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Disaster Management

Disaster Management

This Disaster Management course is a Diploma program accredited by KNEC.

  • Diploma
  • 1 1/2 years
  • Other

The last three decades have seen a substantial rise in the number and frequency of disasters. Blame has solely been heaped on improper and uncontrolled human actions on the environment. While no country in the world is entirely safe, a lack of capacity to limit the impact of hazards remains a major burden for most countries. Thus, in an attempt to reverse this trend, the discipline of disaster management has been incorporated in all developmental programs. Disaster management is a rapidly emerging subject and professionals with academic qualifications and practical experience have key roles in lessening the impact of human and ecological catastrophe.

It is becoming increasingly important to foster resilience and a capacity to withstand disaster events, as a part of reducing and managing risk within a broader context of sustainable development.

Disaster management is how we deal with the human, material, economic or environmental impacts of said disaster, it is the process of how we prepare for, respond to and learn from the effects of major failures. Though often caused by nature, disasters can have human origins.

This Disaster Management diploma program equips students with skills and knowledge in disaster types and behaviors. A diploma in disaster management reduces and prevents further damage.

Disaster Management students will explore the principles and practices of emergency management, social dimensions of disaster, natural hazards, terrorism and homeland security, communication, humanitarian response and emergency management planning.

Disaster Management course involves equipping learners and disaster
practitioners with knowledge and skills dealing with a disaster, by
looking for and implementing strategies that could prevent or at least
minimize the chance of them happening again or minimizing their impact.
It is a continuous process, not just a reaction to a specific event.

Career path

The Disaster Management graduates could work in humanitarian
organizations and for the government in strategizing and implementing
disaster management policies.

The career opportunities for Disaster Management graduates are numerous. Some of them may arise in the emergency services, emergency planning and response services, government agencies, local authorities, relief agencies, United Nations organisations, uniformed services, non-governmental organisations.

Career options in Disaster management;

  • Anti-terrorism Emergency Manager
  • Business Continuity Planner
  • Business Risk Manager
  • Campus Emergency Manager
  • Crisis Communication Specialist
  • Disaster Recovery Coordinator
  • Disaster Risk Specialist
  • Emergency Management Policy Advisor
  • Emergency Public Health Manager
  • Emergency Social Services Manager
  • Emergency Telecommunications Manager
  • Environmental Emergencies Specialist
  • Event Safety and Emergency Manager
  • Hospital Emergency Manager
  • Humanitarian Assistance Professional
  • Industrial Emergency Manager

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