Professional Development Training Course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, 17 – 26 August 2017

This is a ten days professional development course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management is prepared for The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), Bangladesh



It is expected that, at the end of the course participants will have:

  • Understand disaster risk reduction concepts and DRR conceptual frameworks and institutional mechanisms
  • Identify and understand the causes and impacts of various hazards locally, regionally and globally.
  • Identify disaster risk reduction strategies and opportunities in programming.
  • Monitor programme inputs, processes and results required for management of DRR.
  • Understand concepts, methods, and tools for monitoring of DRR in Humanitarian response, emergency response and development programs.
  • Identify ways to overcome barriers to conducting effective Disaster Risk monitoring.
  • Conduct disaster Risk monitoring using appropriate methods and tools.
  • Get basic knowledge of analyzing qualitative data for humanitarian, emergency and development sector programmes related to DRR.

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR)

The vision of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is to reduce the risk of people, especially the poor and the disadvantaged, from the effects of natural, environment and human induced hazards to a manageable and acceptable humanitarian level and to have in place an efficient emergency response management system.

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) has been given the mandate to drive national risk reduction reform programmes. Its mission relative to this agenda is: “To achieve a paradigm shift in disaster management from conventional response and relief to a more comprehensive risk reduction culture, and to promote food security as an important factor in ensuring the resilience of communities to hazards”

TIMING: 17 – 26 August 2017 (excluding travel time).  

VENUE: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Universitas Jember, Indonesia

DONOR: Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), Bangladesh

PARTICIPANTS: The participants for this course will be selected by Bhutan Power Corporation. There will be a minimum of 20 participants attending this course.


COURSE COORDINATOR: Ms. Mahbooba Amin and Tharakorn Chanlapa

CONTACT:  Mr. Fazle Karim

Head, Information Technology & Engineering

AIT Extension, Asian Institute of Technology