Disaster Risk Reduction in the NGO Sector: Funding, Planning, and Implementation

Course Description

Non-governmental organizations have been developing models and frameworks to address the gaps in addressing risks and crises. They continue to grow the disaster risk reduction ecosystem by working with the most at-risk and vulnerable communities and devising approaches to local disaster planning and resilience building.

This online course is designed to equip non-governmental organizations (NGOs) managers and officers engaged in decision making with skills needed to develop a DRR plan based on situational analysis and comprehensive assessment of the risks portfolio within their NGO’s field and areas of operation. The course also aims to build the capacity of NGOs staff in identifying donors and funding opportunities that support DRR planning and implementation, with an emphasis on proposal writing requirements. This course will enable participants to complement their DRR plans with practical steps and considerations for implementation pre, during, and post-crises/disasters.

Learning Competencies

The learners will be able to:

  1. Identify and categorize risks to allow decision makers to prioritize the risk mitigation investments and assess their preparedness for potential risks
  2. Develop an action plan for DRR including targets, outcomes, actions, and responsible stakeholders
  3. Identify key donors that support DRR planning and implementation and understand their agenda and requirements
  4. Formulate project proposals (mainly concept notes) that enhance the NGO’s preparedness and support it to implement their DRR plan
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  • Core in:
    • None
  • Elective in:
    • Operations Management of NGOs
    • Strategic Management of NGOs
  • Format: TBD
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 28 hours