnerability analysis, communication skills, and skills pertaining to the emergency medical requirement. It includes new skills and sharpens existing skills of government officials, voluntary activists, development professionals and elected representatives for effective disaster management.

Objectives: The course is intended to provide a general concept in the dimensions of disasters caused by nature beyond human control as well as the disasters and environmental hazards induced by human activities with an emphasis on disaster preparedness, response and recovery.


  1. Introduction to disaster management
  2. Environmental disasters
  3. Social services in disaster situations
  4. Drought, famine and food security
  5. Logistics in disasters
  6. Food aid
  7. Theoretical approaches in disaster management
  8. Disaster preparedness and prevention
  9. Project management for disaster situations
  10. Gender issues in disaster management
  11. Disaster information and communication
  12. Disaster assessment
  13. Health, water and sanitation in emergencies
  14. Counselling and coping in disaster situations
  15. Disaster management for special groups

Training Format: Online

Target region: Global

Course Duration: 1 year (2 semesters)

Course fee: $1000