In this on-line course students will learn about the role of planning in the design and implementation of disaster risk reduction strategies to build resilience at national and subnational levels. Students will also learn and apply the ECLAC?s Damage and Loss Assessment methodology (DALA) to assess the effects and impacts of a disaster event and the financing needs it creates.
Target Audience: The course is aimed primarily at key actors in the process of planning, implementing, following up and monitoring Agenda 2030 for the achievement of sustainable development objectives.
The course is mainly aimed to government officials from ministries of planning, public works and national emergency offices in charge of the development and implementation of strategies for disaster risk reduction
During this 4-week course, lessons will be enabled for students on a weekly basis. Each lesson has an estimated duration of 10 hours and should be completed before the following lesson is released.
Students are expected to:
1. Review natural disasters terminology, as well as the global and regional panorama of disasters associated with natural hazards.
2. Understand the role of planning as a fundamental exercise in disaster risk management
3. Understand the link between disaster risk management, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
4. Understand the importance of disaster indicators to strengthen public policies
5. Understand the Damage and Loss Assessment (DALA) methodology designed by ECLAC for the economic evaluation of disasters
6. Apply the DALA methodology for the evaluation of sectors (social, infrastructure and productive) after a disaster occurrence
8. Understand the cross-cutting consequences of natural disasters, such as macroeconomic and environmental impacts
-Lessons will be put into practice through instructive exercises, short tests and group discussions.
-E-tutors will support the learning process and could be consulted at all times through the e-learning platform.