Weekly study8 hours
Community Preparedness and Planning
Explore community disaster preparedness
Communities at risk can develop their capacity to respond effectively, and the most effective way might not always be a formalised approach.
This short course explores the value and appropriateness of the mirrored agency capabilities we might expect to see in a community, such as emergency planning and evacuation.
During the course, we’ll look at early warning systems and key issues related to flood warnings.
We will look at community-led preparedness activities and how they can best be facilitated.
- Community risk awareness
- Community preparedness
- Early warning systems
- Effective public risk communication
- Community-based hazard monitoring and reporting
- Community-led risk mitigation
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain what preparedness may mean to a community
- Evaluate factors that influence a community’s risk awareness and anticipation of disaster
- Explore good practice approaches to community preparedness
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at students who wish to explore approaches to preparedness and build knowledge of disaster mitigation.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.