As Covid-19 has shown, disasters can wipe out decades of socio-economic progress. Globally, they have the potential to exacerbate economic and social fragility, and pose a major threat to achievement of the Agenda 2030. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is a systematic approach aimed at preventing new, reducing existing and managing residual risk. The course will introduce the risk landscape developing countries face, present DRR concepts and use instructive case studies on integrating DRR into projects. Participants will learn how to systematically assess risks and vulnerabilities, as well as how to enhance resilience in communities by applying specific tools across different thematic sectors.
It is an advantage to have attended the course Climate Change and Development prior to this course.
NADEL ETH - Center for Development and Cooperation