Social Issues in Disaster Management

Social Issues in Disaster Management

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During this course students will learn to recognize and integrate the issues of gender, class, ethnicity and race into disaster management planning.

The learning outcomes for the module are as follows:

  1. Understanding of the social nature of natural hazards and disasters.
  2. Knowledge of the social factors affecting disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Key Topics

  • Introduction to Hazards and Disasters Around the World
  • Vulnerability and Risk Assessments
  • Sustainable Hazards Mitigation
  • International, Government, Private Sector Roles & Responsibilities
  • Coordination of Community Resources
  • Informal Disaster Response

Course Duration

20-28 hours with the ability to start/stop/return at any time.

Recommended Participants

This course is for:

  • first responders,
  • active service military,
  • emergency managers and
  • veterans

Take this course to understand the theory behind their practice and increase their professional capacity when responding to a major emergency. This course is also aimed at personnel who form part of the Emergency Response organization.