Risk assessments are essential to managing and reducing disaster risk as outlined in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Not only do risk assessments help practitioners understand the risks a region or community faces, but also their probability and impact. However, performing and interpreting risk assessments for decision-making requires significant expertise and resources.
In this regard, this training course offers a structured learning experience for risk managers to understand disaster risk assessments, their tools, and most importantly their outputs (e.g. maps). Emphasis will be placed on the interpretation of risk information for better decision-making in disaster risk management. The training course builds upon a decade of practical experience of ADPC and its partners in implementing risk assessment projects and supporting stakeholders in using the resulting hazard, vulnerability, and risk information to make well-informed decisions. The course will oﬀer a balance of classroom lectures and hands-on exercises derived from real-world risk assessment results as well as case studies to enhance the learning experience.
At the end of this five-day course, participants should be able to:
Describe the key concepts and processes of hazard assessments, vulnerability and capacity assessments, risk assessments, and elements-at-risk mapping
Carry out comprehensive disaster risk assessments using relevant tools
Interpret disaster risk information
Discuss how risk assessments are used in disaster risk management