51st Hybrid (Online and Face to Face) Training Course on Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Development

Date:  13 - 24 Nov 2023

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand




Online Phase: November 13-17, 2023 and Face to Face Phase: November 20-24, 2023


This course is the successor of the 50th Disaster Management Course. The course offers skills and knowledge on disaster risk management and adopts a multi-hazard, multi-level, multi-agency and multi-disciplinary approaches for DRR and risk-informed sustainable development. The course incorporates new relevant concepts and topics such as risk-informed development planning, transparency and accountability, monitoring and evaluation through case study discussion and field visits.

The output of this course will be a tailored DRM action plan for sustainable development that participants will work on when they return to their organization.


At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

• Explain key concepts, principles and models in Disaster Risk Management

• Apply disaster risk identification and assessment processes

• List down and discuss risk reduction activities at various phases of the DRM cycle

• Perform disaster preparedness planning

• Discuss key elements and features necessary for effective emergency response

• Identify and discuss post-disaster recovery interventions

• Develop re-entry plans for making disaster management work participant’s context


Module 1: Introduction to Disaster Risk Management (Online)

This module introduces participants to disaster-related concepts and terminologies, disaster risk trends, DRM frameworks, tools, approaches and methods.

Module 2: Disaster Risk Identification and Assessment (Online)

This module introduces disaster risk identification and assessment processes that include conducting hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessments and provides a practical exercise in overall risk identification and assessment. The module also examines the application of risk assessments in DRM processes and look at the impact of climate change on the risk assessment approaches.

Module 3: Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development (Online)

This module discusses risk reduction through prevention, preparedness and mitigation activities with COVID-19 still present. We will also look at sustainable development and explores linkages between disasters and development and emphasizes the importance of mainstreaming DRR in sustainable development planning and implementation.

Module 4: Disaster Preparedness Planning (Face to Face)

This module focuses on developing skills in effective planning for disaster preparedness. It takes participants through different stages of the preparedness planning and provides essential guidelines for preparedness planning for effective response.

Module 5: Emergency Response (Face to Face)

This module focuses on the specifics of coordination and management of emergency response in disaster situations. The concepts and practices of emergency response including emergency coordination centers and how these are critical to the effective response operations in disaster situation will be covered.

Module 6: Disaster Recovery (Face to Face)

This module focuses on Post-disaster Damage and Need Assessments and Disaster Recovery. We will also take a closer look at disaster economics. This module also explores the post disaster recovery process as an entry point and opportunity for longer term risk reduction.

Module 7: Making Sustainable Disaster Management Work (Face to Face)

This module discusses significant overarching requirements for the implementation disaster management in the context of sustainable development. It introduces crosscutting issues to help increase the effectiveness of disaster management activities.


The course will be most beneficial for: IFRC/ ICRC; international and local NGOs; NGOs involved in disaster risk reduction response and recovery; staff from training institutes and other agencies responsible for knowledge dissemination and training of trainers on disaster risk reduction and management; persons involved in coordination of disaster management activities e.g., defense forces and emergency services; and UN agencies. Government officials and decision-makers are also encouraged to participate so they can better support DRM efforts.


$1,600 (without accommodation)
$1,900 (with accommodation)

Fees are inclusive of course materials (soft copy), cost of instructions and course certificate. For face-to-face training, fee is inclusive of morning and afternoon snacks and lunch during the course.


Interested individuals and organizations can register online at

For more information about the course, you may also contact Apibarl Bunchongraksa at and telephone numbers +66 22980681 to 92 ext. 132.

Due to limited slots for this course, interested parties must register on or before October 13, 2023.


If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC's account through a bank transfer not later than October 20, 2023. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled.