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Disaster Interventions and the Need for Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Learn how and why accountability and standards should be applied to disaster management.

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Disaster Interventions and the Need for Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
This course is part of the program Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Disaster Management and Resilience. Find out more.

Evaluate the need for accountability and its importance to disaster management

Disasters and armed conflicts cause severe long-term consequences around the world. Addressing public and civil accountability can help reduce the effects of these disasters.

On this course, you will have the opportunity to consider disaster interventions by looking at the organisations involved and the people who work in them, and what they do to deliver effective, professional interventions in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian situations.

What topics will you cover?

  • Discuss how organisational processes and practices outside of disaster intervention organisations might be used to improve interventions
  • Introduce governance as a set of interconnected organisational systems, processes and external architecture for implementing projects
  • Use a fictional example to investigate what it takes to provide an effective, efficient and appropriate intervention

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the historical evolution of monitoring, evaluation and accountability
  • Explain and define accountability in disaster management
  • Experiment with relevant accountability tools and mechanisms
  • Identify why we need accountability in disaster management

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to learn more about monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning in disaster management. It is ideal for learners from an academic or professional background in humanitarian disaster management, as well as policymakers, researchers, and students.

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.

Who will you learn with?

Principal Lecturer in Disaster Management, 18 years experience working internationally and in the UK. Teaching and research interests in risk, resilience, climate change and community engagement

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry

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This course is part of the program Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Disaster Management and Resilience.

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