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Policies in Disaster Risk Reduction

Learn about the international evolution of disaster frameworks.

Policies in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

How do you link disaster risk reduction with development?

This course introduces the historical evolution of disaster management documents and organisational aspects for multilateral agencies.

You’ll have the chance to explore how international, national and local agencies see the link between disaster management and development, as well as develop your understanding of disaster risk reduction and development strategies.

What topics will you cover?

  • Framework for disaster risk reduction
  • The links between disaster risk reduction and disaster management to development
  • Strategies of multilateral institutions
  • Financial mechanisms

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...

  • Evaluate polices to reduce disaster risks
  • Explore how disasters have informed policy developments
  • Identify strategies adopted by non-governmental organisations to act in disaster situations.
  • Assess how disaster policies relate to development aims

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at individuals looking to gain knowledge of the evolution of disaster frameworks.

Who will you learn with?

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.

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  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
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