Vulnerability Risk Assessment

The University of the Witwatersrand will be running an NQF Level 5-rated certified short course in Vulnerability Risk Assessment aimed at providing government and NGO practitioners with an introduction to the knowledge and skills required to undertake Vulnerability Risk Assessments as required in terms of disaster management legislation, and in light of the need to reduce vulnerability to climate change, disaster risk and food insecurity in southern Africa.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of the theoretical and practical meaning of vulnerability and a range of related terms, such as disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
  • Recognition of the key drivers of vulnerability in southern Africa, and how they have changed over time
  • Cognition of the key legislative and policy frameworks relating to vulnerability and disaster risk reduction in various southern African countries, and how they are relevant to participants' work
  • Knowledge of key methodologies for undertaking the process and practice of vulnerability risk assessment
  • Awareness of data needs and constraints, methods and tools, limitations of the various approaches, and contextualising the results of vulnerability risk assessment

The course will include a field visit to South Africa's National Disaster Management Centre

Dates: 16-20th November 2009

Times: 9h00-17h00

Venue: Sunnyside Park Hotel, Parktown, Johannesburg

Cost: R6 000 per person (including all materials, lunches and teas, excluding accommodation which is available at the venue)

Contact Person: Melissa Moodley, tel: 011 717 4598, email: melissa.moodley@wits.ac.za

Facilitators and Trainers: Directed by Professor Coleen Vogel of the University of the Witwatersrand and facilitated by Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull, with guest lecturers.

Registration: Click Here.

Registration deadline: 9 November 2009

Event Start Date: 
Monday, 16 November, 2009
Event End Date: 
Friday, 20 November, 2009
Event Venue: 
Sunnyside Park Hotel, Parktown, Johannesburg
Event Type: 
Training

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