The Disaster Risk Management Knoweldge Centre (DRMKC) and the Cooperation Network of Risk, Safety and Security studies (CONRIS) share a common goal: to provide future disaster risk management (DRM) professionals with international, state-of-the-art, evidence-based knowledge about DRM which should contribute to the quality of DRM practices. In May 2017 DRMKC published the extensive report "Science for Disaster Risk Management: Knowing better and losing less", in which reviews, scientific solutions and their practical use in various DRM areas are brought together. This training should contribute to the dissemination of this knowledge to risk safety and security management students working/aiming to work in the DRM field.
Training will be organised and developed by EPSI-UAB together with partner universities from the CONRIS network. The DRMKC will support the initiative through feedback on both the outline of training and the arrangement of guest lectures from the DRMKC network. The materials will be developed in such a way by which they can be reutilised at other universities.

The training will take place February 11-15, 2019, at the School of Prevention and Integral Safety and Security EPSI - UAB. It will be given to both undergraduate and graduate students.
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Learning outcome

The DRM 2017 book should contribute to the overall objective of the Sendai framework: reducing disaster risk and losses and shifting the emphasis from managing disasters to managing the underlying risk. This should result in a more resilient society.

The overall learning outcome of the training is:

After the training, participants will be able to understand those major technological and natural risks that are relevant in their region,  to communicate these risks to selected target groups and be capable of advising measures aimed at risk reduction and at increasing society’s resilience.

To achieve the overall objective, the following learning outcomes have been defined:

• Be able to assess the relevant natural and technological hazards in your regions, the area exposed to these hazards and the vulnerability of your region to these hazards and make use of the available risk information e.g. risk maps for your country.
• Understand the drivers, impacts and key tools to manage the main natural and technological hazards in your region.
• For two major risks in your region, to develop a risk management strategy that takes the whole disaster management cycle into consideration.
• Based on your risks management strategy, to develop a risk and crisis communication strategy to inform the public in your region.


The examination is based on the following products:

  • You develop a disaster management strategy for two particular type of risks in a region that:
  • includes a risk assessment, based on the assessment of available risk information e.g. the open source risk maps, that consists of an assessment of the hazard, exposure, vulnerability and the drivers that influence these;
  • covers the whole disaster risk management cycle;
  • considers both structural and non-structural measures e.g. based on the tools provided through the JRC project database includes a risk and crisis communication strategy to inform the public about what they can do to manage the risk e.g. based on the tools provided through the JRC project database.