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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 21-24 February 2023. 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.

Contact and registration

We welcome students from partner universities/organizations to participate in the lectures.
Please contact Volker Stillig for registration.

Detailed programme

Date-Time Time (CET) Lecture Lecturer / organization / partner
21 Feb 2023 09.30-11.00 Introduction disaster risk management and policy frameworks Zsuzsanna Gyenes & Ian Clark, DRMKC JRC
21 Feb 2023 13.00-14.30 Societal Transformation: From Risk Management to Collapse of Societies Juergen Weichselgartner, HWR Berlin
22 Feb 2023 09.30-11.00 Hazards and their impacts James Douris, World Meteorological Organization
23 Feb 2023 09.30-11.30 Public perception, communicating disaster risks to the public Yung-Fang Chen, Coventry University