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Diploma in Disaster Management

Africa Training Institute is pleased to announce Diploma in Disaster Management. This is both an online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Overall Course Overview
This integrated course defines humanitarian response within the framework of an understanding of development, with vulnerability and disaster risk reduction as an integral part of development.

This programme recognizes the vulnerabilities faced by the poor and marginalized and the disproportionate impact of disasters endured by them in the developing world. In this programme, the study of disaster risk reduction, disaster response and post-disaster recovery will be grounded in the values of justice, equity and social inclusion. This course addresses all stages of disaster management in a comprehensive and holistic manner; including:

- Pre-disaster Preparedness and Mitigation
- Rescue and relief in the context of Disaster Management
- Post disaster rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery
The Following are the Key Thematic Areas Participants Will Cover:
This Diploma course in Disaster Management is designed to impart domain knowledge, capabilities and skills to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response.

  2. Recognize issues, debates and challenges arising the relationship between paradigm of development and disasters

  3. Critically evaluate disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response policy and practice from multiple perspectives

  4. Develop an understanding of standards of humanitarian response and practical relevance in specific types of disasters and conflict situations

  5. Critically understand the strengths and weaknesses of disaster management approaches, planning and programming in different countries, particularly their home country or the countries they work in, and;

  6. Respond to disaster risk reduction initiative and disasters in an effective, humane and sustainable manner.

Assignments: There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper counts for 30%, while the Final Exam accounts for 30% of the total mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Examination Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course. 

Duration and Course Load: 24 weeks (5 to 6 hours per week)

Dates: (Six Months) Course Starts at 1st of Every Month

ParticipantsDevelopment Professionals

Regions: Global

Organizer:  Africa Training Institute

Language: English

Format: Web-based and Distance Learning Facilitated 

General Course Contact: The Academic Manager -
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