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Training Course on Early Warning Systems

INTRODUCTION

Disaster risk within a country has its roots in development decisions that do not adequately address disaster concerns, and the resulting disasters are coming at the cost of development and poverty reduction. By not considering disaster risk in development planning, new risks could be unintentionally created or existing ones exacerbated through investments in infrastructure and public services, and through improper planning and regulation.

Thus it is essential that the process of development planning identifies and analyzes the underlying causes of risk, and factors in measures for risk reduction. By mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into national development processes, disaster risk considerations can be made an integral part of development processes, especially in priority sectors such as agriculture, education, health, housing and roads.

This course has been developed to enhance the capacity of government officials, development partners and stakeholders involved in development planning to mainstream disaster risk reduction into development activities and practices.

DURATION

5 days.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for audiences who form disaster management teams working in government agencies, NGOs, and Community Members working in governments, funding agencies, and research and non-government organizations for Emergency response and other Development programmes.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand operational mechanisms and procedures for the prediction, forecasting, monitoring and response to warning
  • Examine the kinds of tools and products that are available or could be developed to integrate information into forms most useful for them to make decisions at various levels; and set-up appropriate contingency plan or options to guide members of their organization against various hazards of different timescales.
  • Design end-to-end early warning systems for several types of hazards including, action planning for disaster preparedness, emergency management and social response with respect to early warning;
  • Develop tools for early warning audits, identify current gaps in existing early warning systems and put in place enhanced people-centered early warning system
  • Harmonization of early warning system and disaster mitigation for effective disaster risk reduction
  • Undertake risk assessment and design of multi-hazard end-to-end early warning systems for disaster risk reduction
  • Develop strategies to institutionalize early warning systems into the process cycle of disaster risk reduction and development planning, emergency response, and preparedness activities
  • Interpret and translate scientific information products into user friendly formats and prepare & communicate tailor made early warning information products to elicit response from at risk communities
  • Design and implement community based early warning systems that are people centered and that can effectively contribute to the risk management process/risk reduction
  • Evaluate and introduce public education and training programme for the community based early warning systems
  • Apply emerging new generation climate prediction technologies for anticipating and managing disaster risks associated with climate change & variability

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • Introduction to End-to-End Early Warning System
    • Overview to Basic Terminology & Concepts in DRM
    • Overview of Hazards and possibility of EWS
    • End-to-End EWS Framework and its Elements
    • Institutional mechanism/ framework for EWS
  • Hazard Detection, Monitoring, Forecasting & Information for Warning (HDMFW)
    • Hazard Identification Process
    • Risk Analysis: Probabilities and Consequences
    • Risk Management: Options Analysis
    • Detection, Monitoring, Forecasting & Information for Warning-Drought
    • Detection, Monitoring, Forecasting & Information for Warning-Flood/Flash Flood
    • Detection, Monitoring, Forecasting & Information for - Warning-Volcanoes, Earthquake and Tsunami
  • Application of Risk Assessment & Risk Communication for Early Warning
    • Use of Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment and Risk Maps for Early Warning
    • Risk Communication Process and Tools
    • Contingency Plans
    • Organizational Preparedness and Response Preparation
    • GIS and RS in Early Warning Systems
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Early Warning Systems
    • Table-Top Exercise & SOP Development
    • Community-level focus
    • Good practice and lessons learned across the globe
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of EWS
    • Monitoring the performance of EWS through quantifiable indicators and tools
    • Post Training work plan
    • Course Evaluation

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on 

Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

Mob: +254 715 077 817, +254 731 240 802, +254 735 331 020.

Email: outreach@indepthresearch.org.

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email: outreach@indepthresearch.org.

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 14th August 2017

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 21-08-2017
Event End Date 25-08-2017
Cut off date 14-08-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 59,064.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 725.00
Individual Price (International) USD 788.00
Location Nairobi, Kenya

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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