Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Simulation exercise in Beira

The Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) has contracted NIRAS to implement a 2-week Learning Programme on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

The learning programme took place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 12 to 23 March 2018.

The programme

The learning programme will inspire participants to focus more on Disaster Risk Reduction in their daily work and in policy and business development. The programme will demonstrate that strategic planning and management principals which acknowledge the economic and social benefits of risk reduction can enhance resilience.

This will be achieved through a blend of training approaches, including compulsory e-learning activities before coming to Denmark, as well as the implementation of an Action Plan after the return. Participants are required to consider ideas for their Action Plan and to complete a short e-learning course in action-planning before coming to Denmark.

During the stay in Denmark, the programme will involve numerous visits to public authorities, utilities, and private companies where DRR approaches can be experienced first-hand. Working in groups the participants will prepare for the visits by discussing and agreeing on learning goals. Following the visits they will reflect on lessons learned and draw conclusions regarding the potential for implementing the ideas, concepts and technologies in their home organisations.

Who can participate?

The participants will all be from Danida partner countries and must be involved in Danida supported development cooperation activities. See the folder and the DFC website for details regarding  application procedures.

Further information

Download the folder for the Learning Programme in pdf.

If you have questions please contact the course manager Sine Skov, ssk@niras.dk or visit the DFC website at www.dfcentre.com

Deadline for application CLOSED: 20 December 2017

Please note that to be eligible participants must be affiliated with activities supported by the Danish Development Cooperation.