Disaster Management

Disaster Management

Location: Online

Dates: TBC

Fee: € 950

This course aims to bridge existing gaps in practice knowledge by cultivating students who want to develop a career in humanitarian/humanitarian professionals equipped with a balanced blend of academic insights and practical skills. Its goal is to mitigate vulnerabilities and risks to hazards while fostering resilience among nations and communities. The course adopts an integrated approach, framing humanitarian response within the context of development, where vulnerability and disaster risk reduction are fundamental components. It acknowledges the heightened vulnerabilities of impoverished and marginalized populations, particularly in the developing world, who often bear the brunt of disasters disproportionately. Central to this course is the study of disaster risk reduction, response, and post-disaster recovery, all underpinned by principles of justice, equity, and social inclusion. This course also includes a mock Field Practicum, which is the most vital component as it brings together all the key theoretical learnings for the participants. The field practicum aims to enable the participants to develop a broader perspective and application of disaster management.

Who is the Coach?


Hello, I’m Jo, and I’ve devoted over 8 years to an international organization, focusing on global emergency response and international development. My diverse experience includes tackling crises like the China floods, the Nepal and Afghan earthquakes, and the Ukraine crisis. My expertise lies in result-based management and promoting gender and disability inclusion. One of my proudest achievements is fostering disability and gender inclusion in Nepal, where I collaborated with vulnerable communities, witnessing transformative changes that positively impacted underserved populations. I’ve conducted humanitarian-related training for various audiences, from senior governmental officials to grassroots organizations. My work consistently emphasizes a participatory approach, which has served as the foundation of my career. Beyond my professional endeavors, I’m fluent in four languages (Arabic, Cantonese, English, and Mandarin) and have a passion for exploring different cultures through travel.


  • Introduction of disaster
  • Disaster management cycle
  • Disaster response
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Disaster Risk Reduction

  • How to manage a disaster humanitarian project
  • Theory of Project management
  • Project cycle (assessment/design/implementation/monitoring/evaluation/learning)

  • Assessment tool introduction
  • Scenario exercise (learn how to use the tool to assess)

  • Sharing and reflection of the result
  • Scenario exercise (integrated the assessment findings in project design)

  • Sharing and reflection of the result
  • Conclusion of the course/trends and development of disaster management and humanitarian