Working with the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) and the CONRIS network, Disaster and Emergency Management course at Coventry University will host a series of 12 online Disaster Risk Management Training seminars between September 2021 and April 2022 to provide students studying in disaster risk management with international, state of the art, evidence based knowledge about disaster risk management which should contribute to the quality of disaster risk management practices.
The use of collaborative online international learning (COIL) model aims to facilitate the teaching and learning activities and discussion between academic (teachers, students), professionals and communities. The series of COIL seminars will address the need for the collaboration between academics and professionals in the arrangements for disaster risk management to understand the factors which can enhance resilience and capacity. The use of co-design and co-create methods will provide students the opportunity to consider a variety of disaster risk management tools and strategies, not only from European perspectives but further reaching out to global context. The initiatives of solutions to risks of modern life can be seen as part of global citizenship development for students.
To obtain further detailed knowledge about disaster risk management, we have adapted two publications from the DRMKC. Four themes are identified for the series, including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery; each theme will be covered by means of scientific knowledge, a supporting case study and an exercise (drill). The goals are to: (1) provide understanding of disaster risk; (2) identify solutions to potential risk using a student-centred approach.
- Poljanšek, K., Marín Ferrer, M., De Groeve, T., Clark, I. (Eds.), 2017. Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less. EUR 28034 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, ISBN 978-92-79-60679-3, doi:10.2788/842809, JRC102482.
- Casajus Valles, A., Marin Ferrer, M., Poljanšek, K., Clark, I. (eds.), ‘Executive summary of the report Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow’, EUR 30183 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2020, ISBN 978 - 92 - 76 - 27150 - 5, doi:10.2760 / 919253, JRC114026.