Programme Curriculum

30 hours (4 weeks)


₹ 2,000/-

Learning Outcome

After completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

  1. Gain a comprehensive understanding of various types of disasters, their causes, and their impacts on communities.
  2. Learn about the key phases of disaster management, including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
  3. Explore the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders involved in disaster management, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and local communities.
  4. Develop an awareness of the social, economic, and environmental impacts of disasters on individuals, communities, and regions.

Target Learners

This micro course on Understanding Disaster Management is open to individuals of all backgrounds and educational levels who have an interest in learning about disaster management principles. There are no specific prerequisites or prior knowledge required. Participants must have a basic understanding of the English language to actively engage in the course material and discussions.

Course Overview

This course awards students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles, practices, and challenges associated with disaster management. In an increasingly vulnerable world, being prepared for and effectively responding to disasters is crucial for minimizing loss of life, reducing the impact on communities, and facilitating recovery.
Throughout this course, students will explore the different types of disasters, including natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires, as well as human-made disasters like industrial accidents and terrorist attacks. They will learn about the key phases of disaster management, including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Understanding of Disaster Management

  1. Meaning and definition of Disasters
  2. Natural Disasters
  3. Man-made Disasters

  1. Concept of disaster management
  2. Aims and objectives of disaster management
  3. Pre-disaster management and post – disaster management

  1. Global warming
  2. Ozone depletion
  3. Acid rain

  1. Tsunami in Indian ocean -2004
  2. Fukushima Nuclear disaster -2011
  3. Kedarnath Cloud Burst -2013

Learners will learn from articles, case studies, PPTs, eLearning material, videos, practical activities, assignments, webinars as well as discussions with fellow learners and mentors.

Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who obtain a minimum score of 50% in all quizzes.