ADH724 - Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Humanitarian Contexts


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week


*This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn


This unit explores the concepts of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management, and the relationship between disasters, climate change and resilience. It considers the key international frameworks and institutional structures relevant to DRR, and examines a range of program interventions and approaches used to manage disaster risk. The unit includes a particular focus on community-based disaster risk reduction, and on strategies to ensure that interventions respond to the needs of vulnerable groups.

We also examine the importance of national disaster management institutions, laws, policies and plans, and consider the importance of national government preparedness for requesting and receiving international humanitarian assistance.

The unit considers international and national financing mechanisms relevant to DRR, and the way in which DRR interventions are monitored and evaluated. Throughout the unit, we will be considering a range of case studies from different parts of the world, to illustrate the concepts and the issues discussed.

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