The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre is offering a one week English pilot course in Disaster Planning (DP) to limited number of disaster management practitioners, persons training to enter into a disaster management role, police personnel and military participants. This disaster management course reflects KAIPTC’s initiative in developing disaster management courses in support of West African disaster managers and their professional development in the civilian and security sectors. This is in line with building the capacity of disaster managers in support of the ECOWAS Humanitarian Response Mechanism (EHRM).
The focus of the DP English pilot course is to evaluate instructor and participant materials, determine the effectiveness of the instruction, and test course timings and agenda to make final changes to the material. The pilot course will take five days (21-25 January 2019), during which time facilitators will teach the course to selected participants. Participants will be requested to give feedback on course material and their experiences during the course.
The course is designed to provide disaster management professionals with a basic understanding of the importance of disaster planning in relation to disaster management; and the ability to conduct plan preparation, development, implementation, and maintenance.
The one-week course will be conducted in English through a combination of interactive presentations, small exercises, and a scenario-based exercise to conclude the course.
The problem-based learning approach will be used in the delivery of the course. Participants will play active roles in the learning process under the supervised guidance of a team of experienced facilitators. The course content will thus be delivered using a combination of tools such as; lectures, case studies, small group work exercises and simulation among others. The course will be conducted in English.
The principal target audience for the Disaster Planning pilot course will be predominantly disaster management practitioners, persons preparing to enter into a disaster management role, police and military personnel.
This course is sponsored by KAIPTC and USAFRICOM. Nominated participants will contact the Course Director to coordinate their travel arrangements to KAIPTC. Participants who will require visa on arrival will be responsible for their visa fees.
HOW TO APPLY
Disaster Management Agencies of selected countries will select participants for the course. Selected participants will send to the Course Director their résumé/CV. For military candidate, also provide organization/duty location and position currently held. Along with the résumé/CV, participants should send the bio-data page of their passport. Disaster Management Agencies of participating countries should strive to achieve gender balance in nominating personnel for the course.
Contact of the Course Director is as follows:
Lt Col Dela Klutse
Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
Tel +233-302-718200 – Ext 2038
Mobile +233 -262650279/+233-208725007