Enhancing leadership skills to build resilience to disaster risk

Enhancing leadership skills to build resilience to disaster risk

8 - 12 Jul 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

Participants pose for a group picture

Leadership promotes disaster resilience by creating social bonds between a community. In addition, leaders build community’s trust in societal institutions by putting in place basic preparedness and response mechanisms as well as by ensuring potential responders are trained on a regular basis.

Through participating in a five-day training course, 14 senior personnel have enhanced their leadership skills in reducing the risk of disaster. The training course on “Leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)” was held on 8 – 12 July, 2019 at ADPC’s headquarters in Bangkok.

The five-day course was broken down into three core components to strengthen the participants’ understanding of DRR, introduce key concepts and discuss good examples.

At the end of the five-day course, participants were able to identify initiatives and good practices in disaster resilience leadership that are sustainable and replicable in other contexts.

Participants gained practical knowledge from a field visit and hands-on experience by working in scenario-based group work.

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