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  • African Centre for Disaster Studies - NWU - PRAL 2010
    Reid Memorial Lecture 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Consultancy Postgraduate Diploma Masters Degree PhD Short Courses News Contact us Mailing list Login Register NWU Not logged in Login Tweet PRAL 2010 The fifth Pat Reid Annual Lecture was presented by Prof James Lewis on 14 September 2010 with the title Corruption the hidden perpetrator of under development and vulnerability to natural hazards and disasters Download the full lecture

    Original URL path: http://acds.co.za/index.php?page=2010-2 (2015-12-05)
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  • African Centre for Disaster Studies - NWU - PRAL 2011
    About Knowledge Shop Staff Research and Publications Jàmbá Projects Pat Reid Memorial Lecture 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Consultancy Postgraduate Diploma Masters Degree PhD Short Courses News Contact us Mailing list Login Register NWU Not logged in Login Tweet PRAL 2011 The sixth Pat Reid Annual Lecture was presented by Dr Elaine Enarson on 7 September 2011 with the title Gender disaster and climate change new ways forward

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  • African Centre for Disaster Studies - NWU - PRAL - 2012
    2011 2012 Consultancy Postgraduate Diploma Masters Degree PhD Short Courses News Contact us Mailing list Login Register NWU Not logged in Login Tweet PRAL 2012 From 2012 the Pat Reid Annual Lecture in Disaster Risk Reduction will be known as the Pat Reid Memorial Lecture in Disaster Risk Reduction The seventh Pat Reid Memorial Lecture was presented by Prof Ken Hewitt Wilfrid Laurier University Canada at the first Biennial Conference

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  • African Centre for Disaster Studies - NWU - Advanced DRR
    to face contact Prerequisite for enrollment Basic course in disaster reduction or equivalent Outcomes Understand and explain the difference between risk hazard and vulnerability Demonstrate knowledge of the interaction between hazards risk and vulnerability Classify and identify hazards vulnerability and risk according to set criteria Assess the permanent and temporal characteristics of hazards Assess vulnerability and disaster risk Conduct a hazard vulnerability and risk assessment Demonstrate knowledge about the factors contributing to vulnerability Explain human and environmental interaction in creating vulnerability Assess the characterisation of vulnerability Define and determine the recurring elements to vulnerability in both the urban and rural setting Conduct a risk and vulnerability analysis Assess capacity in communities at risk Course overview This course is aimed at providing the learner with an enhanced understanding of disaster risk The first part of the module ensures a level playing field by defining the most important concepts The section thereafter explores the interrelatedness of hazards risk and vulnerability A distinction is drawn between what constitutes a risk a hazard and vulnerability The emphasis is also on the classification of hazards Different categories of hazards are explained The permanent and temporal characteristics of hazards are alluded to in order to obtain

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  • African Centre for Disaster Studies - NWU - DRR Planning
    an understanding of the basic concepts of disaster planning Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between the plan and the process Understand the relationship between disaster plans and integrated development planning Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of planning Follow basic guidelines to initiate a planning process Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities for planning Identify relevant role players and follow basic guidelines to establish a planning committee Demonstrate an understanding of the various levels of plans Follow basic guidelines for the development of a plan Demonstrate knowledge of all the elements of disaster management and the integration thereof into disaster planning Follow basic guidelines for developing plan formats Demonstrate knowledge of planning frameworks and differentiate between different types of plans Follow basic guidelines for the development of corporate or basic plans and contingency plans Course overview This course enables you to develop insight and skills into disaster management planning The first part of the module deals with the purpose of planning and underscores the fact that planning is the process which serves as the foundation of comprehensive disaster management The second part of the module considers the relationship between disaster management planning and development planning and for the benefit

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  • African Centre for Disaster Studies - NWU - Implementation of the DMA
    57 of 2002 and the National Disaster Management framework South Africa Duration 3 days face to face contact Prerequisite for enrollment None Outcomes Describe the various elements of disaster risk management and disaster management Identify disaster management guidelines as contained in government policies legislation regulations and instructions Interpret policies legislation regulations and instructions to contribute to pre disaster risk reduction and post disaster recovery and its integration into developmental initiatives Demonstrate knowledge of operating procedures and disaster planning to implement pre and post disaster activities Solve basic disaster management problems using policy guidelines Establish disaster management structures on district and metropolitan level Course overview This course aims to provide the practitioner politician and other professionals insight into the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 and the National Disaster Management Framework The module covers the implementation of the Disaster Management Act and the Framework on all levels of government local provincial and national The first part of the module defines the main concepts in disaster management and provides an understanding disaster risk management and disaster management It explains the disaster management structures as per the Disaster Management Act and how to establish disaster management structures on provincial metro and district level

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  • African Centre for Disaster Studies - NWU - Volunteer Capacity Building
    News Contact us Mailing list Login Register NWU Not logged in Login Tweet Volunteer Capacity Building Volunteer Capacity Building Volunteer Units according to the Disaster Management Act of 2002 may be established by different government entities These volunteers however to be effective and practical applicable needs to trained in different skills and practices to make these units effective This course strives to address the different needs and responsibilities of volunteer

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  • African Centre for Disaster Studies - NWU - News
    August 2012 Final submission of corrected full length papers 15 September 2012 Final date of registration Category Conf2012 Posted by Dewald van Niekerk Date Activity 30 April 2012 Deadline for the submission of abstracts 31 May 2012 Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be provided to authors via email 29 June 2012 Submission of full length papers Papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process Selected papers

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