Ahvan Academy

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the concepts of Disaster Management
– Introduction to the concepts of Hazard, Vulnerability, Capacity, Risk and Disasters
Introduction to disaster management cycle
Institutional and Humanitarian Frameworks
Overview of DM Act and Policy
Introduction to Sphere Project and Red Cross Code of Conduct
CBDRR approach and process
Explain key characteristics of CBDRR approach
Seven steps of CBDRR project cycle
Hazard assessment process
Understanding the types of hazard
Hazard characteristics and their importance
Introduction to Hazard Assessment Matrix
Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA)
Classification of Vulnerability and Capacity
Underlying causes of vulnerabilities
Participatory Rapid Appraisal tools for VCA
How to use VCA matrix?
Stakeholders’ Coordination
Mapping of stakeholders
Understand the current coordination approach and processes
Coordination structure/s in India
Importance of coordination in relief management
Emergency Needs Assessment
Need and resource linkages
Scenario exercise on response planning
Understanding mandates and their implications for humanitarian work
Challenges and Opportunities for Coordination in India
Joint Statements and Plans for Humanitarian Action
Negotiations and Coordinated Strategy Implementation
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