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Disaster Risk Management Training Online at Saxion University of Applied Sciences 2024

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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. The Disaster Risk Management Training is integrated part of study programme Safety&Security Studies, international semester ‘crisis&disaster management’.

Main objective of the training 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 Saxion 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.

The training takes place from 27 February – 1 March 2024 in Deventer (the Netherlands). All Saxion students attend the training course on location. For external students and professionals, it is possible to join the presentations online.

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 Download
27 Feb 2024   Introduction disaster risk reduction Volker Stilling, Saxion University of Applied Sciences Presentation 
27 Feb 2024 13.00-14.00 Introduction international policy frameworks on disaster risk management Zsuzsanna Gyenes & Ian Clark, Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre, Italy Presentation 
28 Feb 2024 09.15-10.15 Hazards and their impacts James Douris, World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland Presentation 
28 Feb 2024 10.45-12.00 Risk drivers that foster hazards, their likelihood, exposure and/or vulnerability in the future Prof. Dr. Clemens Gause, Hamburg Northern Business School, Germany Presentation 
28 Feb 2024 14.00-15.15 Societal Transformation: From Risk Management to Collapse of Societies Juergen Weichselgartner, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany Presentation 
29 Feb 2024 09.15-10.15 Coping and adaptive capacities to deal with disaster risks Igor Milić, University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica, Croatia Presentation 
29 Feb 2024 10.45-12.00 Public perception and communicating disaster risks Dr. Yung-Fang Chen, Coventry University, UK Presentation