I have an experience of about 6 years working in an international environment. Following my Ph.D. from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), I am interested in projects / research activities linking climate change, agriculture, parametric insurance and disaster resilience. My recent area of work includes agricultural risk management through crop insurance using geo-spatial technologies, disaster information management, capacity building and developing technical manuals on Rapid assessment of Damage and Losses post disaster for SAARC and ASEAN region, through DRR and Space Applications Section of UNESCAP.
"It's All About Making The Right Choices At The Right Time"
WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?
In a world where both natural and man-made disasters are affecting us with alarming frequency, the concepts of disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction (DRR) are top of the list of priorities of an increasing number of countries in Asia. Disaster Risk Reduction is a systematic approach to identify, assess and mitigate the risk of disaster. DRR aims to reduce socio-economic vulnerability to disaster as well as dealing with the environmental and other hazards that trigger them. DRR is not a one-off activity but instead an integral part of the way organisations do their work. DRR is wide-ranging; its scope is much broader and deeper than crisis management. This programme addresses the challenges of assessing hazards, vulnerability and resilience and maximizing community engagement to transform information gathered into a professional plan aligned with Government and other agencies.
Staff of development organisation involved in the design, execution and coordination of project and programmes. This includes (future) project managers/coordinators, portfolio managers, desk officers and programme officers from development related organizations including donors, government departments, civil society groups, (I)NGO’s and charities.
Understand the concepts of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and disaster management.
Explain the relationship between hazards, vulnerability, capacity and disaster risk.
Explain what community based disaster risk management (CBDRM) is, its aim, main features and approach how disaster risk can be reduced through CBDRM.
Demonstrate the use of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) tools in collecting and analysing information for Hazard Vulnerability Capacity Analysis (HVCA) for developing a DRR plan.
Definitions and basic concepts
Disaster risk assessment
Community based disaster risk reduction/management
Steps of community based disaster risk management (CBDRM)
Participatory tools used for data and information collection on hazards, vulnerabilities, capacity analysis (HVCA)
Analysis of data and information
Formulating a DRR plan
DRR monitoring and evaluation
Stakeholder analysis and coordination with relevant organization for DRR
Dates: 15 - 17 September 2014
Course fee: € 450
Country: Islamabad, Pakistan (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)
As donors are diminishing their funding, NGOs need to find alternative ways of generating support from their external environment in order to increase their influence and to sustain themselves. Communication technologies and our rapidly changing world provide new opportunities for engagement and outreach. Hence, support-raising is more than just fundraising, it is about relationship building, recognition (become more visible in your domestic arena) and resource mobilisation. It covers the identification and mobilisation of all kinds of support, including voluntarism, moral support, political and policy support from individuals, governments, the private sector and other NGOs.
This course is aimed specifically at staff working for NGOs as well as desk-officers in relevant donor organisations, universities or government bodies who want to contribute to better embedding their organisations into their local environment for increased domestic support and organisational sustainability.
This course focuses on your organisational needs for successful support raising. First, support raising needs to be defined and identified what it means for your organisation. Then, you will learn how to map the main stakeholders and context you are working in and you will be equipped with tools and skills to formulate concrete strategies and action plans on DSR. Lastly, you will get insight into writing proposals and writing styles. Besides working on strategies for your own organisation, this course will reinforce your skills.
Dates: 08th - 11th September 2014
Course fee: € 650
Country: Bangkok, Thailand (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)
Improve the effectiveness and sustainability of your organisation
What is this course about? This training is designed to systematically assess and analyse an organisation and develop strategy options to improve performance. This course is suitable for organisation assessments as well as for organisations facing strategic challenges and changes.
PARTICIPANTS You have a curiosity in both analytical and more intuitive ways of diagnosis and strategy making, with an eye for relevance as well as enthusiasm. Managers, junior managers and advisers involved in developing and managing the strategic direction of organisations or are involved in institutional (network and policy) development. This course is highly suitable to be attended by two or (preferably) three participants from the same organisation to practice the tools and theories on their own organisation.
COURSE OBJECTIVES In this course you will acquire a compact and comprehensive toolkit to asses organisations and the context in which they operate. You will assess the performance of organisations and learn how to decide on strategic priorities for organisational development. Additionally you will learn how to facilitate a strategy workshop, analyse the institutional setting, the relations between actors and possibilities to develop a network. You will conduct an organizational assessment ,analysing structure, systems, staff, management styles and culture, developing and prioritising strategic options for improvement. Finally you will be introduced to oganisational change processes.
Dates: 26th – 30th May 2014
Course fee: € 750
Country: Bali, Indonesia (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)