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 explore the role accountability plays in disaster management by looking at local and global perspectives. You will learn about accountability tools and how they can be applied at different stages of disaster management.
By the end of this course, you will have examined the importance of accountability to a range of stakeholders in disaster management and the humanitarian system.
What topics will you cover?
The historical evolution of accountability in disaster management
Key elements of accountability
The importance of accountability
The evolution of accountability in disasters
Accountability stakeholder analysis during an emergency
Different perspectives on accountability from local to global levels
When would you like to start?
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the historical evolution of 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 accountability 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.
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