Disaster Risk Management Training Online at Saxion University of Applied Sciences

CONRIS network


The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) and the Cooperation Network of Risk, Safety and Security studies (CONRIS) share a common goal: to provide (future) disaster risk management professionals with international, state of the art, evidence based knowledge about disaster risk management which should contribute to the quality of disaster risk management practices. Based on these two publications Saxion University of Applied Sciences developed a Disaster Risk Management training which contributes to the dissemination of this knowledge to risk safety and security management students that work in or aim at working in the disaster risk management domain.

The DRM training is integrated part of the third year’s semester ‘crisis&disaster management’. It takes place from 15-18 February 2022. Main objective of the course is that students understand the main concepts of disaster risk management, from understanding the risk to communication and management; also take into account possible future challenges. The training consists of four training days. Next to (online) presentations and discussions about core principles of disaster risks management the students will zoom in and apply the information to specific crisis types, e.g. extreme weather events. This will be done in group work. On the last day, the training will be concluded by poster presentations and an evaluation of the training.

All students attend the training course online via blackboard collaborate. Blackboard is the digital learning environment of Saxion.

Detailed programme

Date-Time Time Lecture Lecturer / organization / partner
15 Feb 2022 09.00-10.30 Introduction disaster risk management and policy frameworks Ian Clark, Tiberiu-Eugen Antofie, DRMKC JRC
15 Feb 2022 13.00-14.30 Methodologies for risk assessment/impact assessment in the Risk Data Hub Ian Clark, Andrea Salvi, DRMKC JRC
16 Feb 2022 09.00-11.00 Hazards and their impacts James Douris, World Meteorological Organization
16 Feb 2022 13.00-14.30 Societal Transformation: From Risk Management to Collapse of Societies Juergen Weichselgartner, HWR Berlin
17 Feb 2022 09.30-12.00 Public perception, communicating disaster risks to the public Yung-Fang Chen, Coventry University