Deepen your understanding of one of the most common impacts of disasters: disaster displacement. This interactive and dynamic eLearning course distils the guidance of the Words into Action Guideline Disaster Displacement: How to Reduce Risk, Address Impacts and Strengthen Resilience and its accompanying Checklist.
By helping characters make decisions to prevent and manage disaster displacement in various scenarios, you will gain the insight and skills to address disaster displacement in your own community and government.
This eLearning course was developed through a partnership between the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Platform on Disaster Displacement and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction through the generous support of the German Federal Foreign Office.
Is this course for me?
The course is intended for disaster risk reduction professionals: both practitioners and policy makers. Others working on sustainable development, climate change adaptation and poverty eradication would also benefit.
How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will know:
- How to prevent disaster displacement by understanding the underlying risk drivers that can lead to displacement;
- How to effectively address displacement risk within laws, policies and governance mechanisms;
- How to prepare for disaster displacement;
- The need to identify and address the specific assistance and protection needs of disaster displaced people;
- How to meet minimum humanitarian principles and standards in disaster displacement contexts, including on response coordination;
- How to support resilience and find durable solutions for people who are displaced or at risk of disaster displacement and their host communities.
How long will it take?
This course should take you around 4 to 5 hours to complete.
Do I receive a certification?
Yes - you will be able to download a certificate once you have completed all of the modules within the course.
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