DRM seminars from Coventry University based on JRC flagship report “Science for disaster risk management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow"

Working with the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) and the Cooperation Network for Risk, Safety & Security Studies (CONRIS Network), the Department for Disaster and Emergency Management at Coventry University, UK, will host a series of 12 online Disaster Risk Management Training seminars. Running between September 2021 and April 2022 these open-access sessions provide students studying disaster risk management with international, evidence-based knowledge about state-of-the-art practice, contributing to the quality of DRM provision. 
Throughout this series, the flagship DRMKC Joint Research Centre report “Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow” will be used as the foundation for participants to obtain further detailed knowledge. A collaborative online international learning (COIL) model will be used to facilitate the teaching and learning activities, encouraging exchange of knowledge and experience in disaster risk management to develop understanding of the factors that can enhance resilience and capacity. The use of co-design and co-creation methods will provide participants with the opportunity to consider a variety of disaster risk management tools and strategies, not only from European perspectives but reaching out further to create global context. The intention is that through taking the initiative regarding solutions to risks inherent in modern life, participants will additionally develop global citizenship skills and practices. 
The opening session took place on 22nd September 2021. Proceedings were successfully commenced by Dr Ian Clarke, representing the DRMKC, and the Deputy Head of Unit for Prevention and Disaster Risk Management in DG ECHO, Modris Stasuls. So far, more than 100 participants have registered for the course, including higher education students and professionals, and applications remain open to anyone who feels that they might contribute to, or benefit from, the series.


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