In the aftermath of a disaster, affected populations across diversities may need shelter, food, water, sanitation, health, nutrition, and livelihoods restoration. In addition, they may be further exposed to discrimination, violence and other risks to their safety, protection, dignity, empowerment, resilience and recovery. The most marginalised and vulnerable people have a harder time surviving, recovering, and rebuilding their lives because they have fewer resources, are cut off from social networks, and have fewer coping mechanisms to fall back on. Thus, Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) elements must be taken into account in the governance of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) since they have a significant impact on how different groups of people feel the effects of disaster risk.
This course will help the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) professionals and practitioners to manage DRRM projects that incorporate GEDSI and ensure that the most vulnerable populations across diverse groups are prioritised and involved in decision-making processes for humanitarian response, recovery, preparedness, and risk reduction. Similarly, this course helps to widen the understanding, knowledge, and skills of staff at NDRRMA as well as its concerned officials in the federal, provincial, district, and local government.
NDRRMA encourages its staff and concerned officials at the federal, provincial, district, and local levels to complete the course and also members of the DRRM fraternity (Professionals, I/NGOs, Career aspirants on DRRM, etc.) through various forums and networks.